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ERIC Number: ED505506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 49
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Student Voice: Tapping the Potential of Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
Wallach, Catherine A.; Ramsey, Brinton S.; Lowry, Louise K.; Copland, Michael
Online Submission
This report is based on a three-year study of seven small high schools in Washington State. We use "the new 3 Rs" of rigor, relevance, and relationships as a framework to examine student perspectives on what happens in their small schools and classrooms. In addition, we have added a fourth principle, student voice, which refers to student participation and decision making in the structures and practices that shape their educational experience at both the classroom and small-school levels. Our interviews with students have led us to propose that involving students in decisions about their education leads to a more robust and deeper integration of relationships, relevance, and rigor in instructional practice and organizational structure. Six appendices are included: (1) Methodology; (2) Small School Grants and Case Study Schools; (3) Gates Foundation Attributes and Essential Components; (4) Washington State Context; (5) Resources on Student Voice; and (6) References. (Contains 12 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington