Secrecy and tradecraft in educational administration : the covert side of educational life
- Eugenie A. Samier.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
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- Physical description
- viii, 236 pages ; 24 cm.
- Routledge research in education ; 111.
Education Library (Cubberley)
LB2806 .S325 2014
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- Samier, Eugénie Angèle, 1954- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-224) and index.
- Introduction: Through the Looking Glass Part 1: Foundational Theories and Critiques A History of the Covert in Education. The Covert in Administration and Leadership Studies. In the Shadow of Organizational Power and Politics. The Ever Popular Arts of War and Mirrors of Princes. The Covert in Organizational Culture, Aesthetics, and Language. The Psychology of Clandestine Behaviour Part 2: The Structure of the Covert: Operationalizing Clandestine Activities General Principles of the Covert: Lessons from Spymasters. Recruitment, Training and Collection. Processing, Analysis and Dissemination. Covert Action: From Disinformation to Sabotage and Destroying the 'Enemy'. Counter-Intelligence, Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance. Conclusion: To Spy or Not to Spy: Moral Considerations.
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- Publisher's Summary
- During the last couple of decades, there has been an expansion in a number of related and overlapping fields producing evidence of covert activities: toxic cultures, destructive leadership styles, micropolitics, ethical problems in organisations and administration, abusive power and authority, and many other topics of dysfunctional management and leadership studies that frequently make reference to secretive and deceptive behaviour. In this book, Eugenie A. Samier draws on a range of disciplines including education, psychology, administration and management studies and organizational theory to provide a comprehensive examination of the ways in which organisational leaders and administrators carry out their roles in a secretive or deceptive manner. Samier presents a theory of covert administration that can be used to: provide an analysis and interpretation of secretive and deceptive activity inform decision-making both theoretically and practically offer a means of diagnosing errant management using secretive and deceptive practices provide a general set of guidelines for determining when clandestine activities may be legitimate and moral. Alongside a detailed presentation of the theory of covert administration, the book explores covert administration in practice, factors leading to it, and the results of attempts to combat its many forms. It will be key reading for researchers and postgraduates with an interest in the field, as well as administrators and policy makers.
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- Routledge research in education ; 111
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- 0415816815 (hardback)
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