This volume develops a theoretical and critical foundation for understanding "maladministration"-the phenomena of harmful administrative and organisational behaviours in educational systems. Chapter authors provide theoretical and practice-based perspectives across international contexts regarding common destructive practices that occur in educational organisations, such as negligence and mistreatment of people, professional dishonesty, fraud and embezzlement, abuse of power, and corrupt organisational cultures. International Perspectives on Maladministration in Education shines a light on this complex topic by examining various practices at individual, group, organisational, and system levels; the contexts and influences that give rise to them; and potential remedies to ensure more accountable, just, and safe institutions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Malign performance metrics, soul-crushing audit systems, and wannabe Machiavellians beware, International Perspectives on Maladministration in Education deftly exposes the dark underbelly of educational management culture in the neoliberal era. These superb critical essays do more than expose the entrenched systems that produce toxic administration, they help us imagine alternative forms of institutional life based on democratic values, practices, and shared governance."
-Alexander J. Means, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Psychological Foundations of Education, State University of New York, College at Buffalo, USA
"This book takes a measured, thoughtful, and unrelenting look at the forces at play in contemporary education, interrogates practices of maladministration, and calls for a more humane organisation that will release rather than stifle human potential."
-Janice Wallace, Professor Emerita, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Canada
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