Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 February 2019

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190883645

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The Garden of Leaders

Revolutionizing Higher Education

Paul Woodruff

  • Introduces a theory of leadership based on the concept of freedom, maintaining that leadership is at work whenever one person follows another without pressure of force or incentives
  • Demonstrates why students need the same skills and traits to be leaders or followers
  • Gives a new argument for the value of the liberal arts in forming future leaders
  • Proposes a curriculum for general education of all students—prioritizing history, literature, philosophy, and communication skills—with leadership as its goal
  • Discusses ethical issues in the real world, where dilemmas abound and leaders must face evil in others and in themselves
  • Exposes popular teaching methods as tyrannical or likely to promote ethical failure, proposing new pedagogical methods that will foster students' independence

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