ERIC Number: ED396367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Directions in Case-Problem- and Narrative-Based Teaching in Educational Administration.
English, Fenwick W.
This paper argues that case-based and problem-based approaches to teaching educational administration are inherently anchored in positivist notions of science. Both approaches are embedded in prepartitioned landscapes, or "metanarratives." The metanarrative world view rejects the premise that there is one way to view the discipline and that students should ruthlessly deconstruct each of the metanarratives. The field of educational administration should be viewed as containing different kinds of metanarratives or stories. Implications for educational administration include: (1) Educational administrators have a responsiblity to be intellectually honest about their enunciative field; (2) the "scientific" label should be eliminated from our discourse; and (3) inquiry in the discipline should be more contextually dependent. (Contains 30 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Metanarratives; Positivism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).