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ERIC Number: ED497206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Student Voice in School Leadership
Fiscus, Lyn
National Middle School Association (NJ3), Middle Ground v3 n3 p22-24 Feb 2005
A part of a day's work for middle school educators involves making decisions about school expenditures, academics, activities, and hiring. This brief article observes that student leaders are increasingly participating in decisions about school programming, finances, activities, and even hiring. If given the chance to contribute, middle level students can be key resources in identifying positive solutions and creating stronger schools. Advice is given to educators working with student leaders to ensure that student contributions are valued and taken seriously by adults who might be unaccustomed to working with youth as equal partners. The article includes a list of online resources for involving youth in decision-making roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A