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What Counts As Accountability? : Towards An Accountability Framework For The Pre-Primary, Lennie Barblett Jan 2000

What Counts As Accountability? : Towards An Accountability Framework For The Pre-Primary, Lennie Barblett

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Accountability in the pre-primary year has become a focus for attention as schools develop corporate school plans. Pre-primary teachers can no longer work in isolation and are required to implement the school development plan in order to account for their portion of the school's work. This study aimed to find out how pre-primary teachers accounted for their educational programs and what factors influenced their accountability notions and practices. The study conducted in Western Australia used an ecological theoretical framework. Data was collected using multi-modal techniques and analysed using an interpretive-constructivist approach. Three case studies, a questionnaire and focus groups ...