ERIC Number: ED302958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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Are We Scholar Practitioners, Theoreticians, or Practitioners?
Achilles, C. M.
This paper raises and answers the question of whether professors of educational administration and school administrators are scholar practitioners or simply practitioner scholars. It concludes that the professors are scholar practitioners because they contemplate the practice of administration via theory and research. School administrators are practitioner scholars because they actually practice administration using scholarly theoretical foundation literature to guide practice. Indeed, the scholar practitioner professor shares a generic and professional kinship with the practitioner scholar school administrator on the basis that they both blend art, science, and craft to achieve educational goals. (JAM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Kalamazoo, MI, August 19, 1988).