ERIC Number: ED370629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May-28
Reference Count: N/A
Community Colleges and Leadership: An Exercise in Convergence.
Arguing that Canadian colleges and institutes will be increasingly invited to provide strong leadership in their communities at educational, cultural, economic, and social levels, this paper discusses the conditions that will promote the growth of leadership in Canada's colleges and institutes and identifies ways that managers, teachers, students, and citizens can promote this growth. The paper begins by discussing the position held and role played by school in society now and in the past, and specifically its involvement in the community. After defining what a college (e.g., community college, technical training school, or center for professional development) should be, the paper deals with the notion of leadership and the traits found in the individuals and groups who assume leadership functions in their respective environments. Next, an attempt is made to clarify in what manner leadership is distinct from management and to show how these two functions are complementary and essential in a well-run organization. The paper then analyzes the various forms under which leadership can be carried out in Canadian colleges and institutes, using as examples cases of individual, institutional, and community leadership found at college Edouard-Montpetit. The paper closes with a series of questions concerning leadership. A notebook for note taking is provided. (KP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 26-28, 1994). Printed on colored stock.