ERIC Number: ED352717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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Three Generations of Educational Administration.
Sharpe, F. G.
This paper compares two Australian educational administration texts published in 1963 to reflect critically on the radical changes that have occurred in educational administration in Australia since then. The books are "Headmasters for Better Schools," by Bassett, Crane, and Walker; and "Training the Administrator," by Cunningham and Radford. The 1989 text, "Creating an Excellent School," by Beare, Caldwell, and Millikan, is cited as an example of current educational administration thought. The years since 1963 have witnessed a dramatic growth in the serious study of educational administration and changes in the context and nature of administrator preparation programs. The three books share a focus on the principal's leadership role, organizational climate, and community involvement, though current literature is richer and more complex. Speculation on the nature of education in the year 2022, yields a prediction that the following themes of the three texts will continue: (1) education is essentially a human enterprise; (2) real education depends on the teacher-learner relationship; (3) parents will wish to retain their partnership role; (4) the need for educational leaders as managers will continue; and (5) human relations will continue to lie at the heart of educational leadership. (Contains 14 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia