School autonomy, accountability and collaboration: a critical review

Keddie, Amanda (2015) School autonomy, accountability and collaboration: a critical review. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 47 1: 1-17. doi:10.1080/00220620.2015.974146

Author Keddie, Amanda
Title School autonomy, accountability and collaboration: a critical review
Journal name Journal of Educational Administration and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1478-7431
Publication date 2015-01-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00220620.2015.974146
Volume 47
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract English education has recently experienced radical policy reform in the areas of school autonomy and accountability. The key focus of this paper is on how schools might best navigate through these policy moves. It highlights how these moves have constructed schools, teachers and students in problematic ways but also how they are offering possibilities for improving the quality of schools and schooling. The focus here is on the promise and scope of school collaboration. The difficulties of creating socially responsive and responsible collaboratives in the current ‘heterarchical’ and market-oriented policy environment are acknowledged. Guided by quality democratic governance, they are, nonetheless, presented as crucial in supporting schools to productively deal with the demands of this environment.
Keyword School autonomy
School accountability
School networks/collaboration
English education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 12 Dec 2014

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