Since the mid 1960's the demand for accountability has been a major theme in the social work profession. The literature, however, has failed to provide a theoretical and practical guide on developing systems of accountability. This article traces the recent emergence of accountability; synthesizes the professional literature into four explanations as to why social work has not been accountable; and proposes a theoretical and practical paradigm to develop systems of accountability.
Borrero, Michael; Martens, Pricilla; and Borrero, Gretchen Gubelman
"Toward a Theory of Accountability,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 6
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol6/iss6/11