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ERIC Number: ED408537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of a Single Gender Leadership Program on Young Women.
Taylor, Ella L.; Rosselli, Hilda
Leadership education has shown the effectiveness of identifying and developing leadership skills in adolescents. This is especially important for adolescent girls, who often attribute success to external forces rather than themselves. To meet this need, an overview of the design, goals, activities and impact of a university-sponsored, two-week residential leadership program for young women is examined here. The program is designed to expose young women to the historical, sociological, and political impact of women leaders so as to help participants develop self-confidence and ownership of leadership skills and talents, and to help them persevere in carrying out tasks requiring leadership skills. After describing the challenges faced by young women, a detailed description of the program is offered. Program evaluation was measured with an attitude questionnaire administered on the first day of the program, followed by another questionnaire administered four months after program completion. Women from around the state (N=52) participated in the program. Survey results were grouped under three headings: increased awareness of the need for women in leadership positions, encouragement of the girls to seek opportunities for leadership positions, and improved self-confidence. Analysis of the responses indicated that all three areas were positively affected. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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