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Local Control and Accountability
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Local Control and Accountability
How to Get It, Keep It, and Improve School Performance



February 1997 | 136 pages | Corwin
The increasing call for local control and accountability in United States' schools has resulted in a rapid bid by public schools to decentralize. Schools and school systems therefore need to acquire the skills - such as research, assessment and evaluation - necessary to make local control work, as these skills are not significant elements of the current teacher preparation curriculum.

Techniques that have been used successfully by schools to implement and maintain local control programmes and policies are illustrated in this book to assist professionals involved in the decentralization process.

 
Why Be Concerned about Accountability?
 
How Are Decisions Made Now? What Should Change?
 
The Three Building Blocks of Accountability
Vision Setting, Action Research, and Performance Assessment

 
 
Reducing the Risk of School Failure
 
Getting Major System Changes in Place
 
Confronting Literacy Concerns Head On
 
Arbitrating Conflicts over Inclusion
 
Gaining Support for Local Initiatives
 
Bringing Out the Best in Teachers and Programs

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ISBN: 9780803964129
£20.99