ERIC Number: EJ874752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Nursing Faculty Leading from the Bottom: Implementing Service Learning through the Governance Structure
Reams, Paula K.; Twale, Darla J.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n4 p245-261 Oct 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which organizational infrastructure and institutional leadership facilitated or hindered institutionalizing service learning as pedagogy at a small health professions college. Through interviews and content and discourse analysis, we found that data supported the notion that service learning "fit" the mission, however, data also revealed some resistance to using service learning on the part of some faculty members and administrators. Consequently, governance and communication channels appeared as barriers to institutionalization because the administration's words and deeds were incongruent. Nursing faculty's espoused values and actual behaviors were congruent thus forcing them to lead for change from the bottom of their college hierarchy.
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Health Occupations, Governance, Service Learning, Discourse Analysis, Nursing, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Educational Administration, Interviews, Educational Change, Content Analysis
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