ERIC Number: ED318527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Teaching as Leading: Profiles of Excellence in the Open-Door College.
Baker, George A., III; And Others
Drawing from interviews with 869 award-winning community college professors and instructors from the United States and Canada, this book describes the behaviors and techniques used by outstanding teachers in their roles as leaders, influencers, and motivators. Chapter 1 provides a foundation for the concept of teacher as leader, including operational definitions of "teaching" and "learning" and a discussion of motivation theories. Chapter 2 employs an analysis of leadership theory to demonstrate the clear link between leaders and followers, highlighting the path-goal model of leadership as the process of gathering behavioral information about teaching. Chapter 3 presents the research methodology used to describe effective teaching behavior, predict the behavior of effective teachers, develop recommendations for improvement through self-evaluation, and explain ways in which effective teachers motivate students. Chapter 4 presents a profile of the award-winning instructors, including information on experience, age, gender, ethnicity, teaching fields, retention rates, and institutional policies. Chapter 5 provides a framework for employing the path-goal theory of leadership to explain the interaction between teaching and learning. Chapter 6 introduces the Teaching as Leading Inventory (TALI), a tool used to classify an instructor's dominant teaching style as Supporter, Theorist, Achiever, or Influencer. Chapters 7 through 10 offer detailed descriptions of each of these four teaching styles. After summarizing the four separate styles, chapter 11 reviews leadership theories supporting situational teaching and a holistic and contingent view of teaching. Chapter 12 highlights current professional development programs in the U.S. and Canada. Finally, chapter 13 reviews the recommendations from three major educational reform reports as strategies for making teaching and learning a central aspect of all community colleges. Includes a compact version of the TALI and the survey instrument. (WBT)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Instructional Leadership, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Teaching Styles, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.