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    Unlocking students’ perspectives of school leadership: Toward a theory of engaging students in school leadership.

    Abstract: The need to define principals as the ones who seek out the opinions and perspectives of those they serve, rather than making decisions for them, is a significant but necessary departure from more traditional approaches to leadership. This study examined whether and how principals take their lead from students, and use student voice, to … Continue reading Unlocking students’ perspectives of school leadership: Toward a theory of engaging students in school leadership.

    Creating a shared ownership for learning: Instructionally focused partnerships

    This qualitative study was designed to examine the creation and facilitation of adult-student collaborations at one urban high school. Building on a growing literature on student voice in school reform, the study explored how, if at all, adult-student collaborations reshaped instruction and what effects these collaborations had on teacher and student behavior and outlooks. Data … Continue reading Creating a shared ownership for learning: Instructionally focused partnerships

    Book Review: Children’s Rights, Educational Research and the UNCRC: Past, Present and Future

    Children’s Rights, Educational Research and the UNCRC: Past, Present and Future, edited by Jenna Gillett-Swan and Vicki Coppock, is a welcome and timely addition to the literature pertaining to issues of children’s rights. I say welcome and timely because while the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989) is the most … Continue reading Book Review: Children’s Rights, Educational Research and the UNCRC: Past, Present and Future

    Resilient Families Community Movement

    We created this video to illustrate how student researchers at Santa Clara University apply the science of resilience to buffer the impact of poverty and stress for families in the Greater Washington Neighborhood of San Jose, California. The initiative was led by May and Fayram and all 12 student researchers and our faculty mentor collaborated … Continue reading Resilient Families Community Movement

    What can a conception of power do? Theories and images of power in student voice work

    *This is a pre-release of an article featured in the forthcoming Spring 2017 issue of the International Journal of Student Voice.  Abstract: This article brings together high school students, teachers, and researchers to think about the issue of power in student voice work. Each author uses a metaphor or a theory to explain how they … Continue reading What can a conception of power do? Theories and images of power in student voice work