ERIC Number: ED292167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Political Legitimacy and the Administration of Education. ESA841 Theory and Practice in Educational Administration.
This book is an attempt to bring a particular intellectual perspective to bear on the practical problems of administrating education--a perspective that eschews the purely technical, functionalist approach in favor of a critical and reflective consideration of educational practice in its political, social, and philosophical context. The first part of the book provides an overview of the issue of political legitimacy and the administration of education. Topics covered include the relationship between education and the state; the effect on the state of expanded conflicts in education; the relationship between privatized and public politics; critical election periods--a third level of politics; the effects of U.S. reform politics on education; the role of educational measurement; and the recent politicization of education. Following this discussion are four "readings" or essays by separate authors: "Emerging Conflicts in the Doctrines of Public Administration," by Herbert Kaufman; "Three Views of Change in Educational Politics," by Laurence Iannaccone; "Educational Governance: Contradictions and Tendencies," by Peter Cistone and Laurence Iannaccone; and "Education, Public Confidence, and the Legitimacy of the Modern State: Do We Have a Crisis?" by Hans N. Weiler. An 11-item annotated bibliography is included. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Governance, Ideology, Political Issues, Political Socialization, Politics of Education
Deakin University Press, Deakin University, Greelong, Victoria 3217, Australia ($12.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Victoria (Australia).
Note: Part of the "Theory and Practice in Educational Administration" course offered by the School of Education in Deakin University's Open Campus Program.