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Manning-Ouellette, Amber; Black, Katie M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
As online education offerings are extended to more students, organizations are increasingly interested in the effectiveness of online learning compared to a traditional classroom. The need for research on the learning outcomes of students is imperative. The purpose of this study is to compare student learning in a traditional classroom with the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Online Courses, Experiential Learning
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Tillapaugh, Daniel; Haber-Curran, Paige – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
This qualitative exploratory study focuses on the leadership experiences of college men who held leadership roles in campus organizations. The researchers examined the students' experiences of leading their organizations and group members and the students' perceptions of gender roles influencing their leadership practice. Four male participants at…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Males, College Students, Student Leadership
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White, Jillian Volpe; Guthrie, Kathy L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
This article examines the use of a book discussion as an instructional tool for developing leadership exploration competency skills in university students, as it pertains to the study of women and leadership. A book discussion centered on Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In" was held as a means to conceptualize discourse regarding leadership…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Reflection, College Students, Females
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Buschlen, Eric; Warner, Cathleen; Goffnett, Sean – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Each year, millions of people around the world are affected by natural disasters. Following these disasters, many students from colleges and universities arrive to support the affected areas. These seamless leadership learning opportunities engage students by allowing them to implement the concepts they learned in a classroom. Humanitarian relief…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Leadership Training, College Students, Student Leadership
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Olive, James L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
This qualitative study explores the past experiences of six post-secondary students who self-identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Queer (LGBQ) and held leadership roles in student organizations at one large public institution. The purpose of this exploration was to better understand the impact of friendship on the development of a…
Descriptors: Friendship, College Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Minthorn, Robin – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
Higher education in the United States has become increasingly diverse in recent decades. Greater numbers of minority students are attending higher education institutions; however, enrollment among the Native American student population has remained steady, ranging only from 0.7% to 1.0% of total enrollments between 1976 and 2007 (NCES, 2009). In…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Priest, Kerry L.; Donley, Sarah – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
This application brief describes the exploratory assessment of a mentoring program between current students and alumni of a leadership studies minor program. We connect leadership education research and practice in two ways: first, we describe a process of qualitative program evaluation to inform program best practices and improvement. In doing…
Descriptors: Alumni, Mentors, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research
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Baughman, Kristen N.; Bruce, Jacklyn – Journal of Leadership Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine how college-level minority student leaders make meaning of those leadership experiences. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 students. Major findings noted a strong personal motivation to participate in student leadership positions. Further research on the impact of familial…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Student Leadership, Identification (Psychology), Qualitative Research
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Anderson, Jessica; Bruce, Jacklyn; Mouton, Lauren – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
The purposes of this qualitative study were to determine the contribution of 4-H experiences to leadership life skill development of college-level 4-H alumni and to determine the effect of those skills on collegiate alumni's desire to continue involvement in 4-H. The research methods included semi-structured interviews. Major findings of the study…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Extension Education, Skill Development, Alumni