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MA Leadership Studies
This applied project discusses the importance of student leadership development and opportunities for elementary-age students. As more and more elementary-aged students are reporting that they feel anxious, depressed, bullied, threatened and unsafe at school, many educators are beginning to recognize the need to provide elementary-aged children with outlets and tools to express and develop their natural leadership abilities in order to help themselves and their peers cope with issues. As a current elementary teacher in San Diego California, I observe the effects of students feeling unsafe at school for various reasons on a daily basis. Not only does this take away from their education and ability to focus in class, but it effects the students socially and emotionally. In order to provide a space for elementary-aged students on campus to express their concerns and develop as leaders, I have created an after-school student leadership club. I will be discussing the outcomes of this club and the impact it has had on the students and the campus.
Digital USD Citation
Calvert, Katrina, "The Importance of Leadership Development for Elementary-Age Students" (2019). M.A. in Leadership Studies: Capstone Project Papers. 62.