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Educational institutions, in the persons of their managers and governing bodies, are required to account publicly and, in the case of schools, particularly to parents for their performance through such means as performance indicators and league tables. This is termed ‘accountability’. It is an example of the trend for a vocabulary more usually associated with business and commerce being applied in the context of schools and other educational institutions following measures to create a market in education since the 1980s.

Subjects: Education.

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