This is the portfolio details my growing understanding of the theory and practice of leadership in education and particularly in distance education. The portfolio is the capstone project fo EDDE 804 at Athatbasca University, a course taught by Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes from Jan. to April, 2011.
If you have an interest in education and how leadership impacts it, read on. The categories to the right relate to the various topics we studied during the course and include evidence that I have an understanding of the theories of leadership and their applicability to and effect on education in the twenty-first century.
The photo on the banner of the blog site is of the entrance to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. For me it represents the enduring foundations of education and its continous renewal and regrowth – a flowering comparable to the Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Europe.
Current world events beg the question: what styles of leadership will best serve education as people move to a new way of learning about and relating to our world. This portfolio does not pretend to answer this question but reviews various leadership theories and their application to education. It raises many questions and will perhaps shed a ray of light on some aspects of leadership in education today. I hope it provokes as much thought in the reading as it did for me in its creation.