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ERIC Number: EJ1152956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-0281
Successful Instructional Leadership Styles in Education
Smith, Gina; Minor, Maria; Brashen, Henry; Remaly, Kristie
Journal of Instructional Research, v6 p46-52 2017
The purpose of this research study was to explore the dominant leadership styles of online college instructors. Online instructors voluntarily participated in a survey to indicate which of four leadership styles they use in their classes: transformational, situational, democratic, or authoritarian. The surveys indicated that the transformational leadership style was the most common style used by the online instructors. The majority of instructors felt that their leadership style in the classroom was effective based on feedback and evaluations, although only half of the instructors indicated that the university or college they teach at offers leadership training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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