Examination of published accounting education research: Topics of concern to Accounting Educators (1989-1998)
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Business Economics
Recent years have shown an increasing interest in the pursuit of accounting education research in many countries. The incentive to publish in the field of accounting education has to a large extent been related to recommendations on behalf of practitioners, the accounting profession, and the Accounting Education Change Commission (AECC) concerning the need to change both the process and content of accounting education. More recently, attention has been drawn to the 'perilous future of accounting education'. Albrecht and Sack [I] argued that it was accounting educators who should bear much of the responsibility for a crisis in accounting education. "More importantly, the fundamental weaknesses in accounting education - weaknesses in curricula and pedagogy - are the more direct threats to our survival. It is these threats that can be influenced more directly." (p. 2). An important omission from the [I] monograph as well as previous reports and pronouncements surrounding accounting education is the importance attached to accounting education research efforts.