ERIC Number: ED188826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Competency Assessment for Rural Community Education Leaders.
Zemlo, John S.; Belcher, Marcia J.
Major goals of this project were to determine the process leadership competencies needed by rural community education leaders; to assess the training opportunities available to community education leaders in the southern U.S.; and to develop a model curriculum for acquisition of identified process leadership skills. Current and relevant findings from the literature review dealt with training, tasks, and/or competencies of community education leaders. The rural leadership skill competencies and appropriate actions or behaviors were identified; training endeavors in the southeast U.S. were assessed; and a curriculum of teaching/learning strategies appropriate for preparing community education leaders for service in the rural South was developed. Seven tables on competency rankings were generated. "The ability to communicate effectively" and "the ability to gain acceptance in a rural community" were ranked first and second in a review of the final list of 24 competencies needed. Curriculum development efforts resulted in the creation of five teaching/learning categories. Each of the identified leadership competencies was assigned to an appropriate category. The five teaching/learning categories were: (1) group organization, leadership, and maintenance; (2) administering community education activities; (3) problem solving; (4) communicating; and (5) needs assessment and evaluation. Operational training objective, teaching/learning strategies, and performance outcomes were generated for the competencies in each major category. (AN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: Rural Community Education; United States (South)