The status of community leadership programs in Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Vanness, Ross H. en_US Roush, John G. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:33Z 2011-06-03T19:30:33Z 1991 en_US 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1991 .R68 en_US
dc.description.abstract The research study had three purposes for examining community leadership programs. First, the study described the status of community leadership programs in Indiana. Second, the study compared current data with data collected by Lynch in 1987. This comparison identified trends and changes in planning, administering, and evaluating community leadership programs. Third, the study included a search of literature and an analysis of data which confirmed theoretical and practical linkages between the community leadership, adult education, and community education domains.The study was initiated with a telephone investigation to identify 50 community leadership programs in the state. A questionnaire was then mailed to program directors. The instrument, an expanded version of Lynch's 1987 questionnaire, collected data about program staff, budgets, curricula, participants, alumni, and evaluation. Forty-seven program directors responded by mail and three by telephone.Final data, which provided a profile of the 50 programs, were collated and published as a directory of Indiana community leadership programs. Data showed 43 programs were active, two were inactive, two were pilot programs in 1990 and 1991, and 15 were newly organized in 1990.Analysis revealed several changes and trends which occurred in the three years between 1987 and 1990. The most notable change in the three years between 1987 and 1990 was the 100% increase in the number of programs (from 25 to 50). Two significant trends were seen in the increase of programs in smaller communities (under 50,000 population), as well as, a shift in curriculum emphasis from community orientation toward community trusteeship.Data analysis also indicated that community leadership programs embodied the values of social responsibility and community action espoused by adult education and community education fields. Although no collaboration was noted with local community education programs, many community leadership programs had partnerships with adult education providers.This study concluded that economic pressures on, and an increasing sense of social responsibility within communities appeared to contribute to the popularity of community leadership programs. This study suggested further research: (a) designing more effective ways to assist community leadership program directors, and (b) identifying more effective models and procedures for cooperation between community education and leadership development programs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Continuing Education and Public Service
dc.format.extent 4, v, 195 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community leadership -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community education -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult education -- Indiana -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult education and state. en_US
dc.title The status of community leadership programs in Indiana en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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