ERIC Number: ED399731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Project LEEDS: Leadership Education To Empower Disabled Students. Final Report.
Aune, Betty; And Others
This final report describes the activities of Project LEEDS (Leadership Education to Empower Disabled Students), a federally supported project designed to create student/staff teams from colleges and universities to encourage undergraduate/graduate students with disabilities to become leaders, through development of self-identity and identity with one's peer group and learning to work with other individuals and groups. The report states that 178 students (with and without disabilities) and student affairs professionals representing 57 institutions participated in Project LEEDS. The activities and accomplishments of the project are identified. They include: (1) developed a leadership training curriculum geared to students with disabilities; (2) held two national Institutes on Disability and Leadership; (3) co-sponsored three regional conferences on disability and leadership; (4) provided technical assistance to institutions; (5) developed a leadership training manual; (6) provided 285 consultations on disability and leadership; (7) established a listserv to foster communication among Project LEEDS participants; (8) produced an annotated bibliography of leadership resources relevant to students with disabilities; and (9) disseminated information about the project. The report also provides program evaluation material including participants' satisfaction information. The outcomes of the project are highlighted, and a list of recommendations for those replicating the project is included. Appendices include the projects' publications, specific information on the institutes and conferences, articles on Project LEEDS, and evaluation data summaries. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Individual Power, Leadership Training, Needs Assessment, Personal Autonomy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Student Empowerment, Student Leadership, Technical Assistance
University Minnesota, Disability Services, 12 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($21.50, also available in alternate formats).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Disability Services.