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Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download. The Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration was an enormous undertaking. After 2 years of work, over 260 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials contributed more than 600 individual entries. The authors came from 125 universities, colleges, school districts, organizations, and associations in 36 states and several provinces of Canada.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

Their job was to describe the theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories that represent educational leadership and school administration as it is taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. The initial list of entries came from culled lists of the most popular general texts in educational leadership and school administration published within the past 25 years, as well as the two handbooks of research in educational administration, edited by Norman J. Boyan in 1988 and Joseph Murphy and Karen Seashore Louis in 1999. Specialized texts representing teaching and learning, curriculum, psychology and motivation, budgeting and finance, law, statistics, research, personnel management, planning, and supervision were also consulted. In addition, professors conducting research were also encouraged to submit possible entries that were more recent and cutting-edge in nature.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

The result is a picture of the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration that has, as yet, been compiled. This representation of the “knowledge base” in the Encyclopedia represents the ideas, topics, concepts, terms, and theories that continue to resonate within the profession itself. Editing this work, it is clear to me that what we have is not a knowledge base as a platform resting on metaphorical pillars of support, but a knowledge dynamic, that is, clusters of ideas and perspectives in juxtaposition with one another, often complimentary and sometimes contradictory, shifting and moving in simultaneously constructed fields.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

These multidimensional clusters are carried as living constructs in our applied field, and like the physical universe itself, are expanding. They are not “out there” somewhere, but “in there” in the minds, hearts, and aspirations of those toiling in the profession. This work makes clear that attempts to erect professional standards on a “technical core” or partial knowledge base would be to recognize only a percentage of the entries in this Encyclopedia. The danger of this approach, now used in the construction of the national standards for educational leaders, would leave those who prepare future educational leaders with a false impression that they might somehow be doing the job by paying attention only to such a “core.” They do so at their peril.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

This is a false economy, not only from the perspective of the sunken and operational costs of erecting a competent preparation program but also of graduating future leaders who are totally prepared to face the challenges of leadership they will confront in the world of practice. Unfortunately, in the past, we have mistakenly thought that our profession advanced somewhat linearly, and our constructed landscapes reflected this picture. That was the idea of progress.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration by Fenwick W English pdf free download

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