This anthology summarizes and critiques the current knowledge base in the field of educational administration.
For scholars and practitioners who are interested in or are concerned about knowledge-based issues, this book provides a needed antidote to narrow discussions of foundational issues.
The editors of this book maintain that discussions of a knowledge base in educational administration have typically been limited to a fairly traditional range of scholarly commentary reflective of the status quo within departments of educational administration over the past several decades. Other views, such as feminist views, race/ethnic-based orientations, those that dispute the very idea of a knowledge base, and those that simply expand the traditional range, have been given little attention within the knowledge-base discourse. The purpose of this book is, thus, to open up this discourse by broadening the range of viewpoints being considered.
Robert Donmoyer is Professor, Educational Policy & Leadership, The Ohio State University. He is co-editor, with Raylene Kos, of At-Risk Students: Portraits, Policies, Programs, and Practices, also published by SUNY Press. Michael Imber is Professor, Educational Policy & Leadership, University of Kansas. James Joseph Scheurich is Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin.