Shane Lavery and I have just commenced a research project investigating student leadership in the middle years. We would be interested in extending our conversation with interested parties. Our primary research question is 'What does student leadership look like in the middle years of schooling?'
Shane and I have approached our research with quite an open mind and have simply asked the participating middle years leaders or principals what is happening in their schools. Quite often the response has been to describe what currently takes place but has often been followed with 'we need to be doing more.' At this point we have found that student leadership is very different in the middle years and is focused much more on the development of the 'whole student' rather than just assigning tokenistic roles. We would both be very happy to chat further to you about your work and how our findings might inform it.
Adolescent Success Inc. (formerly MYSA Middle Years of Schooling Association)
Adolescent Success, P.O. Box 2175 Toowong 4066, QLD, Australia