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Educational Policy and Administration

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Introduction

In my 1992 Midwest PES paper “Analytical Philosophy and the Discourse of institutional Democracy,” I briefly discussed the hostile criticism of Analytical Philosophy of Education (APE) by Professor Walter Feinberg and contrasted it with Prof. B. Paul Komisar’s analytical discussion of the various forms of discourse in education. Contrary to Feinberg’s caricature of APE, Komisar does not restrict himself to analyzing “crystallized concepts” nor does he ignore “struggles over meaning.” “Komisar identifies four major categories of discourse in education, one of which is termed “Political Discourse.” The three kinds of Political Discourse in education are (1) Philosophy of Education, (2) Policy Discourse, and (3) Publicity Discourse. All of these uses of language in education can be vague or ambiguous and can serve as the battleground in Feinberg’s “struggles over meaning.”

In this paper, I shall examine some key concepts, images, and ideals that are the subject of controversy...

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  • Cubberley
  • School Image
  • Loosely-coupled Systems (LCS)
  • Congenial Work Environment
  • Aristotelian Practical Syllogism

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Oliker, M.A. (2016). Educational Policy and Administration. In: Peters, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_310-1

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