Diverse Voices in Educational Practice A Workbook for Promoting Pupil, Parent and Professional Voice
This practical workbook supports teachers seeking to sensitively understand and respond to the opinions and perceptions of critical stakeholders in student learning and development; pupil voice, parent voice, and professional voice are introduced and explored.
A wide range of expert educator and academic contributors ensure that diverse voices are meaningfully understood, with chapters placing an emphasis on minority and traditionally marginalised groups, including SEND, LGBTQIA+, and Global Majority students. The workbook advocates a clear and inclusive ethos and demonstrates how voice work can help to decolonise the curriculum, promote a positive LGBTQIA+ friendly school climate, and value pupil involvement. Moments for personal reflection, activities, and action plans allow practitioners to consider the role they play in facilitating the effective inclusion of those not normally involved in knowledge construction and decision-making processes.
Blending key theory with practical strategies and takeaways, this workbook is an essential tool for practising primary and secondary teachers and teaching assistants, as well as educational psychologists, school counsellors, and other educational professionals interested in promoting inclusive voice practices.
Chapter One: Introduction: Voice, Power and Action in Schools
Dr Alexandra Sewell
Chapter Two: Pupil Voice: Listening to, Understanding, and Acting on Pupil Perceptions and Opinions
Dr Alexandra Sewell, Naomi Boswell, Erica Douglas-Osborn, Dr Rachel Helme
Chapter Three: Parent and Carer Voice: Listening to, Understanding, and Acting on Parental and Carer Perceptions and Opinions
Chapter Four: Interprofessional Collaboration: The Role of Voice in Working with Other Professionals
Dr Alexandra Sewell
Chapter Five: Voice Practices to Support Pupils With Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Dr Alexandra Sewell, Dr Jane Park, Dr Janchai King, and Dr Hannah Fleming, Kara Pirttijarvi, Stuart Busby
Chapter Six: Voice Practices to Support Pupils from the Global Majority
Dr Maninder Sangar, Dr Alexandra Sewell
Chapter Seven: Voice Practices to Support Pupils of Diverse Genders
Anastasia Kennett, Max Davies, Dr Alexandra Sewell
Chapter Eight: Voice Practices to Support LGBTQ+ Educators and Pupils
Dr Alexandra Sewell, Max Davies, Jennifer Zwarthoed, Alexandra Baird, Klaudia Matasovska, Max Kirk, Pippa Sterk