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

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jane Gibbon


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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.

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Author(s): Gibbon J, Fenwick J, McMillan J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Public Money and Management

Year: 2008

Volume: 28

Issue: 6

Pages: 353-361

ISSN (print): 0954-0962

ISSN (electronic): 1467-9302

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9302.2008.00669.x


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