Are educational leadership faculty future-oriented?

This is a post for those of you who work in, or have taken classes from, university educational leadership programs. Below is a statement from a recent e-mail exchange I had with a colleague at another institution:


This is sort of a follow-up from two previous posts I made:

  • Preparation programs
  • Any thoughts out there on this issue?

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    Culture & Religion
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    Sex & Relationships
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