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ERIC Number: EJ1169598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Flourishing for the Common Good: Positive Leadership in Christian Higher Education during Times of Change
Dahlvig, Jolyn E.
Christian Higher Education, v17 n1-2 p97-109 2018
This paper argues that higher education should exist for society's common good, a focus that has been lost in recent years (Dorn, 2011; Eagan et al., 2015; Ford 2016; Habley, Bloom & Robbins, 2012). To explore how Christian higher education can provide leadership in returning to a focus on the common good, this paper traces the movement of higher education away from the common good and recommends strategies for a counter-movement. A review of the organizational change process is offered, with an emphasis on the connection between organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and positive leadership strategies for the common good. Fostering positive and productive work environments marked by shared service to society could set Christian higher education apart within the higher education milieu, creating an opportunity for Christian colleges and universities to flourish in times of change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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