'They listen to me...but they don't act on it': Contradictory Consciousness and Student Participation in Decision-Making

Kaba, Mariame
December 2000
High School Journal;Dec2000/Jan2001, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p21
Academic Journal
Features a study on the experiences of Chicago's Student Local School Council representatives who share decision-making responsibilities with adults in their schools. Perceptions and feelings about their participation on the decision-making bodies; Review of literature on the need for students to be included in school decision-making; Methodology; Findings; Analysis of findings.


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