Fall 2017



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Vivian Johnson

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

LTC (Ret.) Michael DePuglio

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Kris Dolan


The research question addressed in this project was, how do a diverse group of educators react to the idea of assigning secondary students leadership roles in teaching their peers and communicating information in the classroom environment? This capstone used a qualitative research design. An anonymous electronic survey was sent out via Survey Monkey to eighty participants. A total of forty were included in the analyses. The survey gathered information from five groups of educators. These included secondary teachers, military officers, flight instructors, coaches, and corporate trainers. Data analyses calculated the mean, median, and mode for each survey question. The mean average indicated medium support for the theoretical idea of assigning secondary students leadership roles. A limitation of the research design was the lack of participants who work with elementary and middle school students. Further study could be accomplished with a revised survey intended to gain the perspectives of the students who might be involved in a leadership structured classroom.

Research Methodology

Survey (attitude scale, opinion, questionnaire)


Classroom Management, Community Building, Leadership, Teachers/ Teaching

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Education Commons