ERIC Number: ED369170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Voices from the Future: Students Speak Out on America's Emerging Leadership Crisis: Results of a Survey of "Century III Leaders," Scholarship Winning High School Seniors, and High School Seniors Nationwide.
Sylvan Learning Center, Columbia, MD.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This report gives the findings of two surveys of high school seniors on their views of leadership, conducted for Sylvan Learning Centers and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. One survey was conducted by mail with students who were named as one of their states' Sylvan/NASSP "Century III Leaders." The second survey was conducted of high school seniors nationwide. The goals of this project were to reveal the factors shaping America's next generation of leaders and to pinpoint whether leadership skills and standards are undervalued as a critical element. The project was designed to profile, indepth, the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs of the 102 high school seniors. In general, the survey allowed for a comparison of the opinions of these emerging leaders with those of their peers. The main distinction between the student leaders and their peers is that these leaders may have placed a stronger value on issues regarding leadership and showed evidence that they have carried out their goals and acted on their opinions. High school seniors are as interested as the Century III Leaders in having programs available that offer opportunities in developing leadership skills. (Contains 36 tables.) (KDP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sylvan Learning Center, Columbia, MD.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: Survey conducted by the Research and Measurements Department, Ketchum Public Relations, New York, NY.