ERIC Number: EJ1133505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Leading Our World Forward: An Examination of Student Leadership Development
Grunwell, Stewart G.
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n2 p82-99 Spr 2015
This study seeks to examine the processes through which leadership is fostered and developed within student leadership development programs. While there has been some scholarly literature written in this area, a dearth in the literature exists with respect to providing a detailed chronicle and examination of the complete processes employed within an exemplary student leadership development program. Through the analysis of such a program--validated by a recent NASPA (2011) study as an exemplar in the field of student leadership development--such a program will be examined. Through a qualitative, grounded theory approach using interviews to inductively build a framework of understanding, seven themes of student leadership development are identified. How these findings extend existing literature is then presented, as is a new theoretical model illustrating the process through which leadership is fostered and developed within students, thereby aiding the construction of future programs.
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Learning Modules, Organizational Culture, Independent Study, Learner Engagement, Reflection, Group Dynamics, Scheduling, Reliability, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Models, College Programs, Grounded Theory
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A