Meaningful Student Involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose of strengthening their commitment to education, community, and democracy.
The Frameworks for Meaningful Student Involvement are different tools designed to help schools for on taking action with students as partners to transform schools. They do not tell you what to do; they do serve as guiding lights for change.
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Frameworks for Meaningful Student Involvement
A short introduction to the concept of engaging students as partners throughout education, this page introduces what it is, what it isn’t, how it happens and what it looks like. There’s also a short summary of the Strategies for Meaningful Student Involvement.
This page offers a summary of the Aims of Meaningful Student Involvement, clearly identifying why this concept matters and what can be expected from using it. It also links to more information and research on each aim.
These six Characteristics of Meaningful Student Involvement are basically short research-proven identifiers that can be used by students, schools leaders and others to help see if their school embraces Meaningful Student Involvement.
Understanding the ways adults generally view students is essential for understanding the meaningfulness of student involvement. This page offers a simple tool for identifying perspectives in a non-judgmental, non-threatening way.
Based on SoundOut’s 15-plus year journey working to promote successful engagement, this tool offers a concise approach to engaging students throughout education. As a tool for planning, assessment and reflection, it can be used in many ways.
Adapted from other popular tools, the Ladder of Student Involvement offers a succinct way to summarize different approaches to engaging students as different points throughout their education careers, their school days and their entire lives.
This page offers contextualizes all of the Frameworks, offering a clear graphic to place each tool in reference to the others involved here.
All student involvement should provide learning within. This tool offers a way to see exactly how Meaningful Student Involvement embraces learning by illuminating a clear process for students and educators to follow.
Offering a simple summary of what’s meaningful and way isn’t, this is a quick section designed for quick understanding of what’s meaningful and what isn’t. These five elements offer identifiable, practical markers for Meaningful Student Involvement.
These strategies offer six general categories of action for Meaningful Student Involvement. They summarize a lot of activities throughout schools, providing a clear pathway to transform education.
There are dozens of specific activities students can have in classrooms, school buildings, district offices, state agencies, and beyond. This page names many of them and shares examples of where they are happening right now.
Understanding the things that stop Meaningful Student Involvement is essential to understanding how it happens. This summary shows what, who and how student voice is challenged and offers ways to overcome the barriers, too.
This page offers tools and tips for planning, strategizing, and otherwise taking action to transform schools through Meaningful Student Involvement.
Summarizing our collection of measurement tools and sharing pathways for action, this article identifies what Meaningful Student Involvement can be measured for and against.
Completely reimagining the education system, this continuum positions student voice in several different ways in order to envision the possibilities, potential, and purpose of Meaningful Student Involvement.