Student Forums

Student forums: Large gatherings of students focused on improving schools, also called student congresses, can help create momentum for Meaningful Student Involvement and an initial surge of interest in engaging student voice throughout education.

Student forums can be student-led and student-driven, or adult-led and adult-driven. They can focus on serious, substantial and meaningful issues to improve schools; they can also fully impact research, practice and outcomes throughout schools.

Put into context, data collected from student forums can shape school reform efforts and more.

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Adam Fletcher wrote "In order to secure and strengthen democracy and education, students must be integrated and student voice must be infused throughout the structure of schools."
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Published by Adam F. C. Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at

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