Higher Education Teachers
To examine the leadership practices of the Educational Programs in
Corrections (EPIC) instructors.
The sample consisted of six of the seven instructors at the
University of La Verne who taught college courses for the EPIC. Respondents completed
the LPI and provided demographic information. Interviews with each respondent
supplemented and extended the data collection. Students (prisoners) completed the LPIObserver on each instructor anonymously (N=17; response rate 49%).
EPIC faculty, to the author's surprise, did not view themselves as
leaders, even though in their interviews they "overwhelmingly indicated that their role as teachers involved all five of Kouzes and Posner's leadership practices."