Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1983

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

John A. Green

Second Committee Member

Robert Carlton

Third Committee Member

Conrad H. Potter


This paper surveyed the training methods used to develop student leadership at Bremerton Junior High School, and presents exercises and activities adapted for use by Middle Schools for providing student leadership training.

Results of the study indicate that training methods at Bremerton Junior High were viewed by parents and teaching staff as providing positive learning experiences for the students. Students reported their experiences to be valuable in several key areas: communication, assertiveness, and gaining a better understanding of the key concept of leadership. Recommendations of the study would include permitting the students to take an active role in important school matters and placing them in the position to make decisions and assume leadership roles.