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ERIC Number: ED409340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Student Voice: A Follow-up Study with Students as Researchers.
Bryant, Coralie; And Others
Seven Oaks School, a high school in Winnipeg (Canada) recently conducted a followup study of its graduates using a unique approach. High school seniors helped develop the structured interview instrument and carried out the research. As it gathered important information to help the school district in its planning, the study provided students with the valuable experience of doing authentic research as part of their high school experience. The school district serves 9,200 students in Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba. Six students from each of the district's three high schools were selected to participate as part of requirements of a Language and Transactional English course. With student input, a consultant designed a series of questions to be used in telephone interviews. Students interviewed 410 former students, about 30% of the total population for the 2 years chosen for the study. Students were trained in analyzing the data and eventually prepared a presentation for their school. Audiences at the school conference, staff meetings, and the Board of Education were impressed by the information and presentation of these young researchers. The approach combines low-cost data collection with the improvement of district-wide communication and educational experience for students. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada