ERIC Number: ED449578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reclaiming Pedagogy in National Standards for Educational Leaders.
Bogotch, Ira E.
This paper presents a "recorded history" of national leadership standards, a critique of that history, along with a conceptual framework for how the national standards movement is viewed. The analysis offers a deconstruction of the recorded history, emphasizing the specific events surrounding the spread of educational leadership standards. A distinction between "history" and "recorded history" is made: educational leadership has a history where events come alive with emotion, debate, politics, and intrigue; by contrast, the recorded history of standards notes that over the past 2 decades a series of national education reports has been published by commissions appointed by professional associations and philanthropic foundations, each trying to improve the quality of educational leadership. A critical reading of the recorded history, however, indicates these reports are not a true history filled with debates and political intrigue, but a political narrative that tries to convince and persuade policymakers, researchers, and practitioners that the different constituencies had set aside their philosophical differences in educational leadership approaches and training in order to reach a consensus on national standards. What is missing, however, are the first-person eyewitness accounts, after-the-fact interviews, and backroom and hallway meetings. (Contains 23 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24-28, 2000).