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ERIC Number: ED339263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Elusive Quality in Higher Education--Intuition (Innovation).
Roberts, Dayton Young
President's Idea Journal, v21 n2 Mar-Apr 1987
This "special report" is an alert for academic presidents interested in research findings on "Leadership Types". It is subtitled: "An Alert to the Potential for Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness by Personalizing the Administrative/Learning Climate." The paper describes the development of a teacher education program to equip teachers with clinical techniques and instruments to enable them to be more sensitive to their students. The program, operating out of Texas Tech University, is called "Personalizing the Learning Climate." The program uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a self-concept instrument, based on C. G. Jung's theory that there are two ways of perceiving and two ways of judging, accompanied by a preference for introversion or extraversion. Results of a study of 426 high-level college and university administrators, of which 34 were presidents, are summarized. The study found that 82% of the presidents were "Intuitive" types, whereas in the general population only about 25% are "Intuitive" types. The paper suggests that higher education administrators, the majority of whom already prefer to function in an intuitive right-brain style, begin to trust their intuition, and intuition must no longer be that elusive quality in higher education administration. An overview of the paper by William O'Connor, is appended, providing biographical information on Roberts, describing Roberts' research, and noting its applications in administration and teaching. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator