ERIC Number: ED201416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-5
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Report of the National Leadership Conference (Camp Miniwanca, Michigan, July 28-August 7, 1980).
The 10-day 1980 National Leadership Conference sponsored and administered by the American Youth Foundation, was held at Camp Miniwanca (Michigan) for 123 youth participants representing four cities (Indianapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis). The theme was leadership (the leader as servant and guide who helps a group to achieve their ends, rather than directing them to meet his/her own); its goal to develop the skills and will to be effective leaders; and its method experiential and participatory. Selected on demonstrated leadership ability and/or potential and other criteria established by each city, high school students participated in intensive seminars, skills explorations, pursuit-of-excellence experiences, and synthesis activities. Adults at the camp were 33 resource staff persons and 21 teacher/advisors. Evaluation data on the experience were gathered through participant observation, polls and questionnaires, and, on the first evening and last morning, a battery of formal tests. Student ratings and test results were assessed on personal group efficiency, social and personal responsibility, self esteem, democratic notions of leadership, and the evaluation of and likelihood of being active in the community, with results showing statistically significant positive change on every scale and subscale in the battery of tests. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Union Pacific Foundation, Omaha, NE.; Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.