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Mele, Paul A. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter focuses on the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and how military science programs develop leaders for service in the military profession.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Training, Military Science, Leadership Training
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Banwart, Mary – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter explores how communication studies focuses on human communication among people in groups, teams, and organizations. While persuasive communication has long been at the heart of leadership development, the discipline's contributions to effective leadership also range from advancing our understanding of organizational communicative…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Qualities, Democracy, Persuasive Discourse
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Barnes, Amy C. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Higher education and student affairs are fields of study that focus on the institution and student experience in post-secondary education at the graduate level. Located in colleges of education, these departments often offer academic leadership minors often taught by student affairs leadership educators.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Leadership, Student Personnel Services, Educational Experience
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Martinez, Nicholas C.; Sowcik, Matthew – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter presents an overview of six additional disciplines. Descriptions and resources for psychology, arts and music, women's studies, religious studies, parks and recreation, and interdisciplinary studies are included.
Descriptors: Psychology, Art, Music, Womens Studies
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Sowcik, Matthew; Komives, Susan R. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter uses the categories of the International Leadership Association's (2009) Guiding Questions (i.e., context, conceptual framework, content, teaching and learning, and outcomes and assessment) to present themes about leadership education among academic disciplines. Recommendations for the development of leadership education in academic…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Schmidt, John W.; Linenberger, Stephen J. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter proposes a medical school leadership curriculum that is context-driven, dovetails seamlessly with the medical student experience, and goes beyond managerial and professional interests by developing purposeful physician-leaders and focusing leadership knowledge on patient outcomes.
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Medical Students, Medical Education, Leadership Training
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Lorr, Michael J. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
As a discipline, sociology examines cultural and organizational dimensions of human interactions in society that provide the foundation for leadership studies as well as inform the development of leaders.
Descriptors: Sociology, Leadership Training, Higher Education
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Dust, Scott B.; Gerhardt, Megan W. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Over time, the study of business and management has become increasingly specialized, to the point where leadership is understood to be a process, not a position. To understand how to teach this "influence process" perspective of leadership, we outline three priorities--rigor, reality, and relevance--and begin a conversation on challenges…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training
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Komives, Susan R.; Sowcik, Matthew – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter reviews the status and scope of U.S. leadership education programs in higher education with a focus on the professionalization of leadership education programs and developing role of leadership educators. Findings from a national study of student leadership capacity and leadership efficacy by academic major are included.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, College Programs, Higher Education, Teacher Role
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Klassen, Mike; Reeve, Doug; Evans, Greg J.; Rottmann, Cindy; Sheridan, Patricia K.; Simpson, Annie – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Engineering is developing extensive leadership education, supporting future professional engineers to engage with others in solving complex sociotechnical problems. A contemporary challenge is to integrate leadership learning into foundational coursework requirements.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Leadership Training, Problem Solving, Integrated Curriculum
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Perruci, Gama – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Democratic governance has been a central tenant of leadership development in U.S. political science departments. The discipline of political science focuses on the development of engaged citizens and responsible leaders who can have a positive impact in their communities at all levels.
Descriptors: Political Science, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Leadership
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Weeks, William G.; Weeks, Penny Pennington – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
The agricultural leadership discipline is rooted in public speaking and parliamentary procedure instruction for the youth members of 4-H and FFA. In the mid-1960s, the focus shifted to include collegiate level academic programs serving future agricultural leaders and has grown to include programs at 26 land-grant institutions.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Agricultural Occupations, Higher Education, Natural Resources
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Komives, Susan R.; Sowcik, Matthew – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
This chapter reviews the role of U.S. leadership education programs in higher education with a focus on leadership learning outcomes in institutional missions and considerations for academic disciplines in offering context-specific leadership development.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Cruz, Paulette; Diaz, Alexa – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Reflecting on one's life and academic experiences can provide powerful insights that inform leadership practice. This chapter offers perspective on mentoring and peer leadership from two undergraduate students. Recommendations for leadership educators are incorporated.
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership, Hispanic American Students
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Roberts, Dennis C. – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2020
Deeper spiritual and leadership awareness is a developmental process that can most easily be understood by examining our own experiences. Presence, flow, and oscillation offer pathways that increase awareness of oneself, foster a realistic view of the world, and are a catalyst for deeper leadership.
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Leadership Qualities, Self Concept, World Views
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