CAN WE BE HELD RESPONSIBLE? : THE EXERCISE OF EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES BY NEW ZEALAND
SCHOOL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES

Year: 1992

Author: Pilgrim, C.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
Boards of trustees are the employers in the New Zealand compulsory education sector. Their ideas of what the employer responsibilities should be often differ from the policy-makers' views, and differ according to whether staff are teaching or non-teaching. Boards exercise their employer responsibilities in a volatile context of self-management and bulk-funding debate. This paper compares the different concepts of accountability held by boards and other policy-makers, and summarises boards' responses to surveys during the latest industrial negotiation round.

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