Academic Catalog

CHLD 54C: LEADERSHIP IN ACTION: HOW EFFECTIVE DIRECTORS GET THINGS DONE

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the skills and competencies required for effective leadership
  • Identify the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior

Description

Course provides an overview of educational leadership from five perspectives: leadership as a role, leadership tasks and functions, leadership as a repertoire of skills and competencies, leadership traits and dispositions, and leadership style. Course examines the link between effective leadership and program quality.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. demonstrate understanding of the skills and competencies required for effective leadership
B. identify the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior
C. assess leadership style
D. use role authority and role influence to empower and support others in positive ways

Course Content

A. Demonstrate understanding of the skills and competencies required for effective leadership
1. Roles
2. Tasks and functions
3. Skills and competencies
4. Traits and dispositions
5. Personal style
B. Identify the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior
1. Leadership as the exercise of influence
2. Leadership as expression of values
C. Assessing leadership style
1. Traits that define specific leadership style
2. Assessing leadership effectiveness
D. Using role authority and role influence to empower and support others in positive ways
1. Personal code of ethics
2. Promoting leadership capacity at all levels of the organization

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

None.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Evaluation methods may include, but are not limited to:
A. Oral presentations
B. Contributions to class discussions
C. Cooperative learning assignments
D. Creative writing

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture presentations and classroom discussion
B. Group presentations followed by in-class discussions and evaluation

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Bloom, Paula Jorde. Leadership in Action: How Effective Directors Get Things Done. Lake Forrest, Illinois: New Horizons Press, 2014.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Reading and study of the text

B. Reaction writing assignments to lecture and activities conducted in class

 

Discipline(s)

Child Development/Early Childhood Education