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1st Edition

Educational Administration

Edited By

Judith Chapman

ISBN 9781863735247
Published January 1, 1995 by Routledge
376 Pages

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Book Description

Both the theory and practice of educational administration have undergone major changes in recent years. There is now more theoretical diversity in the field than at any other time, with influences from traditional and post-positivist science, subjectivism, ethics, critical theory and cultural studies. Similarly, social, political and economic factors have brought about new approaches to practice. Schools administration in particular is increasingly being dominated by decentralization and pressures for accountability on curriculum and educational outcomes.

Educational Administration is the first Australian text to offer a comprehensive survey of theory, context and practice. It includes chapters from leading Australian scholars such as Richard Bates, Hedley Beare, Brian Caldwell, Gabriele Lakomski and Fazal Rizvi.

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Contributors x

Introduction xii

Colin W. Evers and Judith D. Chapman

1 Theory in Educational Administration 1

Gabriele Lakomski and Colin W. Evers

2 Educational Organisations as Systems 18

Gabriele Lakomski and Felicity Haynes

3 Subjectivity and the Creation of Organisations 34

Peter C. Gronn

4 Critical Theory of Educational Administration 49

Richard Bates

5 Cultural Theory in Educational Administration 60

Lawrence Angus

6 Ethics in Educational Administration 81

Fazal Rizvi

7 Towards Coherence in Administrative Theory9 7

Colin W. Evers and Gabriele Lakomski

8 Cross-national Exchange and Australian Education Policy1 10

Margaret Vickers

9 New Patterns for Managing Schools and School Systems 132

Hedley Beare

10 The Provision of Non-government Schooling in Australia:

Retrospect and Prospect 153

Maurice Ryan and Helen Sungaila

11 The Provision of Education and the Allocation of Resources 170

Brian J.

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Colin Evers is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Melbourne and co-author of Knowing Educational Administration. Judith Chapman is Professor of Education at the University of Western Australia and editor of School-Based Decision-Making and Democracy and Bureaucracy.