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Education, Professionalism and the Quest for Accountability: Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

Education, Professionalism and the Quest for Accountability: Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

by Jane Green

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This book focuses on education and its relation to professional accountability as viewed from two different, but not unrelated, perspectives. First, the book is about the work of professionals in schools and colleges (teachers, head teachers, leaders, principals, directors and educational managers, etc.) and the detrimental effects which our present system of accountability – and the managerialism which this system creates – have had on education, its practice, its organization, its conduct and its content. It is also about the professional education (the occupational/professional formation and development) of practitioners in communities other than educational ones and how they, too, contend with the effects of this system on their practices.

These different perspectives represent two sides of the same problem: that whatever one’s métier – whether a teacher, nurse, social worker, community officer, librarian, civil servant, etc – all who now work in institutions designed to serve the public are expected to reorganize their thoughts and practice in accordance with a "performance" management model of accountability which encourages a rigid bureaucracy, one which translates regulation and monitoring procedures, guidelines and advice into inflexible and obligatory compliance. A careful scrutiny of the underlying rationale of this "managerial" model shows how and why it may be expected, paradoxically, to make practices less accountable – and, in the case of education, less educative.



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ISBN-13: 9780415855242
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/14/2013
Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jane Green is a freelance consultant and tutor, designing and running ethics courses. Further information can be found at www.ethics-courses.com.

Hometown:

Westport, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

May 31, 1968

Place of Birth:

London, England

Education:

"Managed to drop out of Fine Art Degree at University."

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