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ERIC Number: EJ847984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Exploring Paradoxes of Power in Small College Writing Administration Composition Studies
Jones, Libby Falk
Composition Studies, v32 n2 p75-91 Fall 2004
Drawing on concepts and practices from the fields of communication, conflict management, leadership, and feminist theory, as well as on her experience as a teacher-administrator, the author explores perceptions, sources, and consequences of power. She argues that effective small college writing administrators must understand the availability of power--structural, personal, and collaborative--and learn to use various power currencies appropriately. Through meeting in healthy ways the external and internal challenges to appropriate power use, small college writing administrators may embody new models of higher education leadership.
Texas Christian University. TCU Department of English 297270, 2800 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Tel: 817-257-6895; Fax: 817-257-6238; e-mail: compositionstudies@tcu.edu; Web site: http://www. compositionstudies.tcu.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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