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Author Deegan, Thomas G
Title Leadership instruction in California public and private high schools: Preparing students for leadership responsibilities
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Descript 137 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-04, Section: A, page: 1395
Adviser: John Regan
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Claremont Graduate University, 2007
Competent leadership has become a topic of increasing debate and scrutiny. Schools in the United States are where potential in individuals is recognized and fostered, are schools teaching children to be tomorrow's leaders? If so, how and to whom is it being taught?
To examine the growing importance of the debate on this subject, this study looks at the frequency of the word leadership and related words leader and followers in The New York Times archives and database. Furthermore, a survey was distributed to California high school principals to gather information regarding leadership instruction in the state. The responses provide data on the following: if and/or where this instruction is taking place and if principals think that this current instruction is adequate
The survey results showed that over two-thirds of high schools that responded offer some type of leadership instruction and the majority of this instruction takes place in the form of extracurricular activities. Private schools are more likely to have mandatory courses in this field. Almost ninety percent of the respondents indicated that this instruction is an important part of a high school education
A literature review provides insight into where in the United States leadership education has been continuous for the past 30 years. The review outlines education model and assessment tool options, establishes why leadership instruction to high school students can be valuable and how the opportunity for students to practice it can fortify its instruction
School code: 0047
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-04A
Subject Education, Secondary
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Alt Author The Claremont Graduate University
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