Research Days 2023 - On Demand Presentations

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Deborah J. Clair, Governors State UniversityFollow

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This proposed research seeks to explore the intersection of leadership and average-achieving high school students. Specifically, the study aims to shed light on the experiences of adults who were once perceived as average-achieving high school students but possessed innate talents and abilities that were overlooked and excluded from leadership opportunities during their time in high school. Despite facing deficit thinking by school administration due to their grades, these individuals went on to become successful leaders in their careers. While there have been anecdotal claims and media coverage of the success of average-achieving students, there has been limited formal research conducted in this area. The study seeks to amplify the voices of these individuals and explore their experiences in more depth.

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Dr. Matthew Cooney

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Post Secondary Leadership: Promoting Leadership Development in Average Achieving Students

On Demand

This proposed research seeks to explore the intersection of leadership and average-achieving high school students. Specifically, the study aims to shed light on the experiences of adults who were once perceived as average-achieving high school students but possessed innate talents and abilities that were overlooked and excluded from leadership opportunities during their time in high school. Despite facing deficit thinking by school administration due to their grades, these individuals went on to become successful leaders in their careers. While there have been anecdotal claims and media coverage of the success of average-achieving students, there has been limited formal research conducted in this area. The study seeks to amplify the voices of these individuals and explore their experiences in more depth.