ERIC Number: ED201415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-8
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Project Leadership-Service Conference.
Williams, Larry A.
The 1979 Project Leadership-Service Conference, focusing on promoting the "Leader as Servant" leadership philosophy and facilitating self-discovery and personal development of participants, was conducted at Camp Miniwanca in Michigan for 50 Marion County high school seniors and 125 inner-city elementary school 6th graders from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pre-conference sessions were held for the high school students to meet the sixth-graders, and seminars were given to acquaint seniors with inner-city life in Indianapolis. A four-day training session at the camp allowed the older students to experience the structure and activities they would later lead for the elementary students. Seminars acquainted them with elementary children and their development and interaction patterns, and with topics on leadership as service, moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and communication and personal development. During the seven-day phase of the program after the sixth-graders and their teachers arrived at the camp, each high school student was responsible for two or three children and became a "leader-servant" who shared a cabin and activities with them. Teachers (12) and staff personnel (35) were assigned planning, administrative, and facilitator duties for the project, evaluated as being a valuable and exciting educational experience. (JD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, High School Seniors, Interaction, Leadership Training, Outdoor Education, Resident Camp Programs, Role Models, Self Actualization, Student Development, Student Leadership, Teacher Participation, Urban Youth, Youth Leaders
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Marion County Public Schools, IN.; American Youth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana (Indianapolis)