A model for a magnet school based on the interrelation between leadership skills and character education
Current trends in the world of work are for the leaders to have character development training along with leadership training. Since teaching and learning are the normal activities for schools, schools should be the place for this type of training. The few school systems which have incorporated leadership and character education testify that a tremendous positive difference has occurred throughout their communities. A leadership magnet school in the Metropolitan-Nashville Public Schools System would satisfy the Tennessee law regarding character education, and it would train leaders for the future. A pilot program was conducted at Goodlettsville Middle School to test the effectiveness of such training. The computer randomly selected two groups of students. Group A was given a course in character education. Group B did not receive the training. Data were recorded and t tests were run to determine any significance between the two groups. From this research, a model for a leadership magnet school has been developed.
Marvin Edward Neill,
"A model for a magnet school based on the interrelation between leadership skills and character education"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.