Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Approach to Leadership and Character Development Within Military Higher Education
by Tate, Thomas Lee, Ed.D., The University of Alabama, 2017, 350; 10263110
Abstract (Summary)

This multiple case study provides an overview of current practices that advance leadership and character development programs and initiatives within military higher education. Selected scholars and practitioners from the United States Military Academy (West Point), the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy participated in semi-structured interviews. Information gleaned from questions pertaining to academic courses, classes, seminars and workshops, and honor education initiatives, in support of a comprehensive approach to leadership and character development, directed the research process.

The findings and recommendations provide a conceptual framework for support of strategic and operational considerations in the development and implementation of leadership and character development initiatives at military, as well as traditional, colleges and universities. Strategic initiatives include the unification of effort among faculty, staff, and administration in the planning and implementation of learning outcomes and related competencies in support of the institute’s mission and core values. Operational initiatives include the integration, synchronization, and unity of effort among scholars and practitioners to reinforce all aspects of education and training surrounding leadership and character development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bray, Nathaniel
Commitee: Breaux, Arleene P., Hardy, David E., Katsinas, Steven, Miller, William D.
School: The University of Alabama
Department: Higher Education Administration
School Location: United States -- Alabama
Source: DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Education Policy, School administration
Keywords: Character, Development, Higher education, Leadership, Military
Publication Number: 10263110
ISBN: 978-1-369-88283-4
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