ERIC Number: ED229834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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The Empty Set and Teaching Educational Administration: An Australasian Dreaming.
Macpherson, R. J. S.; Edwards, W. L.
An Australian conference for lecturers in educational administration was disrupted by a group dubbed "The Empty Set," which explored the political nature of knowledge and practice in educational administration. The group claims that most of educational administration's major research themes are derived from noneducational areas. Stating that such teaching does not address the problems of practitioners, they argue that, as a field of inquiry, educational administration should explore the role people in schools and systems play in the creation and manipulation of information. Implying that ideological and methodological hegemonies are being sustained by the texts in common use, alternative materials and authors are cited. Research supervisors are admonished to encourage students to interact and share ideas, and to present and publish papers. Suggestions are offered for the annual Australasian conference. (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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