ERIC Number: EJ1150346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Leadership Education: Fantasy or Reality?
Townsend, Christine D.
Journal of Leadership Education, v1 n1 p35-40 Sum 2002
Leadership is a word that spins through personal and professional conversations. Although leadership is an important topic and successful leaders are emerging, questions continue to surround this dynamic concept. Leadership educators are on the cusp; they hold the educational keys to unlock the mysteries of leadership. Leadership educators are hired to provide programs, teach leadership concepts, and develop leaders. But, has this group reaped the rewards from known facts, research, and development efforts? Are leadership educators focusing on methods to steer the discipline forward? Are leadership educators driving fantasy programs or factual programs? To seek the answers to these questions, leadership educators are challenged to seek answers to contemporary questions. We are beginning to find the answers but the work is just beginning.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education, Workshops, Seminars, Student Leadership, Program Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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