Accountability and curriculum change

Smeed, Judy L. (2008) Accountability and curriculum change. Perspectives on Educational Leadership.

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It is argued that there are increasing pressures of accountability on principals to improve school performance (Bishop & Mulford, 1999) - from systems, from school communities and wider. In response to this, many principals are investigating different methods of curriculum organisation and delivery. Accountability in relation to the curriculum is being monitored by a growing number of high-stakes tests and schools are responding by looking to ensure their curriculum accomodates the testing requirements. This paper identifies some of the issues facing schools where the pressures of accountability are leading to curriculum change. Of note in this changing agenda in schools is the some leaders are looking externally for assistance.

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ID Code: 15435
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2010 00:36

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