ERIC Number: ED194994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Directions for Research in Educational Administration.
Getzels, Jacob W.
After warning that new paradigms of educational administration will not come through merely calling for them but must come through the hard labor of conceptual inquiry and empirical research, this paper attempts to present four topics that illustrate fruitful directions for conceptual inquiry and empirical research. The first topic is the administrator as problem finder and is based on the idea that the first step to problem-solving is reformulating unmanageable dilemmas into manageable problems. The second proposed area of research is the administrator and the ecology of the school. This topic deals with whether the principal's role is affected by the spatial arrangements of the school. The third proposed research topic is the administrator and the communities of education. In this area of inquiry, the many meanings of the word "community" in the concept "administrator community relationship" are investigated. One final issue facing the schools today is metioned: the need for a cross-national perspective when looking at educational administration. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Research, International Educational Exchange, Organizational Theories, Problem Solving, Research Needs, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Values
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.