ERIC Number: ED356604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-27
An Investigation of Leadership Development Options for Youth with Disabilities. Final Report, Phase I.
McKinney, David D.
This feasibility study sought to determine the need and the appropriateness of a self-contained training package which would help existing leadership programs integrate youth with disabilities into their services. The study involved a review of the literature; interviews with 19 experts and practitioners; focus group discussions to solicit student opinions regarding leadership, disability awareness, and integration of youth with disabilities into leadership structures; and development of preliminary design specifications for the training package. The intended target audience for the training package is the leadership programs (both school-based and independent) which seek to teach leadership skills to regular students. The training materials, to be developed in a later phase of the project, will include an accessibility inventory, a videotape about the possibilities of inclusive programming, a facilitator's guide, and a participant's handbook. Support for the training package from national networks of leadership organizations is reported. Appendixes include a bibliography of approximately 55 items and a copy of the interview instrument. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC.