1st Edition

Elevating Student Voice
How to Enhance Student Participation, Citizenship and Leadership

ISBN 9781596670150
Published November 1, 2005 by Routledge
146 Pages

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Book Description

This book demonstrates what schools can do to enhance student participation and engagement. It shows educators how to:
- create opportunities for students to practice democracy and civic responsibility.
- develop a "school for each kid"
- get students to care Examples include
- Community service
- Peer Helpers
- Peer Mediators
- Student-directed programs and events
- Student feedback to teachers
- Student-led conferences
- Students on interviewing committees
- Students on the School Board
- Student publications
- Student speakers
. . . and more
Also highlighted in this book are the exciting and enriching activities of First Amendment Schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Magic of Student Voice
1 Changing the View
2 Changing the Practice
3 Paying Heed to Student Voice
4 Linking Classroom and Community
5 Showcasing Talents, Building Skills
6 Educating for Citizenship
7 Highlighting the First Amendment
8 Finding Inspiration for the Journey
Conclusion: Closing the Circle

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