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An Examination of the Role of Learning in the Work of Community Leaders

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2006
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This study was designed to examine self-directed learning readiness of volunteer community leaders and to determine if and how they used self-directed learning in their community leadership roles. The sample included volunteer community leaders in South Florida serving as board members in community leadership organizations and Rotarians serving in leadership roles in the Rotary District 6990. The results support the conclusion that community leaders are self-directed learners. They make extensive use of learning projects in their community leadership roles, use a variety of learning methods, and have a need for ongoing learning. The study suggests that designers of training for community leaders might find it valuable to reevaluate and update traditional training programs, utilize or support the identified key methods of learning and recognize that training needs to be applicable, cutting edge, and go beyond local boundaries.
Title: An Examination of the Role of Learning in the Work of Community Leaders.
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Name(s): Phares, Leatrice Turlis, author
Guglielmino, Lucy M., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2006
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 138 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study was designed to examine self-directed learning readiness of volunteer community leaders and to determine if and how they used self-directed learning in their community leadership roles. The sample included volunteer community leaders in South Florida serving as board members in community leadership organizations and Rotarians serving in leadership roles in the Rotary District 6990. The results support the conclusion that community leaders are self-directed learners. They make extensive use of learning projects in their community leadership roles, use a variety of learning methods, and have a need for ongoing learning. The study suggests that designers of training for community leaders might find it valuable to reevaluate and update traditional training programs, utilize or support the identified key methods of learning and recognize that training needs to be applicable, cutting edge, and go beyond local boundaries.
Identifier: FA00000687 (IID)
Note(s): Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Experiential learning
Adult learning
Self-culture
Organizational learning
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