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Leadership for the emerging age : transforming practice in adult and continuing education
Apps, Jerold W., 1934-
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First edition.
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1994]

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xvii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
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LC5225.A34 A67 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Jerold W. Apps draws on twenty-five years of experience researching and teaching leadership and leadership development to provide adult educators with a blueprint for developing a profoundly different approach to leadership--one that is all-embracing of ideas and people, capitalizes on diversity, and remains open and responsive to change.

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JEROLD W. APPS is a writer, educational consultant, and former chair of the Department of Continuing and Vocational Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of numerous books including Higher Education in a Learning Society (Jossey-Bass, 1988) and Mastering the Teaching of Adults (1991).

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A plethora of books on leadership crowds bookshelves these days. To this reader, they all have the same content. All push some form of transformational leadership. The only question is in what context the reader wants to see these new ideas applied. For education, turn to Thomas Sergiovami's Value Added Leadership (CH, Nov'90); for manufacturing, turn to Max DePree's Leadership Is an Art (1987); for Adult Continuing Education (ACE), turn to Apps' book. In it, he describes how the world of ACE has changed, how views on leadership have changed, and how ACE leaders must change. The value of the book to those in ACE is Apps's length of experience in ACE and his ability to describe changes that are taking place within the field. His book emphasizes something that few others do: ACE leaders themselves; he offers close examinations of their personal beliefs and values about knowledge, people, and ethics in order to develop a personal philosophy of leadership. He walks readers through the details of creating a personal philosophy statement. The former chair of the department of continuing and vocational education at the University of Wisconsin, Apps commands respect in the ACE world. ACE directors should read his book; others who have read any five books on leadership in the past two years may wish to pass on this one. Faculty; professional. G. L. Findlen; Western Wisconsin Technical College

Table of Contents

1 Uprooting a Leadership Tradition
2 Changing with the Emerging Age
3 Leadership Then and Now
4 Developing a Personal Philosophy of Leadership
5 Examining Beliefs and Values About Leadership
6 Qualities and Characteristics of the New Leaders
7 Redefining Leadership Expectations and Outcomes
8 Leading in New Ways
9 Developing New Educational Perspectives
10 A Personal Approach to Leadership Development
11 The Transformation Process
12 Leadership for Change in Adult Education