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ERIC Number: EJ1080248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Leadership Development and Language Learning: A Foundational Framework
Long, Sheri Spaine; Derby, LeAnn; Scharff, Lauren; LeLoup, Jean W.; Uribe, Daniel
Dimension, p33-49 2015
The ACTFL [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] 21st Century Skills Map (2011) proposes incorporating "leadership and responsibility" into language learning (LL). This study offers a foundational framework for combined LL and leadership development (LD) and contains a snapshot of the presence of LD in the language curriculum and observations and attitudes regarding LD in LL courses (using feedback forms and focus groups) at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 2012. Results suggest a two dimension structure to inform LL (a) generic vs. discipline-specific LD, and (b) implicit vs. explicit incorporation of LD. Lower frequency of explicit, discipline-specific types of LD led to a department-wide exploration of LD and LL integration. These results can inform all levels of language instruction across myriad educational settings that seek to incorporate leadership.
Southern Conference on Language Teaching. P.O. Box 33615, Decatur, GA 30033. Tel: 404-290-1942; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Air Force Academy (USAFA) (DOD), Center for Scholarship and Learning (SoTL); US Air Force Academy (USAFA) (DOD), Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A