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ERIC Number: ED310039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-15
Pages: 143
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The "Learning for Leadership" Project: Education That Makes a Difference. Final Evaluation. A Project Involving Middle Schools in the Upper Arlington, Ohio and Worthington, Ohio School Districts.
Bradley, L. Richard
Recent national studies have pointed out the changing educational needs of young people as the United States moves from an industrial society to an information society. Selected middle school students in Ohio were involved in a two-year federally-funded program entitled "Learning for Leadership." The objectives of the program were: (1) to involve students in simulations and debates in established social studies content areas; (2) to involve the parents as part of the educational team; (3) to utilize technology in building student skills (e.g., critical thinking); (4) to provide participating teachers with incentives; and (5) to develop and publish a school-to-school and school-to-business partnership model. The establishment of theoretical perspectives for the project concerning students' moral development, students' intellectual and ethical development, and Jungian personality types helps to ground the research in a theoretical framework. The following activities were developed: (1) a variety of staff development opportunities; (2) classroom enrichment activities involving regularly scheduled classes and subject materials; (3) pilot projects; and (4) the formation of a community based advisory board to give advice and direction to the project, the importance of which cannot be stressed enough. Models for staff development, curriculum enrichment, and summer school projects are discussed. An appendix of nine "Learning for Leadership" materials, news clippings, and a bibliography of 17 references are included. (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio