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ERIC Number: EJ800408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Balancing Trust and Technocracy? Leadership Training in Higher Education
Aasen, Petter; Stensaker, Bjorn
International Journal of Educational Management, v21 n5 p371-383 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to analyse how participants in leadership training programs in higher education value and perceive their training process. Design/methodology/approach: A stylized theoretical model is developed indicating that leadership training may be designed along a collegial-managerial continuum. To study how participants placed themselves on this continuum, a questionnaire was distributed to participants in three different leadership training programs. Findings: The study shows that leadership training programs are tools to modernize higher education without resulting in a rejection of inherent values and characteristics of the sector. Originality/value: Leadership training programs need to be supplemented with broader organisational development activities and a more systematic follow-up process after completion of the program. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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