Character is at the core of leadership. Leaders with virtuous character provide benefit to their schools and communities. Whereas, leaders with character flaws create harm for themselves as well as their community. The ethical lapses among teachers, principals, and superintendents create an even larger issue when one considers the fiduciary trust placed in educators by the public. Character development requires behavioral change as well as knowledge acquisition. Incorporating behavioral change into university administrator preparation programs requires faculty to consider recent findings in neuroscience on how the brain learns and the incorporation of these findings into program design and instruction.
Calabrese, R.L. and Roberts, B. (2002), "Character, school leadership, and the brain: learning how to integrate knowledge with behavioral change", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 16 No. 5, pp. 229-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540210434603Download as .RIS
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