Scientific Reductionism. The premise of scientific reductionism is that a phenomenon can be broken down into its simplest form becoming a series of parts which can be viewed in place of the phenomenon as a whole. . According to Stepulevague and Plumeridge (1998).
The lack of support for scientific reductionism in educational organizations may be a result of what Bilimoria (1998) calls legitimizing pillars of normative management.
Different segments of the community call on educational leaders to adhere to practices they believe should be the function of the schools. Many times these different segments of the community are at odds with each other.