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ERIC Number: EJ835974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Collaborating with Students: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Schools
Mitra, Dana L.
American Journal of Education, v115 n3 p407-436 May 2009
This article examines the process of adults and students collaborating in school-based learning communities. Drawing on interview data from youth and adults participating in student voice initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area, this study examines contexts that enable "youth-adult partnerships" in schools, including (1) fostering trust and respect among group members, (2) creating meaningful (not equal) roles, (3) building the capacity for youth and adults to successfully fulfill their roles, and (4) establishing a group size that is not too small and not too large. The article concludes by examining how youth-adult partnerships can help improve understanding of school-based collaborations. (Contains 4 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California