ERIC Number: ED083348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Student Leadership: Guidelines for Developing Programs in Distressed Low-Income Elementary Schools. Research and Development Memorandum, Number 113.
Whitmore, Joanne Rand
This manual provides administrators and teachers with practical guidelines for designing and implementing a program to develop student skills for leadership and responsible citizenship and for generating positive pupil attitudes toward self and school. The Student Leadership Program outlined was field tested for one year in a low income black elementary school. The specific aims of the program were to reduce the disruptive, negative behavior of some socially powerful students while increasing the rewards for more appropriate models and for teacher efforts to improve the environment for learning. Although it was designed to promote desirable student behavior and attitudes in a "distressed" situation where negative attitudes and tensions prevailed, the program is held to have unlimited application--can be suitably adapted for use with children from grades 3-8 in schools large or small, rural or urban. The three major parts of the manual are: Part I, defining the problem and the rationale of the program; Part II, delineating all steps necessary for setting up the leadership program and getting it under way--alternative methods being noted and suggestions given for possible difficulties encountered; and, Part III, constituting anecdotal records of the first semester of the pilot program, as well as the organizational records thereof. (Author/RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.