ERIC Number: ED368596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Public Leadership Education: The Role of Citizen Leaders. Volume VI.
Morse, Suzanne W.; And Others
This document is devoted to the topic of citizen leaders. The first article, "Defining a Citizen Leader" (Richard A. Couto), provides a pragmatic definition of citizenship by describing citizen leaders with whom Couto has worked. "The Making of the Citizen Leader" (Cheryl Mabey) describes ways to educate for leadership while showing that traditional models may not work for the future. This article contends that people must broaden their notions of what leaders do and where they lead. In "Public Leadership and Public Politics" (Michael Briand), there is a call for a different definition of politics as a basis for educating leaders. In order to solve public problems, communities rather than individuals must come to grips with them. The fourth article, "The Political Language of Social Leaders" (Manfred Stanley), discusses how citizen leaders view their roles. In describing a selected group of civic leaders in one town, the article identifies those qualities present in individuals who assume community leadership. "Citizenship and Leadership" (Daniel Kemmis) argues that the only hope for thwarting democratic decline is a revitalization of citizenship. Kemmis contends that revitalized citizen leadership requires specific skills, behavior patterns, and a place to learn and practice them. "Citizen Leadership and Service-Learning" (Cecil D. Bradfield and R. Ann Myers) argues that to learn the citizenship skills required for a democracy, service must be integrated into the college curriculum. "Citizen Leaders for a New Politics" (Peter Bearse) calls for a new kind of public politics in which citizen leaders play a central role. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Democracy, Higher Education, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training
Charles K. Kettering Foundation, 200 Commons Road, Dayton, OH 45459-2799.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.