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Student Leadership Program Evaluations: A Longitudinal Case Study, Gregory S. C. Hine May 2017

Student Leadership Program Evaluations: A Longitudinal Case Study, Gregory S. C. Hine

Gregory S.C. Hine


Despite the importance of adolescent leadership development, little research has critically examined how to improve school-based leadership programs. The intention of this research was to explore how one Catholic secondary school developed leadership potential in adolescents, and how such efforts could be improved in the future. Perspectives of elected student leaders from Years 10 - 12 were examined using a longitudinal case study. The primary methods for collecting data included qualitative interviewing, field notes, journalling and document analysis. Based upon the collected data, the researcher inductively conceptualised strengths and shortcomings of the leadership program proffered by the student participants. According to ...