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ERIC Number: EJ1168162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5123
Developing Student Leaders in Campus Outdoor Recreation Programs: An Appreciative Inquiry
Sandberg, Dan; Martin, Bruce; Szolosi, Andrew; Early, Sherry; Casapulla, Sharon
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, v9 n1 p113-127 2017
Campus outdoor recreation programs can play an integral role in developing student leaders. In this study, we sought a better understanding of the shared positive elements exemplary outdoor programs are using to develop their student leaders. The study was designed using a collective case study methodology and the theoretical lens of the Leadership Identity Development (LID) model. Representatives from five exemplary outdoor programs were interviewed with an appreciative inquiry approach. Five common themes emerged from the data: (a) Institutional Support, (b) Transformative Experiences, (c) Meaningful Culture, (d) Facilitative Structures, and (e) the Keys to the Castle: Authentic Leadership Opportunities. Themes were interrelated and contributed to an overall understanding of the environment that allows for successful leadership development in campus outdoor programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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