Educational Administration: An Australian Perspective

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Allen & Unwin, Jan 1, 1995 - Education - 376 pages
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.

About the author (1995)

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.

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