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A History of Thought and Practice in Educational Administration & Handbook of Research on Educational Adminstration


reviewed by Jacob W. Getzels ó 1993

coverTitle: A History of Thought and Practice in Educational Administration & Handbook of Research on Educational Adminstration
Author(s): F. R. Campbell, T. Fleming, L. J. Newell
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0807728446, Pages: , Year:
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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.(n1) 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.(n2) I was astonished by the profusion of anomalies--not simply interpretive differences but substantive irregularities of the most flagrant kind. In what follows, I examine in some detail four of the anomalies. THE INFLUENCE OF CHESTER... (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: 116, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 3:50:35 PM

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