ERIC Number: ED337875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Voice Motivating Students through Empowerment.
Johnson, James H.
OSSC Bulletin, v35 n2 Oct 1991
Issues and challenges in giving students a voice in the educational process, or motivating them through empowerment, are examined in this monograph. Students whose input is solicited feel a greater sense of ownership with the educational process, which increases their engagement and in turn facilitates school effectiveness. Following an introduction, chapter 1 offers a definition of student voice and a discussion of its evolution. The second chapter presents a review of motivational theories from the psychological and business management perspectives. The correlation between student input and engagement in the school community is examined in the third chapter. Chapter 4 describes strategies for developing student voice, examining three common problems associated with participative management and some experiences of an Oregon high school. A conclusion is that incorporating student voice into the administration requires a coordinated effort among all school community members and is most challenged by the view that student empowerment threatens the administration's power. (22 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Communication, Participative Decision Making, Student Development, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Student Role, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Oregon; Student Empowerment