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Greenfield on Educational Administration : Towards a Humane Craft - Thomas Greenfield

Greenfield on Educational Administration

Towards a Humane Craft

By: Thomas Greenfield (Editor), Peter Ribbins (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th February 1993
ISBN: 9780415080453
Number Of Pages: 285

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In 1974, Thomas Greenfield's challenge to the New Theory Movement changed for many the face of educational administration as a field of study. Since then, in a powerful series of papers, he has elaborated his critique, becoming along the way recognized as a leading thinker in contemporary theories of educational administration.
"Greenfield on Educational Administration," a representative collection of ten of the key papers which Greenfield has written over the last twenty years, is the first volume of Greenfield's work ever to be published. These previously hard-to-find papers chart the development of his views of social reality as human invention and explore strands of argument on the nature of knowledge, on administrative theory and research, on values, on the limits of science, and on the importance of human subjectivity, truth and reality. A discussion between Greenfield and Peter Ribbins, reflecting on Greenfield's career and elaborating on the range of his complex and often controversial ideas, concludes the volume.

Theory About Organization: A New Perspective and Its Implications for Schoolsp. 1
Research in Educational Administration in the United States and Canada: An Overview and Critiquep. 26
Organizations as Talk, Chance, Action and Experiencep. 53
Organization Theory as Ideologyp. 75
The Man Who Comes Back Through the Door in the Wall: Discovering Truth, Discovering Self, Discovering Organizationsp. 92
Against Group Mind: An Anarchistic Theory of Organizationp. 122
The Decline and Fall of Science in Educational Administrationp. 134
On Hodgkinson's Moral Artp. 162
Re-forming and Re-valuing Educational Administration: Whence and When Cometh the Phoenix?p. 169
Science and Service: The Making of the Profession of Educational Administrationp. 199
Educational Administration as a Humane Science: Conversations Between Thomas Greenfield and Peter Ribbinsp. 229
Appendix: Publications and Papersp. 272
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780415080453
ISBN-10: 0415080452
Series: Educational Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 19th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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