EDL 720: Leadership of Learning Communities

Class Program

This course focuses on current change theory and on the historical and contemporary research in leadership theory and practice. Current applied research on the value and characteristics of learning communities are explored and related to leadership and the notion of service. Concerns of leadership are examined through theory and case studies ensuring candidates construct the personal and professional platform that will guide them as ethical decision makers. Security, risk, courage, and the meaning of work as motivators of action are investigated. Candidates will acquire knowledge of the leadership skills, values, and behaviors important to the development of communities of learners capable of significant service.