Postmodern School Leadership: Meeting the Crisis in Educational Administration

Postmodern School Leadership: Meeting the Crisis in Educational Administration

by Spencer Maxcy, Spencer J. Maxcy
     
 

School administrators have been asked What does postmodern/poststructural theory have to say about educational leadership and the reorganizing of schools in the United States today? This collection of responses reveals that educational administration research and publication has been traditional, conservative, and naive. To improve administrative theory and

Overview

School administrators have been asked What does postmodern/poststructural theory have to say about educational leadership and the reorganizing of schools in the United States today? This collection of responses reveals that educational administration research and publication has been traditional, conservative, and naive. To improve administrative theory and practice, Maxcy's work presents a lively review of Weberian positivism, Levi-Straussian structuralism, the new postmodern theories in light of existentialism, deconstruction and hermeneutics, hoping to animate administrators to discard stale modes of thought in favor of new philosophical fusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275945657
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/21/1993
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

SPENCER J. MAXCY is Professor of Education in the Department of Administrative and Foundational Services at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is the author of Educational Leadership: A Critical Pragmatic Perspective (Bergin & Garvey, 1991) and four other books on educational philosophy and leadership.

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