ERIC Number: ED338750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Atlanta Public Schools Peer Leadership Connection. Principal/Student Survey Results.
Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.
At the March 6, 1991 meeting of the Instruction Committee of the Atlanta (Georgia) Board of Education, feedback was requested from principals and students concerning the Peer Leadership Connection program. Interview questions were prepared for the principals of the three schools participating, and a questionnaire was developed for students. Responses were received from all three principals, 12 high school senior peer leaders, and 17 advisees, primarily eighth graders. Principals felt that the Peer Leadership Connection program benefitted the students in their schools and that the objectives had been met, both in strengthening the problem-solving and leadership skills of the seniors and in helping the younger students adjust to school. Peer leaders generally acknowledged benefits to themselves through improved problem-solving and leadership skills, and 11 of the 12 peer leaders considered that they had a positive influence on the new students in their groups. At least 14 of the 17 advisees reported that the Peer Leadership Connection helped their adjustment to high school both socially and academically. Responses of all three groups indicate the desire to continue the program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Grade 8, High School Seniors, Instructional Leadership, Interviews, Junior High School Students, Peer Influence, Peer Teaching, Principals, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.