Educating and Mentoring 21st Century Leaders: Empowering Students to Succeed in College and Beyond
Are your students ready to lead in the 21st century? Educating emerging leaders—that are prepared to meet the global socio-economic, political, religious, educational, and leadership challenges of the 21st century—is one of the many goals of higher education. Much of traditional education focuses on teaching and learning (curriculum and instruction), and not much personal growth and leadership skills for professional competencies. The assumption is often made that the quality of learning can be measured by the quantity of teaching, which is arguably far from the truth. The aim of higher education is to train critical thinkers and future leaders. Thus, educational leadership (at all levels) may be defined as being intentional at engaging and empowering students, potential transformational world leaders who are critical thinkers and problem solvers.
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