AN ETHICAL LEADERSHIP MODEL FOR ENHANCING MORAL EDUCATION IN THE DIOCESAN COLLEGES OF PALAI, KERALA, INDIA
Keywords:Ethical Leadership, Moral Education, Higher Education
AbstractThe aim of this research was to develop an ethical leadership model for enhancing moral education in the diocesan colleges of Palai, Kerala, India. The researcher identified four specific objectives for this research. For accomplishing the first research objective, the researcher did the content analysis of 16 books and 114 articles directly related to the subject. These results were validated by twenty experts and from these results the instruments for the data collection for acquiring the second objective were developed. The data for second objective were collected by conducting in depth interviews with the administrators of the colleges and by using survey questionnaires for collecting data from the lecturers and the students. The results revealed the areas that needed improvements. The researcher, by making use of the ethical leadership theories and combining the results of the first and second research objectives, developed a new model for enhancing the moral education. The preliminary model was sent to 20 experts for their review. After having collected their suggestions, the researcher modified the model accordingly and thus the final model emerged. For accomplishing the fourth objective, a new curriculum was developed and the researcher implemented the new model for a period of three months in one of the colleges of the diocese of Palai. Pre-test and post-test were conducted. The results of the analysis of the data confirm that the new ethical leadership model for moral education is effective in terms of values, instructional strategies and moral assessment.