Reframing Accountability: Creating Learner-Centered Schools
by Linda Darling-Hammond & Jon Snyder — 1992
In this chapter we argue that major changes in American society are producing a radically different mission for schools--a mission requiring new conceptions of accountability tied to new roles for teachers. Social requirements are pressing for forms of schooling and teaching that will ensure high levels of student learning for all rather than the traditional school outcomes of success for some and failure for many others. This means that schools must find ways to reach diverse learners effectively rather than being accountable merely for "offering education" or "delivering instruction" regardless of the outcomes.
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