Educational Administration, Department of


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2009 Pro>Active Publications


Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 7, No. 4--0ctober 2009 ISSN: 1541-6224


Two days in San Diego were a memorable learning opportunity for me. On a Thursday, my daughter Elizabeth and I stood and watched about 579 young men run around a parade field at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. We were treated to the same individuals marching around the parade field in their spiffy uniforms. Later, we had some audience rehearsal of how to respond to a variety of orders. This was a particularly useful set of drills since the group needed extensive practice in screaming, volume enhance- ment, and understanding what the orders were. Younger group members seemed to be very enthusiastic about these drills as were individuals who may have had a military experience in their lives.