An annual prize is awarded for the best paper appearing in Accounting Education: an international journal, and this book contains the prize-winning papers for every year from 1992 to 2012.

The journal’s primary mission since the first issue was published in March 1992 has been to enhance the educational base of accounting practice, and all the papers in this book relate to that mission. These papers, reporting on research studies undertaken by accounting education scholars from around the world, build on research findings from the broader domain of education scholarship and embrace a wide array of topics – including: curriculum development, pedagogic innovation, improving the quality of learning, and assessing learning outcomes. Of particular interest are three themes, each of which runs through several of the papers:

  • students’ approaches to learning and learning style preferences;
  • ethics and moral intensity; and
  • innovation within the accounting curriculum.

Accounting educators will find many ideas in the book to help them in enriching their work, and accounting education researchers will be able to identify many points of departure for extending the studies on which the papers report – whether comparatively or longitudinally.

This book is a compilation of papers originally published in Accounting Education: an international journal.

chapter 1|22 pages

1992: Purposes and paradigms of management accounting: beyond economic reductionism

ByMartin Kelly, Michael Pratt

chapter 2|12 pages

1993: From fresher to finalist: a three year analysis of student performance on an accounting degree programme

BySusan Bartlett, Michael J. Peel, Maurice Pendlebury

chapter 4|11 pages

1995: Competence is not enough: meta-competence and accounting education

ByReva Berman Brown, Sean McCartney

chapter 5|17 pages

1996: Fostering deep and active learning through assessment

ByLen Hand, Peter Sanderson and Mike O’Neil

chapter 7|17 pages

1998: Exporting accounting education to East Africa – squaring the circle

ByPatrick J. Devlin, Alan D. Godfrey

chapter 13|28 pages

2004: Encouraging a deep approach to learning through curriculum design

ByLinda English, Peter Luckett, Rosina Mladenovic

chapter 16|18 pages

2006: Accounting Textbooks: Exploring the Production of a Cultural and Political Artifact

ByJohn Ferguson, David Collison, David Power, Lorna Stevenson

chapter 17|36 pages

2007: Concept Mapping in a Financial Accounting Theory Course

ByJon Simon

chapter 18|39 pages

2008: Introducing a Learning Portfolio in an Undergraduate Financial Accounting Course

ByGrant Samkin, Graham Francis

chapter 22|28 pages

2012: Expanding the Horizons of Accounting Education: Incorporating Social and Critical Perspectives

ByGordon Boyce, Susan Greer, Bill Blair, Cindy Davids