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The social construction of leadership education

Billsberry, Jon 2009, The social construction of leadership education, Journal of leadership education, vol. 8, no. 2, Fall, pp. 1-9.

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Title The social construction of leadership education
Author(s) Billsberry, Jon
Journal name Journal of leadership education
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Season Fall
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Association of Leadership Educators
Place of publication Hays, Kan.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1552-9045
Summary Most leadership theories assume that leadership is a quality of leaders (e.g., trait theory), or a response to environments (e.g., situational theory), or a combination of both (e.g., contingency theory). In all these approaches leadership is something knowable and definite. However, after years of research there is no agreed definition of what leadership is or any universal agreement about who might be regarded a leader. This paper outlines an alternative approach in which leadership is a contested construct and describes two engaging teaching techniques that align pedagogic approach with the underlying theory. In doing so this paper makes a case for the adoption of socially-constructed theories in leadership education
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Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Journal of Leadership Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035226

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