This article discusses the devolution of educational administration in Victoria from the perspective of the role and selection of principals in such a devolved system. Drawing on such writers as Dewey and Giddens the article presents the case why, in a political democracy, we should also have democratically administered organisations. But the tensions and problematic aspects in democratic forms of educational administration are also outlined. These forces impinging on the role and selection of principals are then exemplified through a case study.
Watkins, P. (1991), "Devolving Educational Administration in Victoria: Tensions in the Role and Selection of Principals", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 29 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/09578239110002021
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