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date: 24 May 2019

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This chapter advances a life span approach to the process of leadership development through the exploration of educational contexts experienced by youth and college students as powerful venues for building leadership capacity. Considerations from developmental psychology are positioned as critical influences on the processes of leadership development. The chapter synthesizes existing theories, research, and practical applications designed specifically for youth and college student populations.

Keywords: co-curricular activities, college student leadership, extracurricular activities, high-impact practices, high school student leadership, leader development, leader identity development, leadership development, life span leadership development, social chan

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