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Giles, David L.; Smith, Richard J. M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: This article aims to discuss the conceptualisation process of developing a new one-year taught-master's programme in educational leadership at an Aotearoa/New Zealand university. Design/methodology/approach: The perspective taken is a highly personalised one from the two lead "drivers" of the programme and outlines the two-year…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Masters Degrees, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Gunter, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2004
The Galbraith article gives us the opportunity to think out loud about the purposes and practices of field activity, and in responding, this article argues that Galbraith is more concerned with the technical application of a method rather than investigating knowledge production. Using Bourdieu's theory of practice enables critical evaluation to be…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Systems Approach, Criticism, Physics
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Owens, Robert G.; Shakeshaft, Charol – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
During the 1980s, the established, time-honored theoretic concepts of the past four decades (emphasizing mathematical proof and laboratory science thinking) yielded to newer, richer ways of understanding organizations. Three new streams of thought (effective schools research, the reform movement, and human resources theory) have given…
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change
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Journal of Educational Administration, 1988
Highlights the career and professional accomplishments of Donald J. Willower, a professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. His empirical studies have examined school cultures, the place of student control, and administrator and teacher attitudes and behavior. He strongly advocates qualitative research methods and espouses a pragmatic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, School Administration, Theory Practice Relationship
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Danzig, Arnold B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1997
Describes research that examined the kinds of understandings and reflections prospective administrators engage in by writing stories about experienced administrators. Explains how 17 educational administration graduate students carried out multiple interviews with practicing administrators concerning their personal and professional biography and a…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Biographies, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Neil – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Takes a constructive view of administrative preparation courses in Australia. Describes recent course restructuring at the University of New South Wales, showing efforts to make studies relevant, stimulating, and appealing for today's administrators. Discusses necessary review procedures and focus on instituting new program content, meeting…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education