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The Significance of Students: Can Increasing Student Voice in Schools Lead to Gains in Youth Development?.
The notion of ‘‘student voice,’’ or a student role in the decision making and change efforts of schools, has emerged in the new millennium as a potential strategy for improving the success of schoolExpand
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Theory-based Change and Change-based Theory: Going Deeper, Going Broader
This article examines the questions of sustaining and extending theory-based educational change reforms, which are designed by laboratories outside of schools and whose motivating theoretical baseExpand
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Increasing Student Voice in High School Reform
While we often write about adolescents as full of turmoil and angst, focusing on `student voice' instead highlights ways in which young people can learn democratic principles by sharing theirExpand
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ABSTRACT. This article examines a student group's two-pronged strategy to build partnerships with teachers at a U.S. high school. Through "teacher-focused" activities, students became aware ofExpand
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Adults Advising Youth: Leading While Getting Out of the Way
Drawing on 3 years of qualitative data, this article broadens the concept of distributed leadership to include “student voice” in school decision making. Specifically, the article focuses on howExpand
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Balancing power in communities of practice: An examination of increasing student voice through school-based youth–adult partnerships
This article examines how power imbalances influence the formation of student voice initiatives, which are defined as school-based youth–adult partnerships that consist of youth and adultsExpand
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Collaborating with Students: Building Youth‐Adult Partnerships in Schools
  • Dana L. Mitra
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Education
  • 23 February 2009
This article examines the process of adults and students collaborating in school‐based learning communities. Drawing on interview data from youth and adults participating in student voice initiativesExpand
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Strengthening Student Voice Initiatives in High Schools
School environments offer a particularly difficult setting for fostering youth-adult partnerships because of the sharp power and status distinctions among students, teachers, and administrators.Expand
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