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Dennison, Bill; Fitz, John; Lauder, Hugh; Walford, Geoffrey; West, Anne – Educational Management & Administration, 1999
Five reviewers of "School Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest?" (Routledge, 1998), by Philip Woods, Carl Bagley, and Ron Glatter, critique this comprehensive study of three educational quasi-markets in Great Britain. Areas such as social stratification, overall student achievement, diversity, and innovation appear to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Competition, Cost Effectiveness
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Cahill, Wendy P. – Educational Management & Administration, 1994
Many Catholic educators have been impressed by the congruence between Greenfield's understandings and the philosophical bases of Catholic education. Greenfield's analyses illuminate three areas of concern: the community-organization dichotomy, the centrality of values, and the exercise of leadership. Greenfield's insights are particularly relevant…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Catholic Schools, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Caldwell, Brian – Educational Management & Administration, 1997
Discusses themes in two forthcoming books. In "Beyond the Self-Managing School," coauthored by Jim Spinks, changes in public school education are placed on three tracks: creation of self-managing schools, unrelenting focus on student outcomes, and transformation of schools for the knowledge society. "The Future of Schools,"…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Technology
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Gronn, Peter – Educational Management & Administration, 1994
Discusses Max Weber's importance in Greenfield's work, particularly in Greenfield and Ribbins'"Greenfield on Educational Administration" (1993). In concentrating on human actors' subjective understanding, Greenfield was a faithful Weberian. However, he deviated from Weber by disavowing structural explanations of social and organizational…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Bureaucracy, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stapleton, John J. – Educational Management & Administration, 1994
Discusses Greenfield's fourfold contribution to the study of decision making. Greenfield strengthened the legitimacy and respectability of case studies and argued that the individual was the beginning point of organizational analysis. He also fused two polarities in educational administration studies (the social sciences and the humanities) and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Decision Making, Educational Administration
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Thody, Angela – Educational Management & Administration, 1994
A British management scholar critiques Greenfield and Ribbins'"Greenfield on Educational Administration" (1993), considering the book's contribution to educational administration theory, relevance to practitioner vision, pertinence to administrative science, and connection with political philosophy. This book of selected works reveals…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualism
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Lakomsky, Gabriele; Evers, Colin W. – Educational Management & Administration, 1994
Discusses Greenfield's understanding of theory and science and its place in educational administration, beginning with the New Movement's conception of administrative science and its supposed relevance for administrative practice. Considers Greenfield's trenchant criticisms of traditional science in administration and explore his research agenda…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Strain, Michael – Educational Management & Administration, 1994
In this review symposium on Andy Hargreaves's book "Changing Teachers, Changing Times: Teachers' Work and Culture in the Postmodern Age" (1994), Strain questions Hargreaves's treatment of modernity, postmodernism, and postmodernity and his materialistic, functionalist view of history and social change. Wong applauds Hargreaves' analysis…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Modernism