MSIResearch-coverThis booklet can give advocates a “leg up” in their research needs by illustrating the breadth of research available about engaging student voice throughout education. This Guide highlights fourteen research studies and includes a useful listing of research available.

(36 pgs, 2004, FREE)

Table of Contents

  1. Student Perspectives on School Improvement by John Beresford
  2. Authorizing Students’ Perspectives: Toward Trust, Dialogue, and Change in Education by Allison Cook-Sather
  3. Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students by Kathleen Cushman
  4. The Question Of The Student In Educational Reform by DP Ericson & FS Ellett
  5. Special Forum Issue on Student Voice edited by Michael Fielding
  6. The Roles of Youth in Society: A Reconceptualization by Ruthanne Kurth-Schai
  7. Look Who’s Talking Now: Student Views of Restructuring Schools edited by John Kushman
  8. Putting Students at the Centre in Education Reform by Barry Levin
  9. Student Voice in School Reform: Reframing Student-Teacher Relationships and Opening the Floodgates: Giving Students a Voice in School Reform by Dana Mitra
  10. Learning from Student Voices edited by Penny Oldfather
  11. Student Leadership and Restructuring: A Case Study by Cynthia Reed
  12. Critical Voices in School Reform: Students Living Through Change edited by B. Rubin & E. Silva
  13. How to Improve Your School: Giving Pupils a Voice by J. Rudduck & J. Flutter
  14. In Our Own Words: Students’ Perspectives On School edited by Jeffery Shultz & Allison Cook-Sather
  15. What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center by Joel Tolman, P. Ford, & Merta Irby
  16. Listening To Urban Kids: School Reform And The Teachers They Want by B. Wilson & HD Corbett

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