Student leadership

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Kane, Heather A.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1998
This project deals with fostering leadership abilities in grade six students. The literature review explores the important elements of leadership and applies this to student leadership. The research for this project involved a pre and post questionnaire to determine if a leadership program would influence students views on the important qualities of a leader and their personal use of those qualities. A student leadership group (Spirit Committee), was formed at a Calgary Elementary-Junior High School. This group was taught a twelve week leadership unit to raise the students' awareness as to the characteristics of good leadership. It was discovered that the Spirit Committee provided a much needed forum for the students to assume a leadership role in which to practice learned skills. The results indicate that positive differences in gain scores (0.5 or greater on a 5 point scale) for the class who received leadership training as compared to a control group that did not, were noted in being a good listener, being a mediator, having empathy, having work ethics, being co-operative, being informative, being a team player, being a follower, and in having a positive self-concept.
vii, 140 leaves ; 28 cm. --
Leadership -- Study and teaching (Elementary)