ERIC Number: EJ882819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Between Dissonance and Grace: The Experience of Post-Secondary Leaders
Davison, Philip; Burge, Elizabeth J.
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v29 n1 p111-131 Jan 2010
This study explores what it means for academic leaders to work in post-secondary institutional contexts. Four themes emerge: balancing daily dissonance; learning experientially to lead; creating learning spaces; and needing moments of grace. The research reveals that leaders seek deeper understandings of their work and their characterization.
Descriptors: Context Effect, Administrator Role, College Presidents, Educational Administration, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Qualities, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada