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Instructor leadership in higher education: An examination of its relationship to curricular approaches in the classroom

Maude Yacapsin, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between instructor Leadership Type and Curricular Approaches in higher education classrooms. One survey, the Kaleidoscope Profile (Haggart, 1997) was administered to two groups of adjunct instructors. The first, a sample of 35 adjunct instructors from the Department of Graduate Teacher Education at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. They were in the employ of Performance Learning Systems (PLS), an educational consulting company based in Nevada City, California. The same survey was administered to 65 adjunct instructors directly employed by Wilkes University (WUI) in Pennsylvania. ^ This survey sought to determine instructor Leadership Type and an instructor's approach to teaching curriculum in the workplace. A statistically significant relationship was found between Leadership Type and Curricular Approach for the combined group of PLS and WUI instructors (N=60). A second statistically significant relationship was found between Leadership Type and Curricular Approach for the total number of male instructors (N=17) participating in the study. Implications for higher education are addressed and suggestions for future study are presented. ^

Subject Area

Education, Curriculum and Instruction|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Yacapsin, Maude, "Instructor leadership in higher education: An examination of its relationship to curricular approaches in the classroom" (2006). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3208050.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3208050

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