ERIC Number: ED204665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Student Leadership Training: A Key to Improving the Quality of College Life.
Paul, Wayne L.
This paper presents a model student leadership program and an evaluation of its effectiveness. This model, which considers positive personal contact between students and staff to be a key element in student leadership training, is designed to have a positive impact on student development and campus life. The basic training strategy is explained as a concentration in daily operations on the development of student leadership skills among officers of campus clubs and organizations. Guiding principles of the program include teaching students to accept responsibility for self-development and to contribute to their community. The model project is detailed from the preparation and data-gathering stage through the first leadership workshop, participant recruitment, on-going program implementation, and evaluation. Problems of orientation, coordination, student retention, a lack of leadership skills, and continuity are addressed; solutions are also suggested. An evaluation conducted after two years of program implementation is discussed. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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