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dc.contributor.advisorRoueche, John E.en
dc.creatorGoben, Allen Floyden
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:17:42Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:17:42Zen
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifierb60111318en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1797en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractA gap exists in the literature between generational studies and community college leadership studies. Concurrently, there is a wave of retirements occurring in American community colleges. The retirement phase is projected to continue, at least, throughout the first decade of the 21st Century. Thus, generational studies are becoming more and more pertinent to community college districts. Since the social age cohort commonly referred to as Generation X is at the appropriate age/experience/education level to fill many vacancies as elder peers retire, this study was focused on opening a dialogue about how Xers might like to lead or be led- and how those preferences are likely to fit with selected established and emerging leadership theories. The goal of the research is to encourage conversation about successful integration of Xers into community college leadership roles. Therefore, the qualitative study is best described as a window through which Xers might be viewed in the specific context of early 21st Century American community college leadership. Generalization of the findings is left up to the reader to determine due to the structure, scope, and context of the study. However, clues did emerge that may be useful in understanding Generation X dynamics and possible implications of an Xer plurality in community colleges. A potential blueprint is offered for successful interaction with Xers combining knowledge from extensive Generation X literature review, a literary review of selected leadership theories, interviews with Xers identified as talented Generation X community college administrators, and the researcher’s observations of Xers both within the study context and from a lifetime of experiences as an Xer.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshCommunity colleges--United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshEducational leadership--United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshGeneration X--United Statesen
dc.titleThe X factor: Generation X leadership in early 21st century American community collegesen
dc.description.departmentEducational Administrationen
dc.identifier.oclc62147741en
dc.identifier.proqst3185986en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen


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