Syllabus last revised August 10, 2013.
EDUC 5943 LEADERSHIP IN ADULT EDUCATION VENUES
SCHOOL School of Professional Studies
HOURS CREDIT, NUMBER TITLE EDUC 5943 Leadership in Adult Education Venues
INSTRUCTOR Amanda Barrett, M. Ed.
NORTHWESTERN’S MISSION STATEMENT Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.
TEXTBOOK Leadership Theory and Practice, 5th Edition. Peter G. Northouse. Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publications, 2010. (ISBN 978-1-4129-7488-2 paper, list price $84.95)
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES
The focus of this course is the concept of providing leadership in learning environments. The course defines leadership and studies the traits and styles of leadership, the various approaches to leadership, and current issues in leadership.
FIELD EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
All teacher education candidates must provide documentation of eligibility to participate in any required field experience to ensure the safety of children. Background check documents are kept confidential in the Division of Education Office.
The Teacher Education Unit is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes, invites, and celebrates diversity among all students, candidates, faculty, and staff. NWOSU values human differences as an asset: works to sustain a culture that reflects the interests, contributions, and perspectives of members of diverse groups; and delivers educational opportunities to meet the needs of diverse audiences. The Unit also seeds to instill these values and skills to encourage leadership and service in a global and multicultural society.
Candidates who complete the program will:
1. Understand fundamental concepts, roles, and issues regarding adult education, the Learning College movement, the community college, college teaching, accountability, and institutional effectiveness.
2. Understand the needs and learning styles, the cognitive development, and the cultural and individual differences of adult learners.
3. Understand the predominant philosophical foundations of higher education, as well as the range of missions, governance, financing, and major practices of higher education and the community college.
4. Review and apply educational research processes and results to classroom curriculum, design, and practice and identify
classroom issues, especially as they relate to outcomes assessment of adult learners.
5. Understand leadership techniques, managerial styles, diversity, and ethics in the context of adult education.
6. Develop knowledge and skills that will assist them in effectively and responsibly managing organizations by understanding the structures of organizations, the interpersonal dynamics of groups through human resource management, the
evaluation of political environments, and guiding the institutional culture to achieve the goals and mission.
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