School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
grounded theory, home schooling, leadership, qualitative, transformational, worldview
Education | Educational Leadership | Educational Methods
Seago, Johnnie, "The Development and Transferring Process of Transformational Leadership in Home Schooling Students in Central Texas" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 854.
The purpose of this systematic, qualitative, grounded theory study is to describe the process of leadership development by describing conscious, subconscious, and intrinsic behaviors in second-generational home schooling students as transferred from first- generation home school parents in the Central Texas area. Through interviews, observations, and survey results of second-generational home schooled students, their parents, and others in authority over the second-generational students, this research explores how these children demonstrate transformational leadership skills. Taking responsibility for their own education, pursuing part-time jobs, caring for siblings, attending political and social events represent a few of the activities that provided leadership development. Family vision, communicated to the children, provided a framework for leadership development and transfer. The theory, grounded in the data, can be stated: Organic leadership development permeated home schooling families in Central Texas as parents transferred leadership through home environments intentionally grounded in Christian worldview, structured within a framework of freedom, and dedicated to producing transformational leadership in their children. A model, Homes of Developing Leaders, further exemplifies the theory.