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ERIC Number: EJ1015774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
"The Feeling's Mutual": Student Participation in Leadership as a Cooperative Effort
Owens, Michael A.
Review of Higher Education, v36 n4 p435-462 Sum 2013
This article stems from a grounded theory study of leadership among urban youth. It reports the perspective of students in a college preparation program by examining how they participated in leadership. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and field observations of 20 incoming college freshmen. Students conceptualized their participation in the program's leadership practice as a process of purpose-driven cooperative reciprocity. The findings suggested that all members of educational organizations make contributions to their organizations' total leadership capacity. The study concludes by encouraging further empirical work that explores leadership contributions by followers in urban educational organizations. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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