Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Leadership Education

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

119

Last Page

131

DOI

10.12806/V14/I3/T1

Abstract

Leadership development transforms the lives of many students and leadership educators regularly witness these changes. But little research has articulated what is being taught that facilitates this change, how we can make it happen more often, or how we can measure this change. These transformations contribute to desirable outcomes including student persistence and academic achievement. Leadership studies programs have great potential to contribute to these positive student outcomes especially with first-year students.
Using the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, we delineate how the study of leadership aids students in experiencing these transformations, as defined by Schreiner’s Thriving Model, along with example lessons that serve elements in both models. Significant implications are discussed, including greater engagement with first-year students and outreach to at-risk students. This is followed by recommendations for leadership educators and a discussion of future research focus areas.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Leadership Education 14 (2015): 119–131.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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