Ethical Foundations for Educational Administration
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Christopher Hodgkinson is one of the most important contributors to the field of educational administration. This collection of essays open up the philosophical foundations of ethical educational administration by reviewing his writings and exploring the ethical theories of major philosophers, as they apply to administration and leadership. Ethical Foundations of Educational Administration is published in honour of the work of Christopher Hodgkinson. It is divided into two sections. The first comprises biographical essays and a critical evaluation of Professor Hodgkinson's work, focusing on his personal and intellectual contributions to a moral theory of educational administration and leadership. The second section looks at how his moral philosophy can inform administrative practice. The work of a broad range of philosophers is discussed, from the pre-20th century theories of Aquinas, Adam Smith and Kant to the pragmatists Peirce, James and Dewey, Heidegger, MacIntyre, Bourdieu, Churchland and Thagard. Christopher Hodgkinson's definition of administration as 'philosophy-in-action' is now famous within the field. This collection illustrates the essential truth of that maxim, showing that moral philosophy, approached in the spirit promoted by Hodgkinson has both practical and critical purpose when brought to bear upon educational administration and leadership.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16.51mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138866385
  • 9781138866386

Table of contents

Part 1. The Life and Work of Christopher Hodgkinson 1. Through the Looking Glass with Christopher Hodgkinson: Letters and Lessons on Life and Leadership from Arcadia West P. Ribbons 2. Christopher Hodgkinson: A Student's Perspective D. Lang 3. The Gentleman with the Lamp D. Allison Part 2. Ethical Foundations for Educational Administrators 4. Aquinas' Notion of Good in the Context of Educational Leadership 5. Morals and Markets: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy as a Foundation for Administrative Ethics R. Bates 6. A Kantian Critique for Administrative Ethics: An Alternative to the 'Morally Mute' Manager? E. A. Samier 7. The New Pragmatism and Social Science and Educational Research S. Maxey 8. Heidegger's 'Question Concerning Technology' Implications for Responsible School Leadership in an Era of Restructuring C. Harris 9. Vice and Virtue: The Value of Values in Administration W. foster 10. Thinking through Moral Values: Putting Bourdieu to Work within the Field of Educational Management H. Gunter 11. Naturalising Ethical Judgement: A Neuro-Computational View C. Evans 12. Greatness and Service: Antinomies of Leadership? P. Gronnshow more