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Participation, autonomy, involvement : theory into practice


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Leece, A 1989 , 'Participation, autonomy, involvement : theory into practice', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The researcher proposes that Education can base its
program for administration development on a
critical sociology of educational administration,
aimed at restructuring educational institutions so
that they respond to the needs of all groups in
society. This perspective required participation,
autonomy and involvement from all those engaged in
schools and in the processes of cultural
The study considers the social change theory of
Jurgen Habermas, the crisis in the Australian
Capital Territory education system in the early
1970s and the new participative system of
educational administration commenced in 1974. The
study asks the question as to whether the operation
of this new system exemplified the theory of
Habermas. Had a fundamental change in the
structure of the system, the development of shared
control and the involvement in consensus decision
making solved the crisis and had the change
produced social betterment?

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Leece, A
Keywords: School management and organization, Educational sociology
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Library has additional copy on microfiche. Thesis ((Ph.D.)--University of Tasmania, 1991. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 346-416)

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