ERIC Number: ED326991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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The Knowledge Base in Education Administration: Did NCATE Open a Pandora's Box?
Achilles, C. M.; DuVall, L.
The controversial nature of the knowledge base of educational administration is discussed in this paper. Included are a definition of professionalism, a discussion of how to build and develop a knowledge base, and a review of the obstacles to knowledge base development. Elements of a consensual knowledge base include theory, practice, and other combinations. A recommendation is made to build a knowledge base from expert practice, or grounded theory. A conclusion is that the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's new unit rule is useful for educational administrators in defining the knowledge base and justifying instructional practices. A 74-item bibliography is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Los Angeles, CA; August 12-17, 1990).