Educational technology research
Online ISSN : 2189-7751
Print ISSN : 0387-7434
ISSN-L : 0387-7434
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Teacher Professional Accountability: Through Cooperation for Consensus Building with Parents in Primary Physical Education
Akihisa UMEZAWA
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2018 Volume 40 Issue 1 Pages 23-32

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The aim of this study was to identify ways in which "professional approaches" in the context of school accountability influence improvement and accountability for physical education lessons. The following insights resulted from the study: (1) It cannot be claimed that accountability is sufficiently achieved at the stage of a one-way explanation from teachers to stakeholders, especially concerning parents in this study; (2) when teachers are oriented toward responding to parents’ demands, they may obtain the knowledge that they are unaware of themselves; and (3) it is possible for teachers to cooperate with parents, aiming at consensus building by class improvement with using teacher-professionalism, in addition to taking demands from parents into account. It is considered that an interactive professional approach with colleagues toward accountability is important in order to enhance teacher-professionalism.

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