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Student Voice and the Common Core

by Susan Yonezawa - 2015

Common Core proponents and detractors debate its merits, but students have voiced their opinion for years. Using a decade’s worth of data gathered through design-research on youth voice, this article discusses what high school students have long described as more ideal learning environments for themselves—and how remarkably similar the Common Core ideals are to what kids say they want and need to learn best.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 114, No. 1

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 13, 2015, p. 39-58
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18270, Date Accessed: 10/21/2021 9:13:53 PM

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  • Susan Yonezawa
    University of California, San Diego
    SUSAN YONEZAWA has straddled the worlds of policy, practice, and research on urban schooling for 17 years. The associate director of UC San Diego’s CREATE—a unique action-oriented research center—Yonezawa studies ways to increase college access and preparation for underrepresented, low-income youth. Her work on equity-minded educational policies, personalization, and student voice includes over 15 book chapters, 13 journal articles, and 23 technical reports. Most recently, she helps lead a collective impact effort to link UCSD STEM faculty, staff, and students to teachers and underrepresented students specifically to address the K-20 STEM pipeline. See http://create.ucsd.edu (STEM Initiative) for more information.
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