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.