Become an inaugural member of the Student Participation, Voice, and Partnership SIG.
The Student Participation, Voice, and Partnership SIG would provide a space to share research in which students share their opinions of problems and potential solutions, collaborate with teachers and administrators, and/or taking the lead on making change in their schools and communities. Taking as foundational the right of students to play an active role in analyzing and shaping their educational experiences, the SIG would unify research that explores this commitment under a range of headings, including student voice, youth-adult partnerships, child rights, youth participatory action research, students as change agents, and related fields. Currently, this work does not have a home in one place at AERA but is instead scattered across several divisions and several SIGS. In recent years work on student participation, voice and partnership has become a field in its own right and needs a community to expand its work. The community of work has shifted from establishing itself as a viable field to focusing on longer-term questions regarding implementation, sustainability, translation of programs to other settings, explorations of outcomes for students, teachers, and institutions, among other aims.
Please indicate your interest by completing the following survey and forwarding to your friends. In addition to contact information, we have two (optional) short-answer questions for you to complete. By submitting your name and contact information you are signing an online petition that indicates your support of the formation of the Student Participation, Voice, and Partnership SIG, and you are making a commitment to join the SIG and pay membership dues for a three-year period. ($15 Regular Membership, $5 Student Membership)