Revista Brasileira de Educação
versão impressa ISSN 1413-2478
SOUZA, Ângelo Ricardo De. School administration political nature and the power struggle in school. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.49, pp. 159-174. ISSN 1413-2478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-24782012000100009.
This article discusses conceptually the school administration, presenting some aspects of its nature and subject, with the objective to contribute with theorical debate in the field. Using contributions of Max Weber, Pierre Bourdieu and Licinio Lima, the work shows the political face of school administration. The study concludes highlighting that the existence of clear and rational objectives and institutional process or, on the other hand, ambiguous definition process, non-organized planning process, lower level of consensus and fragile articulation, don't hide the political nature of school administration, because the action of people in this field is defined by a fight for power.
Palavras-chave : school administration; school politics; power; bureaucracy.