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  • Writer's pictureChris Sowton

Steering Group Member: Organizational Perspectives on Accountability and Learning

I am a member of the steering group for the ESRC-Funded project “Organizational Perspectives on Accountability and Learning: School Management Models and the Social Impact of Schooling in Mumbai and Kathmandu". The project, under the leadership of the University of Bath, investigates how the accountability of schools differs according the school management model and whether accountability is linked to differences in learning outcomes. Recently, a great deal of attention from international development donors has focused on new models of school management (e.g. community-managed schooling or privatization), however there is insufficient data on the extent to which these management models are linked to differences in perceived accountability and/or students' learning. Furthermore, the exclusive focus on cognitive outcomes does not capture schools' social contribution in terms of social inclusion and participation.

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