ERIC Number: ED422638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Politics of Accountability: Educative and International Perspectives. The 1997 Yearbook of the Politics of Education Association.
Macpherson, Reynold J. S., Ed.
This book reports on the outcomes of an international policy-research project concerned with how power is used in education to construct and discharge obligations among stakeholders. The collection of articles suggests how such processes might better serve educational ends. The research examines how the politics of education at the site and systemic levels have been contributing to the reconstruction of accountability policies in an international policy context, a context characterized by conceptual disarray, multi-reform strategies, blunt administrative instruments, and plurally political cultures. The text is divided into two parts. Part 1 reports on research conducted in North American settings, focusing on low-wealth school districts, on how to enhance accountability, on integrated governance, on authentic education accountability policies, and on patterns of social control in assessment practices. Part 2 provides research reports from England and Wales, and Australia, a comparative study of two Australian and Canadian systems, and then two philosophical chapters that examine some international dilemmas. (RJM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Politics of Education, School Effectiveness, Social Control
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paper: ISBN-0-8039-6687-3, $22.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6686-5, $51.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Politics of Education Association, Fullerton, CA.
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales); United States