ERIC Number: ED173894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Inquiry on School Organizations: Some Hunting Stories.
Willower, Donald J.
Studies in Educational Administration and Organization, n7-8 p43-55 Sum 1978
In this essay, inquiry concerning school organizations is likened to a hunt and some "hunting stories" are told. The stories deal with two areas of inquiry related to pupil control. One area is concerned with the instruments that serve as operational definitions or measures in the author's pupil control research. The other was concerned with a particular subcategory of the pupil control research "pluralistic ignorance." The author's intention was to demonstrate that inquiry is not a logical cut and dried set of procedures but rather features the unexpected and the enigmatic. An integral part of the process is the testing of the ideas generated to determine if they are empirically warranted, an activity that ordinarily requires substantial decision-making. The two areas of research correspond in a rough way to the two parts of the process of inquiry and illustrate the problematic nature of each. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Haifa Univ., Mount Carmel (Israel). Center for Educational Administration.