ERIC Number: ED103793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Silent Revolution in the Seventies; Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council.
Keith, Kent M.
Most student leaders are willing to work through the system to bring about the changes they desire, but more often than not, they don't know how. This booklet was written to respond to that need. It is an attempt to describe to high school student council leaders the personal requirements and techniques for bringing about the constructive changes they seek for their schools and student councils. The word "revolution" will rest a little uncomfortably for some, but it seems to the author that very revolutionary things can be brought about through the persistent use of reasonable and officially recognized processes. The basic thesis is that working through the system is ultimately more effective than fighting against it. As a technique, the silent revolution does not exist in a vacuum; it succeeds or fails depending on the individual leader's reasons for leading, his outlook on solving leadership problems, and the development of his own leadership potential. For this reason, this booklet is an attempt not only to describe a technique but to put it in a total leadership perspective as well: why one leads, how one leads, the effects of that leadership, and the problems of self-renewal. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Books, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Individual Development, Leadership Qualities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Evaluation, Student Government
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Dulles International Airport, P.O. Box 17430, Washington, D.C. 20041 (HC $2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.