ERIC Number: ED420914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Motivating Students To View Administrative Theory as Practical.
Pavan, Barbara Nelson
This paper demonstrates a learning activity that enables students to understand their own predominant leadership frames and to motivate them to study and use a variety of theoretical models. The text provides a history of organizational theory, making note of various theories that have thrived and then wilted over time. An assessment of students who entered the school's doctoral program over a 3-year period is also offered. Students were administered the Leadership Orientations Instrument (LOI), a test that reveals the test-taker's leadership style, and the results of that testing are detailed here. It is argued that use of the LOI provides students personal information and connects theory with practice. Instructors may then have students apply these various theoretical frames to actual administrative cases. Contains 11 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 1998).