ERIC Number: ED202166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Quo Vadis? (Quo Vaduisti Vadesque?) Some Approaches to the Use of the Humanities in Leadership Preparation Programs.
Achilles, C. M.
The importance that a study of the humanities plays in preparing educational administrators has been recognized by many, but remains an elusive concept. There are several reasons for including the humanities in administrator preparation programs: they provide time-tested examples of appropriate relationships, they deal with enduring concerns and issues related to the human condition, and they evoke a deep respect for responsible action. The humanities can be incorporated into leadership preparation programs through a humanities seminar (an intensive four-week experience), a one- or two-week seminar that attempts to show similarities in human experience among diverse cultures, a two- or three-day workshop focusing on a specific topic, or through unlimited forms of inservice training. Study of the humanities can be used as a general liberalizing influence, a vehicle for values development, or an impetus for creativity. The humanities are opposed by those who desire an ordered taxonomy that stresses accountability, behavior modification, and behavioral objectives. A proper approach to teaching the humanities requires an interdisciplinary blend of generalists and specialists. Related articles on using the humanities in leadership training, an evaluation of a humanities seminar, and examples of structure and content for a seminar are appended. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Appendices may reproduce poorly due to small print of original document.