ERIC Number: ED207199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
What's So Canadian About Canadian Educational Administration? Essays on the Canadian Tradition in School Management. Informal Series/27.
Townsend, Richard G., Ed.; Lawton, Stephen B., Ed.
Twenty-eight articles examine both the unique and the conventional aspects of Canadian educational administration, noting differences from the U.S. and suggesting future actions or research. The collection is divided into seven sections, each with a brief introduction. The first section discusses the values and philosophies that characterize Canadians' study and practice of educational administration. In the second section, Canadian problems with equality of educational opportunity, ethnic stratification, and social mobility are reviewed. Next, several authors analyze the ideological and legal contexts of educational policy in Canada. In the fourth section, differences in Canadian school governance structure at the national and local levels are described. The fifth section ponders the political processes, environment, and interest groups confronting Canada's educational administrators. Then three articles address the roles and problems of working educational administrators in Canada. Finally, the seventh section raises questions about academic research, field work, and teaching on educational administration. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Institutional Characteristics, Political Influences
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($8.75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Politics of Education