ERIC Number: ED347643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Restructuring School Practice through Students' Voices.
Straus, Ilene W.
Findings from a project that utilized student input in the restructuring of school practices are presented in this paper. The 6-month doctoral project was implemented in an urban middle school. Methodology was based on solicitation of student input about classroom practices and data collection of school and departmental issues, which resulted in policy and practice modifications. Outcomes included increased student involvement in the decision-making process and collaborative leadership. Findings point to the importance of developing a caring connection between students, teachers, and administrators; collaboration; and the value of student voices for improving student learning and staff development. (8 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).