ONLINE SOURCES FOR LISTENING TO STUDENT VOICE Websites, publications, and organizations to learn what students are saying about schools today.

 

WEBSITES

 

Education|Evolving - Identifies resources and tools for student voice, and shares details about their projects focused on increasing student voice.


Forum for Youth Investment - New resources and frameworks for promoting youth engagement.

Annenburg Institute for School Reform - Tools from their School Improvement Program that focus on engaging students in schools.

Project 540 "Students turn for a change." A project engaging 100,000 students nationwide in dialogues about school change. Includes facilitation guides, a resource collection, and discussion forums for registered students.

 

What Kids Can Do Features voices and work from the next generation in news stories from across the US. Includes an extensive link collection and online publications.

 

The Way We See It: Youth Speak Out on Education ListenUp!, a youth media network hosted by PBS, invited students across the nation to write, shoot, edit and produce short documentaries about what they think makes an excellent teacher and an exceptional school.

 

“Student Power: Organizing for School Reform” This episode of PBS's popular "In the Mix" TV show features student activists in several communities across the country.

 

Eye on Education Student Education Diaries In 2002 WGBH TV in Boston featured student voices speaking out about schools.

 

ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS

 

YouthNOISE A popular youth website with a variety of topics focusing on what youth can do to change their communities, including schools.

 

TakingITGlobal Young people around the world talking about schools and learning.

 

National Youth Rights Association Forum Discussions about school rules, student rights, school boards, and more.

 

STUDENT-CREATED REPORTS ON SCHOOLS

 

ADULT-CREATED REPORTS ON STUDENTS OPINIONS OF SCHOOL

 

TOOLS

  • Turn up the volume: The Students Speak Toolkit By Roberts and Kay (2002) Partnership for Kentucky Schools.

  • Listening to Student Voices: A Self-Study Toolkit By North West Regional Educational Lab (2001).

 

CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON STUDENT VOICE

 

Student Voice Tip Sheet | Definitions of Student Voice | Quotes about student voice | 50 Ways for Teachers to Partner With Students | Student Voice How Tos

 

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