ERIC Number: EJ1044286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Building a School Leadership Programme: An American Paradox of Autonomy and Accountability
Reyes-Guerra, Daniel; Russo, Marianne R.; Bogotch, Ira E.; Vásquez-Colina, Maria D.
School Leadership & Management, v34 n4 p414-437 2014
School districts within the USA face ever-decreasing autonomy in rendering decisions regarding instruction, curriculum and the leading and managing of schools at the local level due to the ever-increasing accountability measures implemented by district, state and federal governments. This study investigates a joint university-school district partnership designed to develop turnaround administrators by exploring the tensions between autonomy and accountability. The findings indicate that mandates "force" educators to find new spaces that are contextually appropriate and effective in exercising their autonomy and accountability within a conceptual model for partnerships between schools, districts, universities and the governing bodies that regulate them.
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Autonomy, Leadership Training, Program Development, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Turnaround, Governance, School District Autonomy, Participant Satisfaction, Curriculum Development, Workshops, Program Administration, Group Dynamics, Conflict, Interviews, Compliance (Legal), Empowerment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Innovation, Models, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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