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From Command to Community

A New Approach to Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities

The essays in this volume address the idea of leadership education through civic engagement. They delineate a new approach to leadership education reflecting important cultural trends driven by technology, globalization, and demographic shifts; look at some of the best leadership education programs nationwide; and offer “next steps” on how to transform higher education more broadly.

288 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

Education: Curriculum and Methodology


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Table of Contents

Preface – Cynthia M. Gibson and Nicholas V. Longo • DEFINING THE NEW LEADERSHIP • Introduction: The New Leadership – Cynthia M. Gibson and Nicholas V. Longo • Courage for the Tough Questions: Leadership and Adaptive Learning – Alma G. Blount • The Potential of Service-Learning Student Leadership – Edward Zlotkowski, Katelyn Horowitz, and Sarah Benson • LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN CONTEXT, THEN AND NOW • The Civic Engagement Movement and the Democratization of the Academy – Matthew Hartley and Ira Harkavy • Public and Community-Based Leadership Education – Kathleen Knight Abowitz, Stephanie Raill Jayanandhan, and Sarah Woiteshek • No One Leads Alone: Making Leadership a Common Experience – Kathy Postel Kretman • PRACTICES • Educating for Democratic Leadership at Stanford, UMass, and Providence College – Tania Mitchell, Virginia Visconti, Arthur Keene, and Richard Battistoni • Civic Leadership and Public Achievement at the University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning – Sarah McCauley, Nicole Nicotera, Eric Fretz, Sarah Nickels, Charla Agnoletti, Hannah Goedert, Emelye Neff, Taylor Rowe, and Russell Takeall • Assessing the Effects of Institutional Culture on Leadership Education at Tufts University – Elizabeth Hollander, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Peter Levine, Duncan Picard, and Jonathan Zaff • Community Colleges Returning Home: Community Institutions for Community Leadership – Decker Ngongang • MOVING FORWARD • Exploring Leadership through International Education: Civic Learning Through Study Abroad in Uganda – Adam Weinberg, Rebecca Hovey, and Carol Bellamy • The Role of Higher Education in Public Leadership – Paul C. Light • Organizing 101: Lessons I Wish I’d Learned on Campus – Stephen Smith • Conclusion – Cynthia M. Gibson and Nicholas V. Longo • About the Contributors • Index

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