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How a Bachelor in Leadership Would Fill a Gap

  • Kenneth Børgesen
  • Rikke Kristine Nielsen
  • Thomas Duus Henriksen
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Abstract

This chapter argues that a bachelor in leadership could fill a gap in the Danish education system. While education in Denmark, in general, is state-provided, leadership education is mostly offered at the master’s level. A more flexible undergraduate education is needed to integrate academic knowledge more fully with practice and experience. As vocationally skilled workers make up a significant proportion of the Danish workforce, we argue that formalized leadership education is needed in a form that is easily put into practice and that, at the same time, provides academically sound knowledge without creating an educational gap between those leading and those being led. A viable solution to this is to bridge the existing educational and/or vocational leadership void with a professional bachelor in leadership.

Keywords

Leadership education Formal education Educational system Vocationally skilled Denmark Bachelor in leadership Educational gap 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Børgesen
    • 1
  • Rikke Kristine Nielsen
    • 2
  • Thomas Duus Henriksen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Learning and PhilosophyAalborg UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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