ERIC Number: ED305533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership: Self, School, Community.
This book describes Character Development and Leadership Training in the School and Community, a high school course instituted at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, New York in 1983. It was written to help other educators interested in implementing similar student leadership programs. The developer of the program explains some of his reasons for starting the course, techniques which have proven successful in moving it forward, valuable community resources, and some problems and roadblocks encountered and avoided in the program implementation. Vandalism and loitering in the school are cited as reasons for beginning the program at Lakeland. It is noted that a successful program in character development and leadership training must serve three needs: the improvement of self, of school, and of community. The main objective of the program is to encourage students to better themselves by knowing themselves and the kinds of leadership roles they are best suited to perform; in the course of this development, to better the school as an educational and social community so that the student body will encounter a healthy and supportive atmosphere for their growth as scholars and persons; and, finally, to become involved in established community organizations. Chapters in the book describe student selection for the program, the leadership application, sample exercises and descriptions, committees in action, individual projects, the School Watch Program, special projects, the summer break, teachers, grading, and readings and films. (NB)
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, Leadership Training, Personality Development, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Activities, Student Leadership
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.