ERIC Number: ED409101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
License To Lead: A Middle Level Curriculum that Develops Awareness of Positive Leadership and Decision Making in the School and Community.
Lankford, David; McKay, Linda
This curriculum is designed to increase middle level students' understanding of positive leadership through ethical decision making, and to help them apply knowledge learned to realistic situations. The program objectives are to: (1) provide students with an understanding of the characteristics needed for positive leadership; (2) provide participants with a system of principles based on values and ethics that promote positive leadership; (3) provide participants with definitions of values and ethics; (4) develop an understanding of how values and ethics are acquired; (5) develop a personal and school/community creed; (6) provide participants with a process for making ethical decisions; (7) provide participants with the opportunity to explore the application of ethical values to school and society; and (8) develop an understanding of the relationship between values and ethics and leadership. Fifteen class period units are provided which combine cognitive learning, interactive exercises, and small group discussions. The units address: (1) positive leadership characteristics; (2) choices and values; (3) how and when values are acquired; (4) community social values; (5) making good choices; (6) group dilemma; (7) individual group dilemma; (8) small group dilemma reports; (9) leadership license; (10) follow-ups; and (11) evaluation. Each unit includes specific activities, objectives, materials lists, process guidelines, and student assignments. Eleven student handouts are also included. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Leaders, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leaders, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Moral Development, Moral Values, Problem Solving, Student Leadership, Youth Leaders
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.