Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(2), pp. 217 - 227
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050207
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Leadership Development in Students: Teachers' Opinions Regarding Activities that can be Performed at Schools


Hanifi Parlar 1, Muhammet Emin Türkoğlu 2,*, Ramazan Cansoy 3
1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Commerce University, Sutluce Campus, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, Afyon Kocatepe University, Ahmet Necdet Sezer Campus, Turkey
3 Faculty of Literature, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study aims to examine teachers' opinions regarding the activities that can be performed at schools to ensure leadership development in students. Accordingly, an attempt to reveal what the leadership qualities of students should be, the activities that can be performed for the acquisition of leadership qualities and the applicability level of these activities was made within the scope of the present study. This study is a descriptive study designed in mixed model. Therefore, qualitative and quantitative research methods were used together in the present study. The study was carried out with 13 teachers in the qualitative part and with 304 teachers in the quantitative part. While the data were collected by a semi-structured interview in the qualitative part of the study, the "Teachers' Activities for the Acquisition of Leadership Qualities in Students Questionnaire" was used in the quantitative part. Results showed that activities should be performed for in-class and out-of-class purposes and the conceptual understanding of leadership for the acquisition of leadership qualities; and that these studies were at the applicable level. Furthermore, it was found out that to make students acquire communication skills, problem-solving skills, responsibility, honesty and ability to set goals are important. In this context, the findings obtained from the present study were discussed in relation to the relevant literature and some suggestions were proposed.

KEYWORDS
Leadership Activities at Schools, Leadership Development in Students, Leadership Development, Leadership Qualities, Student Leadership

Cite this paper
Hanifi Parlar , Muhammet Emin Türkoğlu , Ramazan Cansoy . "Leadership Development in Students: Teachers' Opinions Regarding Activities that can be Performed at Schools." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.2 (2017) 217 - 227. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050207.