Engaging Youth in Leadership for Social and Political Change

New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 148
by Susan R. Komives

Publisher: Wiley

Series: J-B SL Single Issue Student Leadership

Publication Date: April 22, 2016

ISBN: 9781119210696

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Youth leadership initiatives can help young people engage in democratic life, participatory governance, and social and political change. Leadership education oriented towards political and social change must continue to evolve in response to the lived experience of youth. This volume explores those new meanings through examining the theories and practices constituting the emerging ground of public leadership, including:

  • research spanning secondary and higher education programs,
  • local and international contexts,
  • school-based and out-of-school time initiatives, and
  • a broad diversity of youth.

The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.