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Achieving Accountability in Higher Education: Balancing Public, Academic, and Market Demands


reviewed by Lynne Wiley — 2005

coverTitle: Achieving Accountability in Higher Education: Balancing Public, Academic, and Market Demands
Author(s): Joseph C. Burke & Associates
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787972428, Pages: 369, Year: 2005
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In recent years, numerous books and articles dealing with the effect of the new climate of accountability on K–12 education have appeared, examining topics ranging from high-stakes testing in elementary classrooms (Diamond & Spillane, 2004; Dorgan, 2004) to the effect of the No Child Left Behind Act (Meier & Wood, 2005; Peterson & West, 2004). Implicit in each of these works is a set of questions that frame all discussions of accountability: Who is accountable to whom, for what purposes, for whose benefit, by which means, and with what consequences (Behn, 2001; O’Day, 2002)? Joseph C. Burke and his associates address these questions and more in Achieving Accountability in Higher Education: Balancing Public, Academic, and Market Demands. A timely, valuable, and extremely informative work, of potential interest to college and university faculty members, state and federal policymakers, and consumers, Achieving Accountability responds to the increasing demands being placed on higher... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. 2470-2475
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11836, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 12:57:24 PM

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  • Lynne Wiley
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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    LYNNE M. WILEY is Vice President for Institutional Planning and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her research focuses on higher education administration and policy, history and philosophy of higher education, and moral philosophy. Her most recent project, with Denise Fleming, is "From Both Sides Now: Reconciling Inquiry and Accountability Concerns in a School-University Literacy Project."
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