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Egbo, Benedicta – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
This paper explores the prospects of using critical realism as a guiding philosophy for critical inquiry in the field of educational administration. A relatively recent philosophy in the social sciences, critical realism offers an alternative framework for researchers engaged in empirical work that is aimed at transforming undesirable social…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Models, Social Science Research, Realism
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Taylor, Philip J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This article is based on a doctoral study of educational change in the School of Education (SOE) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. It is an exploration of "a moment in time" that bore witness to institutional and human transformation in South African higher education. This transformation involved a development from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Change, Racial Segregation
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MacDonald, Colla J.; And Others – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Examines the nature of the relationship between student teachers and associate teachers through a collaborative research project. The study utilized interviews, observations, and journal entries to determine positive and negative aspects. Benefits included new ideas, energetic presentations, and relief time for the teacher. Drawbacks included…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
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Ryan, James – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that enormous changes in the world economy, the production of goods and services, and demographics mandate a more flexible approach to educational inquiry. Criticizes the foundations and practice of organizational theory as being hierarchical and Eurocentric. Concludes with a series of suggested models utilizing a more qualitative approach.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Economic Change, Educational Administration, Educational Theories
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Sefa Dei, George J. – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues for the establishment of "African-centered" schools on an experimental basis, in direct consultation and partnership with students, educators, administrators, and the local community. Maintains that most mainstream public schools reinforce concepts and values of the dominant culture and alienate students of color. (MJP)
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Blacks, Community Characteristics, Cultural Pluralism