SoundOut’s Adam Fletcher on Student Voice

“It is not enough to simply listen to student voice. Educators have an ethical imperative to do something with students, and that is why meaningful student involvement is vital to school improvement.”

― Adam Fletcher, Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Students as Partners

In the Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Students as Partners in School Change, Adam Fletcher explored the possibility and purpose of student/adult partnerships throughout the entire education system. Calling educators and school leaders onto the carpet for their trendy interest in student voice, he implored adults throughout schools to infuse students in vital, sophisticated ways.

A. Craig Phillips Quote

“These students (the Task Force on Student Involvement) are attempting to shoulder some of the responsibilities of gaining positive student involvement in our educational process. In a day of negative disruptions and misunderstanding, these and students like them throughout the State can be our most valuable allies in meeting tomorrow’s pressing problems.”

– A. Craig Phillips, North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1969.

Jean Piaget Quote Image

Jean Piaget wrote, “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.”

 

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.

– Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget Quote

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.”

– Jean Piaget