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Handbook of Research on Educational Administration


reviewed by Jacob W. Getzels 1993

coverTitle: Handbook of Research on Educational Administration
Author(s): N. J. Boyan
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group, New York
ISBN: 0582285178, Pages: 767, Year: 1988
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In the early 1950s and 1960s I was quite active in research on educational administration. Indeed, the Handbook of Research on Educational Administration devotes an entire chapter to the work.1 Beginning in the mid-1960s my attention was drawn elsewhere, and I have not been seriously engaged in educational administration since. But first interests, like first loves, die hard, and so I still look with avidity into the educational administration literature as it comes to hand. What came to hand some while ago were two histories of educational administration published within a year of each other, one, a volume entitled A History of Thought and Practice in Educational Administration and the other, a monograph-length chapter entitled “A Century’s Quest for a Knowledge Base” by Culbertson in the authoritative Handbook of Research on Educational Administration.2 I was astonished by the profusion of anomalies-not simply interpretive differences but substantive irregularities of the most flagrant... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 95 Number 1, 1993, p. 149-159
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 115, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:27:07 PM

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