Governance and accountability: a role for social accounts in the sustainable school.

Gibbon, Jane, Fenwick, John and McMillan, Janice (2008) Governance and accountability: a role for social accounts in the sustainable school. Public Money & Management, 28 (6). pp. 353-360. ISSN 0954 0962

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    Alongside formal systems of governance in secondary education there are important informal relationships of accountability among key stakeholders, organized around
    voluntary obligation in the public interest. Developing these accountabilities enhances sustainability. This article argues that social accounting, when firmly rooted in the
    values of the school community, can be a valuable tool in developing accountability and a practical means of enhancing sustainability.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0954 0962
    Electronic ISSN: 1467-9302
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Social accounting; secondary education; England; management; business practice; schools; U.K.
    University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration & military science
    300 Social sciences > 370 Education
    Library of Congress Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    Item ID: 5756
    Depositing User: Dr Janice McMillan
    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 14:21
    Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 14:21

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