ERIC Number: EJ1134924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Administrators' Descriptions of Their Leadership Roles in a Precollege Program
Owens, Michael A.
Journal of Leadership Education, v9 n1 p105-121 Win 2010
The purpose of this work is to describe how leaders of the Upward Bound (UB) program at a university in the western United States described their leadership roles in the program. It is a qualitative study based on data drawn from interviews, observations, written material, and field observations conducted over two years. Participants described their leadership roles as helper, guide, and protector. These roles highlighted the nurturing part they felt they played in their students' and program's success. Participants varied widely in their understanding of leadership and their roles. Most relied on "ad hoc" or common sense conceptions to guide them in describing their roles. This work suggests that UB leaders and others who often come from non-leadership backgrounds may benefit from formal and informal leadership training.
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Observation, College Preparation, College Programs, Leaders Guides, Safety
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A