LEADERSHIP AND CULTURAL EDUCATION: A VERITABLE TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

  • ESTHER NKECHI OSADEBE Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
  • UZOECHINA GODFREY NWABUEZE Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
Keywords: Leadership, Culture, Learning Environment

Abstract

The need for effective leadership have been emphasized as
a tool necessary for the progress and development of a
nation. The ability to lead effectively therefore requires a
number of skills; communication, motivation, vision,
modelling, demonstrating empathy, confidence,
persistence and integrity. However, leadership question is
not unconnected to the general lack of quality education,
misplaced valued and cultural disorientation. Leadership
is a critical part of Nigeria’s education organizational
problem especially in these days of widespread expo,
certificate faking and general degeneration in the

standards of education. Leadership entails changing an
institution, making active choices among plausible
alternatives, developing and mobilizing the people to get
the job done. Cultural education on the other hand,
provides real life situations from which individuals learns
the act of leadership and develop each skill more. This
paper, however, examine the concepts of leadership
and cultural education- its implication on sustaining
the development of an institution, culture of
interdependency, nepotism and the effects they have on
sustainable development was also examined,
approaches to leadership styles, organizational
performance and management skills as it relates to
good leadership were discussed. It was however revealed
that a good leadership style such as the democratic style
could persuade workers towards a high level of
performance. Various recommendations were made such
as finding the courage and the will to take our destiny in
our own hands; by reviewing our history and legacy of
leadership and the administrative management affairs
and commit ourselves to affect a paradigm shift. Experts
should be in the leadership positions of institutions and
should be made to be autonomous, politicians should also
allow the education authorities to select leaders for
institutions with a stated standard. The paper concludes
that leadership is imperative for the meaningful

development of any institution, thus, need sound leaders to
save it.

Author Biographies

ESTHER NKECHI OSADEBE, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

UZOECHINA GODFREY NWABUEZE, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

Published
2019-12-12