ERIC Number: ED324553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
An Introduction to Leadership and Its Functions in Further and Higher Education. Information Bank Working Paper Number 2555.
Marsh, D. T.
This short paper surveys some of the key concepts concerning the behavior called "leadership" and explores the role of leadership in the management of further and higher education. It recounts briefly six hypotheses held about the nature of leadership (the trait theory, the situational theory, the social influence theory, the functional or action-centered leadership theory, the contingency theory, and the contextual theory), suggests a number of models (or maps) that seem to have relevance to the education manager, and suggests how the role and expectations of a leader may be most effectively played. The paper also contains 12 references, a 30-item bibliography, and a list of 26 relevant Information Bank papers published by the Further Education Staff College. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).