ERIC Number: ED413134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership Development. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v24 n9 Oct 1997
This newsletter includes three articles on the theme of leadership development, particularly in relation to high-risk students or Mexican American communities. "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program: 'Because All Children Are Valuable'" (Linda Cantu) shares some success stories from the program, which recruits high-risk students to be tutors of younger children. The program has consistently kept 98 percent of its Valued Youth in school and helped them to improve personal responsibility, academic achievement, and leadership potential. "Everything I Need To Know about Leadership Development I Learned in San Felipe" (Blandina Cardenas) describes how in 1929, a Mexican American neighborhood in Del Rio (Texas) took control of its schools by forming the San Felipe Independent School District. As a result of this community control, San Felipe was the most successful Mexican American school district in the country for decades and instilled trust and confidence, important leadership qualities, in many graduates. "Perspectives on 'Leadership'" (Josie Danini Supik) reflects on various leadership qualities: character, passion, boldness, integrity, the realization that life is full of uncertainties, and the ability to let others lead. Two articles unrelated to the theme are "Texas Dropout Alert: Where Are the 147,000 Students Lost from the Freshman Class of 1993-94?" (Roy Johnson), which provides attrition rates for each Texas county by race/ethnicity, and "Facilities Renovation and Construction Opportunities and Challenges" (Albert Cortez), which discusses planning of new educational facilities with regard to equity and equal access. Also included is an outline of technical assistance on technology use available from IDRA. (SV)
Descriptors: Community Influence, Dropout Prevention, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Hispanic American Students, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Mexican Americans, Peer Teaching, School Community Relationship, Student Attrition, Tutoring
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas