Teacher accountability: An experimental field study

Zehava Rosenblatt, Ofer Shimoni

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An experimental field study was conducted to examine the impact of accountability on effectiveness in the teaching of physical education. Accountability was constructed through the introduction of a system of reporting and feedback between the teachers and the professional supervisor on two levels of intensity, high and low. Findings show that the institution of the accountability system improved the participant teachers' effectiveness as compared with control group teachers. Improvement in students' achievements was more evident in girls than in boys. The accountability system constructed for this study may be applied not only in physical education but in other educational areas as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-328
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Personnel Evaluation in Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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