Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, Educational Leadership will help you to understand and critically analyze key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including: leadership perspectives and values; external and internal contexts; autonomy and accountability; partnership and collaboration; leading strategy and change
The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organizations and their external contexts, and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. It will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.
This book is an essential resource for providers and students of graduate courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programs. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
Chapter 12: Evaluation, Accountability, and Performance Measurement in National Education Systems: Trends, Methods, and Issues
Evaluation, Accountability, and Performance Measurement in National Education Systems: Trends, Methods, and Issues
Across nations, policy initiatives and proposals relating to the governance, missions, revenue sources, and performance standards of both K-121 and higher education systems are suffused with the precepts and language of accountability and performance measurement. Influenced by a cluster of propositions about knowledge economies loosely packaged together under the term globalization, these trends include increased emphasis on education at all levels as a critical determinant of national economic competitiveness; intensified demands on educational institutions, as with many other public sector entities, that they document their accountability to larger publics for the quantity and quality of the services ...