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ERIC Number: ED369160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Best Practices Statements for School and Systemic Development.
Highett, Neville
The Quality Assurance Directorate of the New South Wales (Australia) Department of School Education is developing a series of Best Practices descriptor statements to help define discussions on school development. A wide range of performance indicators are being discussed among educators worldwide. Reporting of performance indicators needs to be seen within the context of decentralized decision making. In Australian states and territories, schools are expected to get closer to their community but still implement systemic reforms of the state. Teacher effectiveness plays a large part in the accountability questions that arise from the conflict between devolution and localized decision making. Improving learning organizations depends on a common vision of education and an engaged staff. Performance indicators are an important part of assessing educational improvement, though they can often be misrepresented. The Quality Assurance Directorate is developing best practice descriptors in three dimensions of schooling: teaching and learning, school governance and management, and school leadership and culture. Best Practices indicators provide a framework to initiate and chart systemic progress. Accountability and policy planning and implementation can be aided by reporting these indicators publicly. (Contains 25 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia