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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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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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Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Owen, Mitchel; Jones, David – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
This leadership education evaluation study explored the leadership development outcomes of potential county extension directors and the ways to improve the program. The leadership education program aimed to improve participants' leadership abilities in understanding self, building relationships and managing resources. The analysis of quantitative…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training
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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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Webster, Nicole S.; Bruce, Jacklyn A.; Hoover, Tracy S. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2006
This qualitative study was conducted to answer two questions concerning service learning in youth populations: Do teens understand their roles in the process of service learning? How do teens perceive service opportunities within their communities or organizations? The intent was to investigate these issues in order to provide depth to the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Content Analysis
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Brungardt, Curt; Greenleaf, Justin; Brungardt, Christie; Arensdorf, Jill – Journal of Leadership Education, 2006
The purpose of this qualitative study was to compare and contrast the leadership major in identified programs from universities in the United States. This was done in an attempt to develop a foundation for the leadership discipline. Utilizing interviews, surveys, websites, and evaluation of school materials as data sources, an initial list of 70…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, School Size
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McCormick, Michael J.; Dooley, Kim E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2005
This study used qualitative research procedures to evaluate the learning impact of a long term (3.5 years) leadership education program on participants' cognitive models of leadership. Situated learning theory (Lave & Wenger, 1991) and communities of practice principles (Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002) were used to develop research…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Communities of Practice, Qualitative Research, Program Evaluation