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Adult Learning Through Collaborative Leadership: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 156

Adult Learning Through Collaborative Leadership: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 156

Catherine Etmanski (Editor) , Kathy Bishop (Editor) , M. Beth Page (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-46782-3

Jan 2018, Jossey-Bass

104 pages



By attending to the adult learning that takes place through more collaborative approaches to leadership, this volume draws upon scholars who understand leadership as more participatory, transformative, generative, and democratic. Looking beyond position-based individual leadership it captures how adults learn through the diverse actions, processes, and strategies collaborative leaders employ to bring about change.

  • Drawing from scholarship and practice, this sourcebook weaves theory with the authors’ experiences by showcasing real-life examples of collaborative leadership in a variety of contexts including community, healthcare, secondary, and post-secondary education.
  • It also provides a range of creative strategies—such as playbuilding, coaching, fostering global partnerships, and ensemble leadership—as well as indigenous and feminist perspectives on leadership.

    This sourcebook will support adult educators seeking to promote learning through more collaborative approaches to leadership and engagement in a variety of settings. Readers will benefit by deepening their understanding of how leadership is not only enacted among individuals, but how it is also expressed in collective ways of thinking, doing, being, knowing, and learning.

    This is the 156th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
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    Catherine Etmanski, Kathy Bishop, M. Beth Page

    1. The “Tse Tsa Watle” Speaker Series: An Example of Ensemble Leadership and Generative Adult Learning 9
    Virginia McKendry

    2. Gendering Collaboration: Adult Education in Feminist Leadership 21
    Darlene E. Clover, Catherine Etmanski, Rachel Reimer

    3. A Journey into Collaborative Leadership: Moving Toward Innovation and Adaptability 33
    Ken Otter, Doug Paxton

    4. Next-Generation Leadership 43
    Bryan Webber, Jenna Forster

    5. Learning in Global Collaborations for Impact and Innovation 53
    Eliane Ubalijoro

    6. Fostering Collaborative Leadership Through Playbuilding 65
    Kathy Bishop, Will Weigler, Tracey Lloyd, David Beare

    7. Cocreating Collaborative Leadership Learning Environments: Using Adult Learning Principles and a Coach Approach 77
    M. Beth Page, Rhonda L. Margolis

    8. Understanding Collaborative Leadership in Theory and Practice 89
    Randee Lipson Lawrence

    INDEX 97