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Modeling Leadership Development for a Diverse Workforce in Food and Agriculture. Final Report of Higher Education Challenge Grant Proposal No. 9203317 [microform] / Kathryn R. Treat and Others
Bib ID 5587205
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Treat, Kathryn R
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
15 p. 

The "Building Bridges" Leadership/Mentor Project developed a model leadership intern experience with emphasis on minority group involvement. It had four goals: to foster an environment in which cultural diversity was understood and valued; to increase work force participation of minority groups; to provide opportunities for leadership mentoring and role modeling; and to enhance employability and career success in the food and agricultural sciences. A mentor handbook and intern experience notebook were developed. The 13 interns who were recruited received 6 college credit hours in agricultural and extension or home economics education, tuition waiver, living stipend, and travel reimbursement. Mentors received a stipend. Prior to the 8-week onsite experience, mentors and interns participated in an orientation meeting, site visit, and 1-week leadership seminar. During the experiential component of the project, mentors provided day-to-day support to interns as they completed required activities. Students returned to campus to participate in a post-field experience seminar. The Youth Leadership Life Skills Development Scale was administered as a pretest/posttest. Findings indicated that, for the 1994 interns, increases in frequency were seen in 26 life skills; in 1995, only seven life skills showed an increase in mean frequency. Mentors thought this was a valuable opportunity for professional growth and renewal. Students found it a very valuable career awareness activity that provided personal and professional development. (YLB)


Sponsoring Agency: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 92-38411-8307.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Agricultural Education.  |  Career Awareness.  |  Demonstration Programs.  |  Extension Education.  |  Food.  |  Food Service.  |  Higher Education.  |  Home Economics Education.  |  Internship Programs.  |  Leadership Training.  |  Mentors.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Models.  |  Professional Development.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Role Models.  |  Rural Extension.  |  Student Leadership.  |  Undergraduate Study.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces
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