Educational Accountability: International perspectives on challenges and possibilities for school leadership provides an opportunity to assess, reflect on, and discuss current issues surrounding accountability policies in education from around the globe and the implications they hold for school leadership. It addresses the global trend of accountability policies expanding in scope to include the education profession as well as the increasing incidence of international policy borrowing, brought on chiefly by globalisation.
Specific case studies offer a contextual examination of the theory, policy and practice of accountability and an inspection of their influence on school leadership. Cases are intentionally juxtaposed to provide a broad perspective of regional and cultural similarities and departures, and are arranged to reflect the diasporic Chinese, Anglo, European, and Hispanic societies.
Bringing together a number of highly regarded experts within the field, the book cultivates a global perspective on the challenges and possibilities for school leaders to foster school effectiveness and improvement. Educational Accountability should be key reading for researchers, policy makers, and current and future school leaders.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Conceptualizing Educational Accountability Across Global Contexts
Jacob Easley II
Chapter 2 Principal Leadership And Accountability In Australia: A Fine Balance Indeed
Simon Clarke & Neil Dempster
Chapter 3 Aotearoa New Zealand: Examining The Challenges Of Educational Accountability Policies And Exploring Possibilities For School Leadership
Jan Robertson & Mary Hill
Chapter 4 From Policy And Practice To Possibilities: The Context Of Educational Accountability in The U.S. And Praxis of School Leadership
Jacob Easley II & Mohammed Elmeski
Chapter 5 Chile: School Leadership Challenged By Double Accountability Towards Schools
José Weinstein, Javiera Marfán, Andrea Horn, Gonzalo Muñoz
Chapter 6 School Accountability Policy In Practice: Learning byBy Comparing Australiea, New Zealand, USA, and China
James P. Spillane & Katie Mertz
Chapter 7 Teacher Evaluation And Educational Accountability in China: Implications for School Leadership
Chapter 8 The School Development And Accountability Framework in Hong Kong: Possibilities Of Educational Leadership
Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang
Chapter 9 School Education and Accountability In India: Mapping Current Policies And Practices
Chapter 10. The Promises and Perils of School Leadership for Accountability: Four Lessons from China, Hong Kong and India
Moosung Lee & Misty M. Kirby
Chapter 11 Accountability Policies And School Leadership in Austria: Increasing Competition And Little Accountability
Anna Kanape-Willingshofer, Herbert Altrichter, David Kemethofer
Chapter 12 Top-down Accountability And Local Management: Tensions And Contradictions Experienced By French Principals As Leaders
Romuald Normand & Jean-Louis Derouet
Chapter 13 Accountability In The German School System: More Of A Burden Than A Preference Stephan Gerhard Huber, Bettina-Maria Gördel, Selin Kilic, Pierre Tulowitzki
Chapter 14 Swinging Between Two Platforms: Accountability Policy In The Netherlands And Educational Leadership In And Around Schools
Jeroen Imants, Yvonne Zwart, Peter Breur
Chapter 15 Emerging Accountability Policies And Practices In Education: The Case Of Norway
Guri Skedsmo and Sølvi Mausethagen
Chapter 16 Accountability Policies Across Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway
Chapter 17 Educational Accountability Around The Globe: Challenges and Possibilities for School Leadership
About the authors
Jacob Easley II is Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University, USA.
Pierre Tulowitzki is Senior Researcher at the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education at the University of Teacher Education in Zug, Switzerland.