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ERIC Number: ED441820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Pages: 15
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Performance Management and the Changing Language of Education.
Pring, Richard
"Performance management" is a term that refers loosely to a way of managing large organizations and systems. It requires the identification of clear and measurable targets and the translation of those targets into targets for the members of the organization. Audits and performance indicators then become essential parts of the appraisal of the targets and the means of reaching them, and policy decision requires a systematic review of evidence for setting reasonable targets. "Paying Teachers for What They Know and Do" (A. Odden and C. Kelley, 1997) and consultation papers from the British Government have set out an agenda of performance management for British schools. The new language of educational management now permeates the language of teaching. However, the pursuit of this kind of educational reform can result in a redescription of educational practice in business terms, something that may impoverish the relationship between the teacher and the learned and limit the professional judgment and role of the teacher. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom