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Making accountability work in basic education: reforms, challenges and the role of the government

Yan, Yifei ORCID: 0000-0003-2833-5972 (2020) Making accountability work in basic education: reforms, challenges and the role of the government. Policy Design and Practice, 2 (1). 90 - 102. ISSN 2574-1292

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Identification Number: 10.1080/25741292.2019.1580131


Accountability has been increasingly emphasized as a key to improving the quality and inclusiveness of basic education. However, reforms around the world inspired by this line of think- ing have only generated lackluster results. The paper examines the gaps between theoretical expectations and the actual practi- ces of individual accountability measures, and explores ways to bridge them. It argues that the more fundamental shortcomings of these reforms are the result of a partial understanding of the concept of accountability, in which the role of the government is either neglected or very narrowly emphasized. It concludes that government stewardship is vital in tackling these informational, incentive, and capacity challenges facing the sector and making education accountability reforms more coherent, coordinated, and practical.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Informa UK
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024 06:48

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