ERIC Number: ED444877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Leadership: A Curriculum Guide for a New Generation, Grades K-12.
Kretman, Kathy Postel, Ed.
Schools are the natural laboratories for examining and fostering strong leadership, followership, group problem solving, and citizenship. Today most leadership scholars see leadership as a process of a functional role in a group, which may be taken up later by another individual depending on the needs and tasks of the group. This curriculum guide is the result of a model partnership between a university and a high school in developing the beginnings of a school for citizenship and leadership. The guide begins with a foreword by James MacGregor Burns, a preface by the editor, and an introduction, "Why Teach Leadership?" by Gill Robinson Hickman. It is then divided into three sections: (1) "Getting Started--John F. Kennedy High School: A Case Study" (Juana Bordas with Lisa Levin Itte); (2) "Foundations of Leadership--A Model High School Leadership Course" (Jeff Schultz); and (3) "Leadership Learning across the Grades and Disciplines--Sample Lessons and Activities for Grades K-12" (Carol Starr). An afterword by Donald N. Bigelow and a list of suggested readings and resources conclude the guide. Attached are four appendixes: "Predicting High School Student Leadership" (Benjamin Schneider; Michelle C. Paul; Susan Schoenberger); a list of 1995 CivicQuest Teachers' Institute participants; contributors; and acknowledgments. (Contains 14 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Leaders Guides, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Student Participation
Center for Political Leadership and Participation, 1126 Taliaferro Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7715.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Political Leadership and Participation.; John F. Kennedy High School, Silver Spring, MD.