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ERIC Number: EJ814705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Culture and Leadership in Educational Administration: A Historical Study of What Was and What Might Have Been
Bates, Richard
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v38 n2 p155-168 Aug 2006
This paper examines the consequences for school leadership of the abandonment of Waller's insights into the school as a social organism and the embracing of the cult of efficiency as the foundation for the analysis of school culture. Tracing the separation of conception from execution, leadership from teaching, administration from education through the cult of professionalism and functionalist sociology, the paper argues that a more appropriate basis for understanding both leadership and the culture of the school can be derived from ethnographies of schooling which show the complex interactions of internal and external cultures in the construction of leadership and the culture of the school. (Contains 82 notes.)
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Language: English
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