The role of leaders in enabling student voice

Dana Mitra, Stephanie Serriere, Donnan Stoicovy

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This article explores how leadership can help to enable student voice to occur in schools. We find that the relationship between teachers and the school leader is a critical context for enabling voice. Specifically, we find that the following concepts were important for efforts to enable and foster student voice: (1) clear vision of school that is incorporated deeply into practice as 'the way we do things here'; (2) allowing opt-in strategies for teachers when possible; (3) recognizing that implementation across classrooms and personnel will vary depending on individual contexts, beliefs, and experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-112
Number of pages9
JournalManagement in Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management


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