Gottlieb, Derek, "Accountability as Interpersonal Responsibility," pp. 143-158 in Derek Gottlieb, A Democratic Theory of Educational Accountabiliity: From Test-based Assessment to Interpersonal Responsibility. Routledge, 2020.


Derek Gottlieb


Presents the author's conclusions to arguments throughout the book showing the inevitable shortcomings of the technical/measured methods of determining accountability in education and the necessity of preserving the place of responsible judgments in reaching authentic accountability; gives elaborate philosophical treatment of the issues involved.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry - Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry - Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Evaluation of Instruction, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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