ERIC Number: ED440689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership and Values: The People of Illinois and Their Community Colleges. A Survey of the People of Illinois and the Faculty, Staff, and Students of Illinois Community Colleges.
Loges, William E.; Kidder, Rushworth M.; Novak, Charles R.
This report discusses the values, ethical standards, and moral reasoning practices of members of the community college community and the general population in the state of Illinois. A survey was sent to randomly selected students, faculty, and staff at Illinois community colleges. All 48 colleges participated and 1,659 responses were received. A second survey was sent to 1,397 Illinois residents eighteen years or older, and 735 responses were received. The surveys asked respondents about ethics, core values, life priorities, sources of authority and moral boundaries, moral reasoning, and teaching values. Results suggest a high degree of consistency between the community college population and the general population. Respondents reported a strong connection between ethics and leadership, and feel that people are not properly learning values that would help them become ethical adults. Respondents from both populations agreed that community colleges should teach ethics and that ethical decision-making is important. The general population does not believe that community colleges have different values from their own, and the majority think that values should be taught in college. Sections in the report include: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Leadership and Values; (3) Teaching Ethics and Values in the Colleges; and (4) Summary and Conclusions. (Contains 21 tables and 3 figures. Sampling protocol, response rates, and sampling tolerances are contained in the technical appendix.) (RDG)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Ethics, Moral Development, Outcomes of Education, School Community Relationship, Social Values, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Institute for Global Ethics, P.O. Box 563, Camden, Maine 04843. Tel: 207-236-6658; Fax: 207-236-4014; Web site: http://www.globalethics.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.; Gallup Organization, Inc., Princeton, NJ.; Institute for Global Ethics, Camden, ME.