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Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Students as Partners in School Change

This document describes the elements of meaningful student involvement in the context of school change efforts.Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Inclusive School Change by Adam Fletcher for SoundOut.

It presents a five-step cycle of listening, validating, authorizing, mobilizing, and reflecting on student voice; a tool to measure the quality of activities involving student voice; and several examples of what students as researchers, planners, teachers, evaluators, decision-makers, and advocates look like in practice, at elementary, middle, and high schools. These tools include student-created district budgets, decision-making roles for students on committees for hiring teachers and principals, and student-led forums and conferences. Additionally, it presents barriers to implementing this type of reform and possible strategies to meet these challenges.

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