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Maintaining independence in the face of increasing accountability : the historical and international perspective

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Teresa Moore, Richard Smith
The word ‘accountability’ has become not only a buzz word in political speak but also it is being used as a justification for increased government and consumer surveillance in the discourse of ‘choice’ and ‘competition’. While the public neo-liberal discourse has the surface appearance of independence and autonomy, underneath this façade is the notion of federal control. This paper has two major themes. The first theme traces the historical application of accountability in relation to international western education systems and the second theme looks at the consequences when flawed interpretations of accountability are used to attain political outcomes. This increasing surveillance and political manipulation has consequences for schools, teachers, students and the community.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

18

Number of Pages

18

Start Date

01/01/2005

Location

Townsville, Qld.

Publisher

Association of Independent Schools of Queensland

Place of Publication

Queensland

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Association of Independent Schools of Queensland. Biennial State Conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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