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It is indeed a pleasure being here especially to discuss some topics, one of which originated in Canada almost a century ago, performance contracting which was disbanded after a period of time. Today, I'd like to talk about two mechanisms for introducing accountability, mostly at the elementary and secondary levels because they really haven't been applied at the community college level. The first is performance contracting. I'd like to discuss what it is, what it is not, the extent to which it is being used throughout especially the United States, and some of the reasons why it has come into being. Secondly, I'd like to discuss for the first time in Canada, or at least release some results for the first time, of a computer based model used as a management tool for accountability which our group has been developing since 1967.
DescriptionA presentation made at the 2nd Annual International Community College Workshop on Accountability, August 19-21, 1971, sponsored by Lambton College and St. Clair County Community College. Blaschke discusses what performance contracting is, what it is not, how it can be used, and why it exists. He also discusses the computer based management tool for accountability Turnkey began developing in 1967. Performance contracting is an attempt to encourage experimentation, to help schools explore new programs, and to address political social and economic problems. He emphasizes performance contracting’s role as education became increasingly interested in accountability in a cost effective manner.
Blaschke, Charles L. (1971). Performance Contracting. Available electronically from