Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Brett Geier
Dr. Dennis McCrumb
Dr. Robin Buchler
Leadership, adolescent leadership development, student leadership, high school leadership
Masters Thesis-Open Access
High school students have a wealth of opportunities to practice leadership skills. Focusing on the importance of leadership training to help teens develop and strengthen their ability to influence, in this project I evaluate the current research about best practices in adolescent leadership training. Although best practices suggest that students grow as leaders with intentional training and guidance from mentors and coaches, few students who hold leadership positions in school or community organizations receive any training at all. This paper describes the necessity for, and creation of a program designed to inspire, motivate and strengthen leadership skills in high school students.
Waldron, Jonathan D., "Developing Student Leadership: The Use of Programs and Methods to Build Adolescent Leadership Capacity" (2020). Masters Theses. 5115.