Storylines of accountability

Saltmarsh, Sue (2012) Storylines of accountability. Teaching and Learning: Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice, 26 (2). pp. 75-88. ISSN 0887-9486


This reflective essay engages with questions of accountability as it is discursively and performatively produced in the everyday practices of university teaching. Drawing on cultural and poststructuralist theory, the article considers the subjective implications of what has been referred to in recent policy studies as 'policy enactments', and explores the ways that teaching and learning subjects are complicit in accountability discourses that shape policy and practice in contemporary academe. The article draws on media and policy documents, end-of-semester student surveys, and the author’s reflective analysis of her own teaching practice, to consider how the impersonal discourses of accountability might be contested by the storylines through which we give an account of ourselves as teaching academics.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2012 University of North Dakota.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 02:40
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 05:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountability, higher education, learning and teaching, neoliberalism
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development

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