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ERIC Number: EJ810030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
The History of Education and the Study of Educational Administration
Sungaila, Helen
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v40 n1 p41-45 Apr 2008
The nexus between the fields of the administration and history of education is obvious. Can the contribution of the study of the history of education "to the development of educational administration as a discipline"--that is, as "an area of academic and theoretical research"--safely be taken for granted? Such a question, of course, is of little import if one field of study is not intended to inform and hence promote the development of the other. For the purposes of this paper it is assumed that this is indeed the case. The author does not doubt the major contribution that the study of the history of education might make to the development of her discipline--that is, to the orderly pursuit of new knowledge about educational administration. Her aim in posing the question above and in presenting this paper is, rather, to highlight what she believes constitutes the major impediment to the full appreciation of the import of the study of the history of education for her discipline, namely, the paradigm in which the latter is currently founded. Following Radnitzky, the author intends to give more precise expression to the rather vague notions about the constitution of disciplinary paradigms by delineating several paradigmatic elements. (Contains 21 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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