ERIC Number: ED479223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-5
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Illinois Community College Presidents' Perceptions of Leadership for Creating or Maintaining Learning Colleges.
Bradford, Peggy F. J.
Illinois community college presidents perceptions of leadership for creating or maintaining learning colleges and the influence gender may have on their perceptions are the major focus of this dissertation. The authors assert that little data exist as to how community college presidents view learning-centered practices of learning institutions and more specifically their institutional goal of becoming a learning college. This research attempts to identify the perceptions of Illinois community college presidents regarding leadership for creating or maintaining a learning college. Data collection was carried out using a survey instrument adapted from the Inventory of Learning-Centered Practices (1998). The survey consisted of 54 items divided into two parts: profile information and presidential perceptions of learning-centered practices. The population for this study was composed of all Illinois presidents of two-year public community colleges, a total of 48 presidents (10 were women). Thirty-two presidents participated in the study (9 females). The document concludes with a summary of the data analysis procedures utilized in the study along with a discussion of significant findings, implications, and recommendations for future research. Appended are copies of the letter of permission, follow-up letter, and consent forms. (Contains 83 references.) (RC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois