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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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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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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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Moore, Copie; Boyd, Barry L.; Dooley, Kim E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
Experiential learning and reflective writing are important components of college instructors' repertoires. Learning is not complete without proper reflection. The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate students' perceptions of learning in a leadership course that emphasized experiential learning methods. The respondents included the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Learning Processes, Leadership Training
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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
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Owens, Michael A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
The purpose of this work is to describe how leaders of the Upward Bound (UB) program at a university in the western United States described their leadership roles in the program. It is a qualitative study based on data drawn from interviews, observations, written material, and field observations conducted over two years. Participants described…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Coers, Natalie; Lorensen, Marianne; Anderson, James C., II. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
Working in groups and teams is a common practice in today's college classroom, partly in order to meet the growing demand by employers that students entering the workforce have leadership and group experience. This practice has many inherent benefits and challenges. The experiences created must meet the needs of both students and other…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership Training, Course Content, Undergraduate Students
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Lindsay, Douglas R.; Hassan, Anthony M.; Day, David V. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
This paper examines the core academic leader development course at the United States Air Force Academy. The course serves as the foundation for individual leader development that is integrated across all four years of the student's education. The basic approach uses a self-study where the student selects a current leadership role and that role…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Leadership Training, Military Training
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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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Ricketts, Kristina G. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2009
Many rural communities are experiencing a diversity of issues, but what part does leadership play in these communities? This qualitative study describes the environment within two communities in the southeast focusing on community variables of psychological sense of community, community leadership, and social capital. Leaders were identified and a…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Rural Areas, Qualitative Research, Sense of Community
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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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Bruce, Jacklyn; Ricketts, Kristina – Journal of Leadership Education, 2007
The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate if the environment of the National FFA Organization's Nominating Committee training fosters transfer of training to the job they are required to perform, selecting National FFA Officers. Nominating Committee members, advisors, National FFA staff, and National Officer candidates participated in…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Agricultural Occupations, Transfer of Training, Focus Groups
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Cugliari, Christine Wetherholt; Earnest, Garee W. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2007
This study of philanthropy donors in Appalachian Ohio was conducted with the purpose of understanding giving within a rural region. The research was initiated with an ultimate goal of increasing endowed assets in communities that are experiencing philanthropic poverty. The data collected from donors utilizing post-positivist qualitative research…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Donors, Rural Areas
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