Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Broadening of Leadership Development Science Through Complexity Science and Action Research
by Wiley, Hattie, Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2019, 159; 13878105
Abstract (Summary)

The goal of this case study-based research is to explore the impacts of complexity science and action research on the metacognitive processes and choices involved in the development of leadership training resources. This dissertation examines a specific instance of a participatory action research project undertaken by the National Weather Service (NWS) Training Center. This study investigates this phenomenon through multiple sources of data (analysis of course materials, semi structured interviews, memos, and content change analysis) throughout two complete cycles of the action research process. Implications of the findings for the fields of organizational transformation, leadership development, instructional design, action research, and government studies are examined.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gozawa, Joanne
Commitee: Crowe, Byron Dan, Poole, James
School: California Institute of Integral Studies
Department: Transformative Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Adult education, Sociology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Blended learning, Change management, Curriculum development, Design sciences, Educational technology, Leadership science
Publication Number: 13878105
ISBN: 9781392197721
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