THE POLITICS OF ACCOUNTABILITY - RESEARCH IN PROSPECT

Citation
Rjs. Macpherson et al., THE POLITICS OF ACCOUNTABILITY - RESEARCH IN PROSPECT, Educational policy, 12(1-2), 1998, pp. 216-229
Citations number
NO
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Education & Educational Research
Journal title
ISSN journal
0895-9048
Volume
12
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
216 - 229
Database
ISI
SICI code
0895-9048(1998)12:1-2<216:TPOA-R>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
This collection of articles has reported international policy research on how power is being used in education to build and discharge obliga tions between stakeholders: the politics of accountability. The resear ch reported shows well how the politics of education at site and syste mic levels have been helping to reconstruct accountability policies. T his concluding article offers afresh angle on the research reported by examining the extent to which the processes of reconstructing account ability policies might yet help improve the quality of politics in edu cation. It finds that the politics of accountability need to be respec ted and developed as part of policy coherence testing in systems and s chools and as central to the process of legitimating practices.