ERIC Number: ED245329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Cultural Context of Administrative Theory: In Consideration of a Multidimensional Paradigm.
Sander, Benno; Wiggins, Thomas
The continuing perceived complexity of educational systems and the current status of organizational and administrative theory suggest a renewed theory-building effort in the field of educational administration. It is in this sense that this paper presents a heuristic paradigm for the study of educational administration in the Americas, a multidimensional paradigm of educational administration. The paradigm is founded upon knowledge developed over time in the field of educational administration and upon the evaluation of present demands and future needs of educational administration in the Americas. The paper is based upon the thesis that educational administration is a professional field of study and upon the need to conceive a theory of professional practice in educational administration. The cultural context of administrative acts and knowledge is the key criterion that governs the central concern of this paper. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Management Systems, Models, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Theories, Policy Formation, Politics of Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).