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Accountability of school networks: who is accountable to whom and for what?

Ehren, M; Perryman, J; (2017) Accountability of school networks: who is accountable to whom and for what? Educational Management Administration and Leadership 10.1177/1741143217717272. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Quality education is of major public and private interest and, understandably, considerable effort is paid to the quality of schools and improvement of the level of education in society. Many governments recognize the limitations of centralized policy in motivating school improvement and turn to ‘network governance’ to coordinate school systems. Relying on school-to-school collaboration to coordinate education systems has far-reaching consequences for existing accountability structures, most of which were developed to support hierarchical control of individual school quality. This paper reflects on the accountability of networks of schools and on appropriate arrangements to improve the effectiveness of partnerships; our contribution starts with unpicking the question of ‘who is accountable to whom and for what’ in a network of schools? We discuss some common problems in the accountability of networks and describe frameworks to evaluate network-level outcomes and functioning. Examples from the accountability of Multi-Academy Trusts in England are included to contextualize our contribution.

Type: Article
Title: Accountability of school networks: who is accountable to whom and for what?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1741143217717272
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1177/1741143217717272
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Network governance, accountability, school networks, inspections
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1567842
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