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1 Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt Action Leadership Towards a Participatory Paradigm ^ J Springer

2 Contents Introduction 1 From Action Learning and Action Research to Action Leadership. 1 Chapter Overview 1 Introduction 1 Definition of Terms 5 Purpose and Aims 7 Approach 9 Readership 10 Models 11 Storyline 12 Book Content 14 Chapter 2 : PALAR Concepts, Models and Values 15 Chapter 3 : PALAR: Dialectic of Theory and Practice 15 Chapter 4 : PALAR Paradigm and Methodology 16 Chapter 5: Higher Education 16 Chapter 6: Management Education for Organization Development.. 17 Chapter 7: Community Development.' 17 Chapter 8: Action Leadership Within a Participatory Paradigm Limitations and Contributions ' 18 Chapter Summary 19 Discussion Starters 19 Note 19 Part I Conceptual Framework for PALAR 2 PALAR Concepts, Models and Values 23 Chapter Overview 23 Introduction 23 Action Learning 24 Concepts and Characteristics of Action Learning 25 Action Learning Programmes and Projects 27

3 xii Contents Action Research 32 Concepts and Characteristics of Action Research 34 Participatory Action Research (PAR) 36 Action Science 37 Action Research Requirements and Quality Criteria 38 The Concept of PALAR: Integrating Action Learning (AL) with Participatory Action Research (PAR) 39 PALAR Models 40 A Generic Model for PALAR Programmes 41 Values in a PALAR Culture 46 Core Values 47 Espoused and Governing Values 50 Model 1 and Model 2 Values and Strategies 50 Success and Failure: Managed Change 52 What Makes PALAR Programmes Successful? 53 What Makes PALAR Programmes Unsuccessful? 54 Other Potential Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them 54 Chapter Summary 55 Discussion Starters 56 Notes 56 3 PALAR: Dialectic of Theory and Practice 57 Chapter Overview 57 Introduction 58 Dialectic 59 Praxis 61 PALAR: A Synthesis of Theory and Practice 62 Knowledge Integration 63 Indigeneity, 65 Integrating Knowledge and Action 66 Practical Theories.' 68 Chapter Summary 71 Discussion Starters '.. 72 Note 72 4 PALAR Paradigm and Methodology 73 Chapter Overview 73 Introduction 74 Terminology 75 Dialectic 76 Paradigms 76 Competing Paradigms 78 Language 81 Theoretical Framework 81 Grounded Theory 82 Action Theory '. 85

4 Contents xiii Critical Theory 87 Systems Theory 89 Personal Construct Theory (PCT) 92 Experiential Learning Theory 96 Dialectic Methodology 96 Thesis 97 Antithesis, 99 Synthesis : 100 Chapter Summary 100 Discussion Starters 102 Appendix Repertory Grid Technique: Instructions and Forms for Participants Notes 105 Part II Action Leadership Development and Applications 5 Action Leadership Development in Higher Education 109 Chapter Overview 109 Introduction 110 Professional Development in Higher Education Ill Leontiev's Theory of Action Ill Action Research in Higher Education: The CRASP Model 115 Examples of Action Research as Professional Development 118 Reflections on the Case 121 Conclusions from the Case 125 Action Leadership Development in Higher Education 126 What Is Action Leadership in Higher Education? 126 Chapter Summary 136 Discussion Starters 138 Notes Management Education for Organization Development 139 Chapter Overview > 139 Introduction 140 From Higher Education to Management Education and Development My Story 141 Links Between Higher Education and Management Education and Development 144 Reasons for Collaboration 145 Management Education Through Action Learning 146 A Historic Perspective on Management Education 147 Examples of MBA Through Action Learning 150 A Generic MBA Programme by Action Learning for Executives Professional Development of Managers and Executives Through PALAR 157 Senior Executive Action Learning (SEAL) Programme 159

5 xiv Contents Professional Doctoral Thesis by Explication 162 Organization Development for the Learning Organization 170 The Learning Organization 171 Why Change Programmes Do Not Produce Change 172 A Model of Emancipatory Action Research for Organizational Change 173 Chapter Summary 178 Discussion Starters 179 Appendix MBA (Executive) by Action Learning: Course Outlines 179 Appendix Checklist for Evaluating the Quality of a Doctoral Thesis by Explication 185 Notes Community Development 187 Chapter Overview 187 Introduction 188 Community Development 189 Definition 190 Extended Definition: Community Development by People-Researchers 191 Examples 193 Action Leadership Development 203 Development of Lifelong Learning 206 GULL - The University for Lifelong Learning 206 Chapter Summary 217 Discussion Starters 218 Notes r 219 Conclusion 8 Action Leadership Within a Participatory Paradigm. 221 Chapter Overview. 221 Introduction 221 Goals 222 Achievement of Goals 222 Summary of Work 223 Evaluation of Work Done and Limitations 224 Contribution to Knowledge in Theory and Practice 225 A New Book Genre 225 The Concept of PALAR 226 The Use of Dialectic, 226 Models for Professional and Action Leadership Development Significance 230

6 Contents xv Action Leadership 231 PALAR 232 Chapter Summary 232 Discussion Starters 233 References 235 Name Index 247 Subject Index 253

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