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ERIC Number: EJ1157339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-21
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068-2341
Rethinking Side Effects of Accountability in Education: Insights from a Multiple Methods Study in Four German School Systems
Thiel, Corrie; Bellmann, Johannes
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v25 n93 spec iss Aug 2017
Based on a research project comprising data from an interview study and a survey with teachers and school principals in four German federal states ("Bundesländer"), this paper questions the claim that the side effects of accountability in education are bound to high-stakes contexts, and also provides evidence of side effects occurring in no- and low-stakes contexts. The findings suggest that side effects cannot be fully explained by certain implementation features of accountability regimes (e.g., high stakes), but should rather be understood as a result of implementation features as well as systematic effects of accountability in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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