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ERIC Number: ED547402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 0-9734295-9-3
Accountability and the Public Trust: Restoring the Balance. An Annotated Bibliography
Beaulieu, Paul
Centre for Literacy of Quebec
This bibliography was compiled for the 2006 Summer Institute at The Centre for Literacy-"Accountability and Public Trust: Restoring the Balance." The selections include lectures, research studies, policy papers, and government documents that describe and analyze recent concepts of accountability in the context of government funding in the non-profit sector in several countries. They look at issues of assessment and accountability in the broad field of education and more narrowly in the fields of adult literacy and adult basic education. Each section has been arranged in chronological order to reflect the evolution of ideas over the past two decades. Although far from exhaustive, the selected entries offer a set of essential readings on the topic and a point of entry for further research. The references, from Canada and a number of other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, show the experience of accountability in the different countries to be remarkably similar. Put together, the references and annotations also form a narrative. Research for this bibliography included thorough searches of: the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD); the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL); the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) database; National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL); the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC); The Centre for Literacy resource collection; and the web sites of numerous national/international agencies with an acknowledged stake in literacy and lifelong learning. Further recommendations were contributed by participants at the Summer Institute. An Author/Editor Index and a Title Index are included.
Centre for Literacy of Quebec. 2100 Marlowe Avenue Suite 236, Montreal, QC H4A 3L5, Canada. Tel: 514-798-5601; Fax: 514-798-5602; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Canada Post; Human Resources and Social Development Canada, National Office of Literacy and Learning (NOLL)
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy of Quebec (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States