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dc.contributor.authorMcNae, Rachel Elizabethen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorCumings Mansfield, Katherineen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorBrasof, Marcen_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020
dc.date.available2020
dc.date.issued2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMcNae, R. E. (2018). Sharing their wor[l]ds: Appreciating student’s voices in strength-based youth leadership development. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, (Special Issue), 137–153.en
dc.identifier.issn2377-4975en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13730
dc.description.abstractStudents have an important contribution to make in helping adults understand what their lives are like and how they learn best. However, within schools in particular, young people are frequently positioned within deficit discourses—as vessels needing to be filled, or broken beings that require fixing, resulting in them more likely to be positioned as passive recipients of policy and practice as opposed to active agents of change (Roberts & Nash, 2009). This article examines the implementation of an alternative approach to enhancing student leadership in five New Zealand high schools and argues for the powerful nature of strength-based learning opportunities, which shifts the focus from “what needs improving” to “what might be possible”. This research project engaged appreciative inquiry to transform the focus of a traditional teaching and learning relationship and bring adults and young people together in a learning partnership that focused attention on their desired needs and voices—aligning these with the students’ strengths, and positive dimensions of their leadership formation. Critical to this work was the formation of youth-adult partnerships, which created new opportunities and relational spaces for students to share their voices and experience learner agency. The findings from this research provide privileged insights into the wor[l]ds of student leaders.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.academia.edu/36304398/Special_Issue_1_Student_Voice_and_School_Leadership_JEEL_JOURNAL_OF_ETHICAL_EDUCATIONAL_LEADERSHIPen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership. Used with permission.
dc.titleSharing their wor[l]ds: Appreciating student’s voices in strength-based youth leadership developmenten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Ethical Educational Leadershipen_NZ
pubs.begin-page137
pubs.editionMarchen_NZ
pubs.elements-id256065
pubs.end-page153
pubs.issueSpecial Issueen_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://portal.issn.org/resource/issn/2377-4975en_NZ


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