The Theoretical Groundings of Educational Leadership Research

Identify the theories and concepts undergirding educational leadership research, illuminate the interconnections among them, and examine the evolution of the theoretical groundings of the field from 2005 to 2014.

To answer the question, investigate the theoretical groundings of educational leadership over the past decade, spanning from 2005 to 2014. Does educational administration have well-established theories or leading ideas? How has theory development unfolded in the field of educational leadership, and how do the current theoretical groundings shape future intellectual inquiries in the field? How were the theories interconnected to one another in educational leadership research over the past decade? Have the theoretical groundings evolved toward the paradigm shift? Apply Kuhn’s four-stage structure of scientific revolutions to review the history of theory development in the field of educational leadership.