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(Re)imagining method in educational leadership and management research

dc.contributor.authorLe Grange, Lesleyen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-16T14:07:52Z
dc.date.available2018-03-16T14:07:52Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationLe Grange, L. 2007. (Re)imagining method in educational leadership and management research. South African Journal of Education, 27(3):421-429
dc.identifier.issn2076-3433 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-0100 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103231
dc.descriptionCITATION: Le Grange, L. 2007. (Re)imagining method in educational leadership and management research. South African Journal of Education, 27(3):421-429.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/
dc.description.abstractOver the past thirty years we have witnessed a proliferation of educational methods/methodologies aimed at helping us to make sense of the world — to provide clarity about the meaning of social reality. However, although these methods/methodologies are useful frameworks, they do not capture fully the untidy realities of the real world. The discipline of Educational Leadership and Management is embedded in a broader social world and therefore resonates with in fields of complexity, fluidity, heterogeneity, multiplicity, unpredictability, messiness, and so on. I suggest that conventional methods do not adequately capture social/educational reality fully, and argue that research should be less concerned about seeking clarity, but should rather — in Law’s terms — be concerned with seeking a “[d ]isciplined lack of clarity ”. Put simply, methods cannot give coherence to a world that is itself incoherent. The argument presented has applicability to social science research generally, but also to the field of Educational Leadership and Management more specifically.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/article/view/110
dc.format.extent9 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherEducation Association of South Africa
dc.subjectEducational leadership -- Researchen_ZA
dc.subjectSchool management and organization -- Researchen_ZA
dc.title(Re)imagining method in educational leadership and management researchen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderEducation Association of South Africa


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