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Educational Accountability

International perspectives on challenges and possibilities for school leadership, 1st Edition

Edited by Jacob Easley II, Pierre Tulowitzki


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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


Michael Schratz

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

Ting Wang

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

Pranati Panda

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

Jorunn Møller

Chapter 17 Educational Accountability Around The Globe: Challenges and Possibilities for School Leadership

Pierre Tulowitzki

About the authors

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General