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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2004

Journal

Leadership

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Four Dimensions Of Leadership In The Problem-Solving Of Education Deans, Antonia Donofrio Oct 2004

Four Dimensions Of Leadership In The Problem-Solving Of Education Deans, Antonia Donofrio

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This study links personal attributes of deans of schools and colleges of education to the problem solving contexts in which they make decisions that affect the programs they serve. We describe the mix of intellect, emotion, social acumen, and moral attributes that deans draw upon when they respond to vignettes that capture the multifaceted nature of problem solving in their positions. This study is a continuation of research that attempts to identify characteristics of deans of education who have survived in their role. This is an important issue, as schools and colleges report difficulty in identifying deans who can meet ...


Engaged, But Not Heroic, Academic Leadership, John B. Bennett Oct 2004

Engaged, But Not Heroic, Academic Leadership, John B. Bennett

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Over the years, I have explored leadership challenges faced by department chairpersons and school deans. In this essay I reflect on some findings, noting that they also apply to other educational leaders such as faculty senate members and student affairs officers. Most mid-level leaders struggle with the tradition of defining leadership in terms of individualistic values and mythologies of seeing the leader in terms of the individualistic, heroic cowboy of the Western film and novel. Then I examine the position of institutional president. Here too some leaders aim to be heroic figures, like the fabled cowboy. Almost inevitably, their behaviors ...


I'Ve Got Vision And The Rest Of The World Wears Blinders . . ., James P. Evans Apr 2004

I'Ve Got Vision And The Rest Of The World Wears Blinders . . ., James P. Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the need for vision in leadership.


The Fictive Characteristics Of Effective Educational Leaders, Jeff Ershler Apr 2004

The Fictive Characteristics Of Effective Educational Leaders, Jeff Ershler

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the characteristics of effective leaders within education.


Developing Leadership Skills, Gerald Gaither Jan 2004

Developing Leadership Skills, Gerald Gaither

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An analysis of current leadership theory is presented, along with a summary of the major literature findings. Emphasis is placed on providing ideas which have practical as opposed to theoretical application. A sub-theme in the article is that leadership skills can be learned or taught, and the manuscript challenges institutions to implement leadership development programs, such as the Kellog Leadership Project.


Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Leadership Development Programs, Mary Wisniewski Jan 2004

Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Leadership Development Programs, Mary Wisniewski

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This article discusses the University of Wisconsin-Extension Administrative Leadership Program (EALP), a model leadership development program for faculty and staff in a variety of university extension settings including: Broadcasting and Media Innovations; Business and Manufacturing Education; Continuing Education; and, Cooperative Extension. The article describes how the program integrates theoretical and applied knowledge about leadership into the curriculum along with the development of specific leadership competencies and abilities. Finally, the article illustrates the outcomes of the leadership development program as perceived and described by both the participants and their supervisors.


Which Ant Are You?, James P. Evans Jan 2004

Which Ant Are You?, James P. Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussion the need for vision in leadership.