Transformational and Transformative Leadership in a Research-Informed Leadership Preparation Program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Annie Wilson Davis (Creator)
Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Carl A. Lashley, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article describes IMPACT V, a grant-funded preparation partnership among a community of institutions, and then considers whether such a partnership is a viable way to cultivate transformational and transformative sensibilities in building leaders. Methods included content analysis of baseline and summative student artifacts. Findings suggest that the program promoted elements of transformational leadership, as well as transformative leadership focused on liberation, democracy, equity, and justice. The program promoted school change and cultivated leadership and personal growth but suffered from unevenness in the program partnerships. Implications for leadership preparation are considered.

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Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 9(3), 225-253
Language: English
Date: 2014
leadership preparation, transformational leadership, transformative leadership

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