Governance and Accountability: a role for social accounts in the sustainable school (2008)

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

    Abstract: 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.

      • Date: 05-11-2008
      • Journal: Public Money and Management
      • Volume: 28
      • Issue: 6
      • Pages: 353-361
      • Publisher: Routledge
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Dr Jane Gibbon
      Senior Lecturer in Accounting