The professoriate in the field of educational administration: Insights from an analysis of journal authors' curricula vitae

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Abstract

Purpose: Based on a qualitative content analysis of 57 curricula vitae of authors who published their work in the major journals of the educational administration (EA) field, this paper seeks to display the career of EA authors and to suggest some epistemological implications for the field. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on both quantitative and qualitative modes of inquiry, according to which the curricula vitae is seen as a document that is susceptible to textual analysis. Findings: EA authors receive their academic degrees in a host of disciplines from many countries and universities, usually work in the compulsory educational system, and hold many academic roles in their university. They teach courses, conduct research and publish works on a host of topics, three of which are very widespread: leadership, managerial processes, and organisational aspects. Originality/value: The analysis acquaints the reader with some of many aspects of the professoriate in diverse countries, and helps probe the uncertainty and fragmented nature of the field of EA. It ends with scholarly implications for the recruitment of new field members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-412
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Educational Administration
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Educational administration
  • Research

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