Dec 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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EDUC 542/5221 - Transformational Education (3 cr.)



Description
Effective leaders recognize the interrelated nature of organizations and their environments. They understand that they need different leadership behaviors for different situations and contexts and are aware of how various constituents (i.e., administrators, teachers, parents, and students) interact within and across the domains of an organization. Finally, effective leaders behave in ways that nurture a desire in others to increase their individual and collective effectiveness. This course looks specifically at leadership in multiple educational venues within a global setting by looking at the cognitive (theoretical), intrapersonal (characteristics of a leader) and interpersonal (relational & contextual) aspects of leadership. This includes looking at organizations, team leading, formal and informal leadership.
In addition, this course will introduce students to leadership theories which they will use to analyze organizational structures and determine the leadership style needed to transform educational settings. Specifically, Students will examine elements of leadership and explore how effective leaders create successful school change and innovation. Students will analyze case studies and leadership styles. The course content and activities encourage and promote students to be educational change agents. Students will study leadership traits, negotiation skills and change strategies in their own leadership and consider the effectiveness of these characteristics in different circumstances and/or cultural settings. Attention will also be directed to using facilitative power to make second order changes.



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