Volume 39 - Number 1 - 1998 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.1998.01055



Leadership is evolving from its partiarchal roots to the emerging paradigm of a network of shared leadership. This new model which values the traits and abilites of communication, inclusion and nurturance has paved the way for greater participation of women in the leadership equation. However, preparation of young women leaders in agriculture may require changes in our educational methodologies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership education methodologies for female students. Students enrolled in a collegiate agricultural leadership development course constituted the sample of the study. No relationship was discovered between women's previous leadership experiences and their perceived ability to work with groups, make decisions, communicate or understand self. However, women in an all-female section had a stronger perception of their ability to lead, work with groups, make decisions, communicate and understand themselves than women in a coeducational group. Based on these findings it was recommended that an all-female class be made available for women in collegiate agricultural leadership development courses.

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