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dc.contributor.authorClark, John Andrew
dc.contributor.authorClark, John Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25T19:57:54Z
dc.date.available2011-10-25T19:57:54Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/2791
dc.description.abstractAfter setting out in detail the social-historical context of the theory debate in educational administration and the philosophical elements of the four traditions of inquiry in this field (logical positivism, phenomenology, critical theory, naturalism) along with a consideration of the emerging lines of criticism against naturalism, the central thrust of the thesis is to set out the main features of a naturalized philosophy upon which research into the administration of educational organizations could be based. The notion of naturalized philosophy is discussed, followed by a working out of a naturalized account of the basic ontological, epistemological and axiological assumptions. What is attempted is the construction of a systematic philosophy which seeks to unify these primary branches into a coherent whole tied together by the principles of naturalism. The implications of naturalized philosophy for research into the administration of educational organizations is also examined.en_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectNaturalismen_US
dc.subjectEducational planningen_US
dc.titleA naturalized philosophy for research into the administration of educational organizations : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of Education at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation
thesis.degree.grantorMassey University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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