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ERIC Number: EJ873881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Learning Leadership in Today's Community Colleges
Amey, Marilyn
Community College Journal, v74 n4 p6-9 Feb-Mar 2004
The changing context of community colleges today is enough to make even the most versatile and experienced administrator's head spin. The constancy of change and the ways in which traditional responses fall short in addressing current challenges seem to relegate leaders to a place where they have a toolbox of strategies from which to draw in hopes that they can keep moving fast enough to avoid self-destruction. Yet, given the myriad "self-help" books, workshops, institutes, and seminars, how does the current state of community college leadership development exist? In this article, the author talks about developing effective community college leaders. The author contends that community colleges today may be better served by considering leadership from a learning perspective, believing that skill training is somewhat less important than cognitive aspects. Taking a learning approach to leadership, instead, means that an important aspect of a leader's role is facilitating learning in others so that they develop as professionals and peers, assume more collective responsibility for work, group decision making, norms, and dialogue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A