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ERIC Number: EJ814549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Educational Administration as a Historical Discipline: An "Apologia Pro Vita Historia"
Samier, Eugenie
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v38 n2 p125-139 Aug 2006
This paper discusses the contributions history can make to educational administration and how history needs to be conceptualised as a humanities discipline to serve this purpose, including two aspects of the field of particular relevance to educational administration and leadership, biography and comparative studies. The value of history is presented in its interpretive power, in both investigating the particular through individual cases and how these are related to larger societal forces of change producing explanation, establishing causal relations, and achieving understanding as "Verstehen" in its full hermeneutic sense. (Contains 57 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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