ERIC Number: EJ719258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 27
Accountability and Responsibility: "Rogue" School Leaders and the Induction of New Teachers in England
Bubb, Sara; Earley, Peter; Totterdell, Michael
Oxford Review of Education, v31 n2 p255-272 Jun 2005
This paper considers the professional responsibility of schools in England to provide effective induction practices in the context of a central government mandated policy. It looks at individual schools as "habitats" for induction and the role of school leaders and LEAs as facilitators or inhibitors. Notions of professional responsibility and public accountability are used to analyse the small number of "rogue" school leaders who, within the new legislative framework, treat new teachers unprofessionally and waste public resources. A typology of "rogue" schools that are in some way deviant in transgressing induction requirements is developed and the various sanctions that can be deployed against such schools are examined. How LEAs handle their monitoring and accountability role and manage deviant schools is considered. Finally, suggestions are made for improvements, such as the need to clarify professional responsibility and refine systems of professional accountability.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Policy, Administrator Role, Public Agencies, Comparative Analysis, School Based Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)