ERIC Number: ED426742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Leadership in Higher Education.
Robles, Harriett J.
This paper examines leadership in higher education, specifically in community colleges. The first section reviews current definitions and theories of education, including transactional leadership (where there is an exchange between the leader and the follower) and transformational leadership (where the leader tries to change the framework itself by appealing to the needs of followers) philosophies. The second section discusses four cultures in higher education: (1) collegial, a culture that finds meaning primarily in the disciplines represented by the faculty; (2) managerial, a culture that finds meaning in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of work directed toward specified goals and purposes; (3) developmental, a culture that finds purpose in the creation of programs and activities that further the growth of all members of the collegiate community; and (4) negotiating, a culture that finds meaning in the establishment of egalitarian policies for the distribution of institutional resources. Finally, the third section of the paper focuses on issues of leadership in higher education, particularly the role of transformational leadership in the paradigm shift from a teaching culture to a learning culture. Contains 19 references. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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