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ERIC Number: EJ810022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Educational Administration and History Part 2: Academic Journals and the Contribution of JEAH
Fitzgerald, Tanya; Gunter, Helen M.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v40 n1 p23-40 Apr 2008
In this article, we examine the role of academic journals in the development of the field. In particular we focus on JEAH as an illustrative example of an academic journal that has, from the outset, reflected and portrayed intellectual developments in educational administration and history. We argue that academic journals, in effect, are one of the most visible and ostensibly powerful forms of knowledge production that can be a highly political and contested process. Moreover, attempts over the past few decades to utilise qualitative or quantitative measures to weigh and measure the (apparent) status and impact of academic journals serve to invoke ratings wars that can only rebound to the disadvantage of scholarship in discipline of education and the field of educational administration and history. (Contains 3 tables and 76 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A