Accountability and the Public Trust (2006)

Restoring the Balance

This document is a bibliography compiled for the 2006 Summer Institute at The Centre for Literacy of Quebec. The selections include lectures, research studies, policy papers and government documents that describe and analyze recent concepts of accountability in the context of government funding in the non-profit sector in several countries. They look at issues of assessment and accountability in the broad field of education and more specifically in the fields of adult literacy and adult basic education.

Each section has been arranged in chronological order to reflect the evolution of ideas over the past two decades. Although far from exhaustive, the selected entries offer a set of essential readings on the topic and a point of entry for further research.

This document is divided into the following sections:
- Concepts of accountability
- Accountability frameworks: government and non-Profits
- Assessment and accountability in education
- Assessment and accountability in adult education

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