ERIC Number: EJ955145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Pursuing the Administrative Avant-Garde: An Aesthetic Critique of Change in Educational Systems
Samier, Eugenie A.
Critical Studies in Education, v53 n1 p47-58 2012
This paper addresses theories of the avant-garde, especially but not exclusively in art and as part of a modernist aesthetic. The paper examines the ways in which avant-garde theory of the creative process can inform educational administration in the change process, as both a critique and an ideal. The argument adopted here is that if administration can be conceptualised as an art, then art's critical and creative traditions also speak to those aspects of professional practice that involve creative activity such as organisational design, leadership vision and strategic analysis. This is a possible way towards rethinking schools and educational systems.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Administration, Criticism, Educational Change, Creative Activities, Art Expression, Change Strategies, Creativity, Technological Advancement, Social Change, Development, Intellectual History
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: East Germany; Estonia; Russia; United Arab Emirates