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date: 25 June 2022

Poststructuralism and Educational Leadership and Administrationlocked

Poststructuralism and Educational Leadership and Administrationlocked

  • Richard NiescheRichard NiescheUNSW Sydney


Poststructuralism is broadly considered to be a particular movement of thought that emerged in France during the 1960s in response to a range of philosophical approaches such as modernism and structural linguistics. Poststructuralism has been extensively explored across philosophy, cultural studies, politics, and numerous other fields. It has also received significant attention in education, particularly in relation to education policy, although much less so in relation to educational leadership and administration. Nevertheless, it is important to identify some of the main thinkers who have been associated with poststructuralism, examples of how their work has been used and drawn from in educational leadership, and explore how these ideas might be useful in providing alternative perspectives to much of the existing research in educational leadership and administration.


  • Educational Theories and Philosophies
  • Educational Administration and Leadership

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