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Student/Adult Partnerships

Student/Adult Partnerships represent the transformation of learning, teaching and leadership throughout schools based on fostering and sustaining equitable, respectful relationships between all ages of learners and all adults, anywhere throughout the education system.

What They Are

The first framework for Meaningful Student Involvement is that of Student/Adult Partnerships. Their importance cannot be overstated. However, before understanding what they are, it is important to understand what Student/Adult Partnerships are not. (Oldfather, 1995) Student/Adult Partnerships are transformative, empowering, enlivening and engaging for everyone involved. They are built on the principles of trust, respect, communication, investment and involvement. They are not tokenistic, disenfranchising, equal or opportunistic.

What They Do

Following are several aspects of Student/Adult Partnerships:

Parts of Student/Adult Partnerships


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