Search English | 正體
回首頁
Apycom jQuery Menus
 


 
List
Volume 31Number 2 publication date:Dec. 2018
Educational Administration as a Technology of Control?- A Study on the Educational Implications of R. Bates Critical Theory
    Author:Yu-Nan Su
Literature Review

Download

R. Bates is one of the most important educational administration scholars in modern time. However, there has been little research about Bates in Taiwan. The uniqueness of Bates’s theory lies in the analysis of educational administration based on sociology, combining critical theory with educational administration practice. For Bates, the purpose of educational administration is liberation rather than control, which corresponds to the aim of needing to anti-control the administration process, bringing to the forefront the contrary of every means of learning knowledge and administration regulations. Based on this theory,  a new direction of educational administration perspective may begin in Taiwan, with focus on reflecting what the significance of the theory movement is. This study begins with the reflection on the origin of administration control, revealing the municipal reform movement, occupational professionalization, and the cult of efficiency as a source, which leads to four major problems: (1) reinforcing social reproduction on education, (2) knowledge as a product of school reproduction, (3) producing a didactic pedagogy, and (4) lacking a fundamental commitment to the ideas of community and to the mutuality of social concerns. The researcher also analyzes the three differences of control theory and critical theory, and deduces the three implications of educational administration democratization, multiculturalism, and justice, with expectation to reach different perspectives in educational administration by means of a new voice.



Keywords: Critical Theory, educational administration, paradigm of educational administration


On National Educational Legislation and Policies for Remote Area by Constitutional View-Reference on the System of Japan
 

 

Copyright © 2019 Journal of Educational Practice and Research
All rights reserved. Email: milk1015@tea.ntue.edu.tw
Address: No.134, Sec. 2, Heping E. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10671, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886-2-2732-1104 ext.82014, Fax: +886-2-2732-2423

姓名標示─非商業性─禁止改作
本授權條款允許使用者重製、散布、傳輸著作,但不得為商業目的之使用,
亦不得修改該著作。使用時必須按照著作人指定的方式表彰其姓名。