Off-campus UNL users: To download campus access dissertations, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your NU ID and password. When you are done browsing please remember to return to this page and log out.
Non-UNL users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this dissertation through interlibrary loan.
Instructor leadership in higher education: An examination of its relationship to curricular approaches in the classroom
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. ^
Education, Curriculum and Instruction|Education, Higher
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.