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Ingerson, Kati; Bruce, Jackie; Jayaratne, Jay; Kistler, Mark – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
Through the study of leadership, the concept of leadership effectiveness and its importance has emerged. Effective leadership contributes to successful organizations (Amagoh, 2009; Leithwood, Jantzi, & Steinbach, 1999). According to Gordon & Yukl (2004), because of constantly changing environments, it is important to continue research in…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Agricultural Education, Rural Extension, Leadership
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Foreman, Elizabeth A.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2013
This study examined the relationship between extracurricular involvement and leadership outcomes among traditional-age college seniors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. We collected data related to quantitative (i.e., how much time a student spends on an activity) and qualitative (i.e., how focused the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leadership Training, Extracurricular Activities, Student Leadership
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Kaufman, Eric K.; Rateau, Richard J.; Ellis, Keyana C.; Kasperbauer, Holly Jo; Stacklin, Laura R. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
Needs assessment is the first step in developing a leadership education program. During the spring of 2008 researchers and program planners conducted focus groups sessions with representatives from Virginia's agricultural community with the goal of assessing the leadership development interests and needs of that community. As one focus group…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Needs Assessment, Community Needs, Leadership
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Horstmeier, Robin Peiter; Ricketts, Kristina G. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
Leadership development through a civic engagement activity in a local FFA chapter is explored. Through a case study design, researchers illuminate a project that encouraged youth leadership development through the creation and execution of a civic engagement project in their own local community. Holistically, FFA members viewed the project as a…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Citizen Participation, School Activities, Case Studies
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Rosser, Manda; Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Elbert, Chanda; Rutherford, Tracy – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
Many youth leadership organizations exist today and provide a variety of leadership experiences. One such organization provides a week long leadership experience to high school students with its primary purpose being to guide students through a process of identifying a community need and developing a plan to address that need. This article reports…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Youth Leaders, Leadership Training, National Programs
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Bruce, Jacklyn A.; Ricketts, Kristina G. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2008
This study explored cooperation between members of two interdisciplinary teams of educators within the agricultural field in a northeastern state. A researcher-developed instrument was used to explore individual perceptions regarding interdisciplinary cooperation. Using qualitative methods, the researchers intended to bring to light the thoughts,…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Horstmeier, Robin Peiter; Nall, Martha A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2007
This study sought to understand FFA leadership activities and member role in planning these activities. Qualitative research methods were used to gain insight into the perceptions of FFA members. Twelve chapters from 11 different states participated in four focus group sessions at the National FFA Convention. Youth participating in the focus group…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Focus Groups, Interviews, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Black, Alice M.; Metzler, Dianne P.; Waldrum, Joseph – Journal of Leadership Education, 2006
This qualitative study attempts to document outcomes of two statewide agricultural and rural leadership programs by determining the affects of the program on participants after they graduate. The study explored three levels of outcomes: individual, organizational and community using the EvaluLEAD framework developed by Grove, Kibel and Haas…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Program Evaluation, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research
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Connors, James J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Swan, Benjamin G. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2006
Leadership is a concept that has always been a major component of Colleges of Agriculture. Undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to develop their leadership skills and abilities though formal coursework, collegiate organizations, and personal leadership activities. This ethnographic qualitative research study investigated the…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education, Leadership Qualities, Ethnography