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Evers, Colin W.; Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to offer a critical reflection on ideas that have been published in the "Journal of Educational Administration" over the last 50 years that present perspectives on the nature of educational administration and its various aspects, that are alternatives to the mainstream systems-scientific view of…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Epistemology, Content Analysis, Intellectual History
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Lakomski, Gabriele; Evers, Colin W. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to argue that emotion has a central role to play in rational decision making based on recent research in the neuroanatomy of emotion. As a result, traditional rational decision-making theories, including Herbert Simon's modified model of satisficing that sharply demarcates emotions and values from rationality…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Role, Decision Making, Logical Thinking
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Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to argue that leadership, including distributed leadership, is a concept of folk psychology and is more productively viewed as an emergent self-organising property of complex systems. It aims to argue the case on the basis that claims to (distributed) leadership outrun the theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Investigations, Rhetoric, Psychology
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Evers, Colin W.; Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 1994
Replies to Trevor Maddock's philosophical critique of the authors' work. Explains authors' attempts to develop a new science of administration that incorporates values and human subjectivity and a new view of knowledge termed "naturalistic coherentism." Science is still being equated with a positivist version of empiricism. Maddock…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Coherence, Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy
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Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 1988
Reviews "Women Educators--Employees of Schools in Western Countries" edited by Patricia A. Schmuck, a collection of 12 chapters by separate authors from various western countries that discuss women's employment in schools. (TE)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship
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Lakomski, Gabriele – Journal of Educational Administration, 1987
Examines the claim that Habermasian critical theory is in a better position than other such perspectives to solve the theoretical and practical problems of educational administration. Concludes that critical theory has insufficient epistemological resources to justify its claims. The lack of empirical content questions the theory's value for…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education