ERIC Number: ED127685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Theory in the Real World of the Educational Administrator.
Crane, A. R.; Walker, W. G.
In replying to a critic, the authors reassert an understanding of theory as "a set of logically inter-related propositions with potential for explaining and predicting events and for producing new knowledge." Contrary to the authors' thinking in the 1950s and 1960s, they now hold that the whole enterprise of educational administration is so immersed in a value saturated matrix that "ought" theory--theory based on philosophy and ethics--cannot be ignored and that to deliberately separate it from "is" theory--theory based on empirical inquiry--is to seriously misunderstand what educational administration is all about. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Note: Reprint from UCEA Review; v17 n3 May 1976