ERIC Number: ED350714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Post-Managerial Hypothesis.
This paper argues that the possibility of a radical alternative is rarely examined in educational administration theory. In assuming the need for managed organizations, most researchers and practitioners perpetuate the status quo. However, the efforts of de Chardin, Jung, Schumacher, Capra, and Steiner indicate that a unified, holistic paradigm is imminent. The paradigm views education not as a service industry for the poorly managed money-economy, but as an innate process of human development in a postmanagerial society. From this perspective, most of what is lauded today as educational excellence and administrative efficiency is objectionable. The "guardians of orthodoxy," especially those within universities and other professional organizations, inhibit the analysis of the theoretical implications and practical consequences of the above assumption. (Contains 28 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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