This chapter provides a retrospective and prospective exploration of some of the challenges faced by doctoral education, specifically as they relate to advanced studies of educational administration (EA).
It applies a critical stance to the current status of knowledge in the ‘leadership field’ and the intellectual underpinnings that inform the studies available as reference for doctoral students.
Nested within wider changing conditions for university and doctoral education, it is argued that the published field as currently constituted suffers from both banal and ‘non-wicked’ leadership orthodoxies that might lead to doctoral stagnation.
Reasons are suggested and prospects considered for revitalising scholarship for the upcoming generation of EA alumni, scholars and practitioners.
Morrison, M. (2014), "Doctoral Study in Challenging Times: Entrenching Banality or Revitalising Prospects for ‘Wicked’ Intellectual Work. The Case of Educational Administration A generic term is used here to refer to the advanced study of educational administration, management and leadership.
A generic term is used here to refer to the advanced study of educational administration, management and leadership.
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