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Conclusion: The Intersection of Student Voice and Policy Research

by Dana L. Mitra - 2015

This concluding chapter examines how this book on student voice intersects with previous research about policy, especially policy implementation and sustainability. Mapping onto the themes of this volume, Discovering, Developing, and Demonstrating the power of student voice, I focus on three issuesólegitimizing the role of young people in the policy and reform process; preparing adults to work with young people; and sustaining ongoing student voice work.

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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. 237-250
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18291, Date Accessed: 10/23/2021 10:42:27 AM

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  • Dana Mitra
    Pennsylvania State University
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    DANA L. MITRA is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis. She served as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in 2012 to further student child participation and educational reform in Bangalore, India. Her prior work experience includes teaching elementary school in the Washington, D.C. area and serving as the coordinator for two White House Conferences on Character Education. She is working on a forthcoming book with Stephanie Serriere entitled Fostering Civic Engagement in the Elementary Grades in an Era of Accountability.
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