Linda Hill here with a question. Can Inclusive Leadership be shared through books and on-line courses? I have always agreed with Confucius that experience is the best teacher, At the same time I love learning from books and the internet. I am intrigued by distance education courses that engage students through reading, writing, exercises, assignments, activities and quizzes. Is this also a form of experiential education?
Several years ago, my book: Connecting Kids: Exploring Diversity Together was chosen as the text book for Everyone Welcome: Diversity in Early Childhood and School-Age Programs. Everyone Welcome is one of 80 courses offered by The Care Courses School, a distance education school that has taught more than 100,000 child care providers and other professionals, parents, foster parents, volunteers, and many others who care about and care for kids. Each year over 100 of these students complete the Everyone Welcome course. I wonder how many of them are continuing to develop their own Inclusive Leadership skills while facilitating and mentoring Inclusive Leadership development in children? This would be an interesting research project for a child and youth care student to take on.