Adam F.C. Fletcher Bibliography

This is a list of books, chapters for edited books, academic journal articles, magazine articles and other materials Adam F. C. Fletcher has written independently and for publishers.

Chronological listing

  1. (forthcoming) Democracy Deficit Disorder: Learning Democracy with the Next Generation (with J. Cynthia McDermott). New York City: Peter Lang Publishers.
  2. “Sabotaging Meaningful Student Involvement,” (April 2020) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 242. Pages 23-26. ISSN 2202-4908.
  3. “Youth Voice at home,” (April 2020) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 242. Pages 26-27. ISSN 2202-4908.
  4. “Chapter Chapter 10- Going beyond student voice through meta-level education transformation” in Lowe, T. and El Hakim, Y (2020) A Handbook for Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0429023033.
  5. (Winter 2019) “Welcome to the Movement for Meaningful Student Involvement,” LeaderBoard 5(1). Michigan Association of School Boards. Pages 18-21.
  6. “Walking with Terry in Northern England,” (August 2019) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 238. Pages 23. ISSN 2202-4908.
  7. “Chapter 6- Beyond Revolution: Transforming Whole Schools to Foster Student Power” in Wurdinger, S.D., McDermott, J.C., Harell, K. and Smith, H. (eds) (2019) Empowering our Students for the Future Encouraging Self-Direction and Life-Long Learning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1475845808.
  8. Parent Youth Engagement Seminar Curriculum (2018) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 192 pages.
  9. Student Voice Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook (2017) Olympia, WA: CommonAction Publishing. 374 pages. ISBN 978-0692954447.
  10. North Omaha History: Volume One (as Adam Fletcher Sasse) (2016) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 274 pages. ISBN 978-1533361981.
  11. North Omaha History: Volume Two (as Adam Fletcher Sasse) (2016) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 282 pages. ISBN 978-1539578635.
  12. North Omaha History: Volume Three (as Adam Fletcher Sasse) (2016) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 292 pages. ISBN 978-1539973614.
  13. “Roles for students throughout the education system,” (October 2017) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 227. Pages 22-23. ISSN 2202-4908.
  14. (Fall 2016/5777) “A Short History of North Omaha’s Now-Abandoned Jewish Community” (as Adam Fletcher Sasse) in Western States Jewish History, vol. XLIX no. 1. Pages 57-65.
  15. Facing Adultism (2015) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 190 pages. ISBN 978-1517641238.
  16. “Before You Were Alive: A Taskforce on Student Involvement,” (June 2015) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 213. Pages 22-23. ISSN 2202-4908.
  17. A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement in the Economy (2015) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 81 pages.
  18. Freechild Youth Action Program Curriculum (2015) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 129 pages.
  19. The Practice of Youth Engagement (2014) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 294 pages. ISBN 978-1501001758.
  20. A Short Introduction to Youth Rights (2014) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 14 pages.
  21. The Guide to Student Voice (2014) Olympia, WA: CommonAction Publishing. 66 pages. ISBN 978-0692217320.
  22. School Boards of the Future: A Guide to Students as Education Policy-Makers (2014) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 54 pages. ISBN 978-1502983442.
  23. A Short Guide to Holistic Youth Development (2014) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 28 pages.
  24. “10 things you can do to advocate for student voice,” (August 2014) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 208. Pages 20. ISSN 2202-4908.
  25. A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement (2013) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 22 pages.
  26. A Unique Introduction to Youth Engagement (2013) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 23 pages.
  27. The Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide (2013) Scotts Valley: Createspace. 56 pages. ISBN 978-1482607727.
  28. The Freechild Project Youth Action Guide (2013) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 52 pages.
  29. “Cascading leadership among students,” (June 2013) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 201. Pages 21-22. ISSN 2202-4908.
  30. “51 ways to tokenize student voice,” (February 2013) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 199. Pages 19-20. ISSN 2202-4908.
  31. Suffering Love, Laughing at Myself (as Adam Sasse) (2013) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 60 pages. ISBN 978-1492244653.
  32. “Full personhood for all,” (April 2013) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 200. Page 21-22. ISSN 2202-4908.
  33. “Students as education advocates,” (February 2012) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 193. Pages 22-23. ISSN 2202-4908.
  34. SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum (2012) Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace. 378 pages. ISBN 978-1483941394.
  35. “Convenient or inconvenient student voice,” (October 2012) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 197. Page 18-19. ISSN 2202-4908.
  36. “Student voice as a Trojan horse,” (April 2012) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 194-195. Pages 24. ISSN 2202-4908.
  37. “Students as education decision-makers,” (December 2011) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 192. Pages 15-16. ABN 98-174-663-341.
  38. “Students as education evaluators,” (October 2011) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 191. Page 32-33. ISSN 2202-4908.
  39. “Keeping an eye out: How adults perceive students,” (August 2011) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 190. Page 27. ISSN 2202-4908.
  40. “Students as researchers,” (June 2011) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 189. Pages 22. ISSN 2202-4908.
  41. “Students as education planners,” (April 2011) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 188. Pages 20. ABN 98-174-663-341.
  42. The Freechild Project Youth Voice Toolkit (2011) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 105 pages.
  43. “Typical engagement?,” (February 2011) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 187. Pages 24-25. ISSN 2202-4908.
  44. The Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide (2010) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 71 pages.
  45. “Rules of student engagement,” (October-December 2010) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 185-186. Pages 33. ISSN 2202-4908.
  46. “Meaningful student involvement in the USA and Canada,” (August 2010) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 184. Page 20. ISSN 2202-4908.
  47. “The Architecture of Student Ownership,” Educational Leadership 66 (3), 96. (Fall 2008) Pages 23-29.
  48. “10 ways to kill student engagement,” (August-October 2007) Connect Supporting Student Participation No. 166-167. Page 3. ISSN 2202-4908.
  49. Washington Youth Voice Handbook: The what, who, why, where, when, and how youth voice happens (2006) Olympia, WA: CommonAction
  50. Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People (2006) Olympia, WA: Freechild Project.
  51. Fletcher, A. (Fall 2006) “When youth voice grows up,” ServiceLine Journal 17 (1) Page 5-6. Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  52. Fletcher, A. (2006) “SoundOut: Serving the school as community,” ServiceLine Journal 16 (1). Page 3. Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  53. Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide (2005) Olympia, WA: SoundOut.
  54. Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Students as Partners in School Change (2005) Olympia, WA: SoundOut.
  55. Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change (2005) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 48 pages.
  56. Fletcher, A. (Fall 2005) “Learning from failure,” ServiceLine Journal 15 (2). Page 10-11. Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  57. Fletcher, A. (Spring 2005) “Students reflect on learning through service to the environment,” ServiceLine Journal 15 (1). Pages 10-11. Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  58. “Meaningful Student Involvement: Reciprocity in Schools through Service-Learning” (2004) The Bridge: The Journal of University Promise. University of Minnesota. Pages 96-114.
  59. Stories of Meaningful Student Involvement (2003) Bothell, WA: HumanLinks Foundation and SoundOut.
  60. Meaningful Student Involvement Resource Guide (2003) Bothell, WA: HumanLinks Foundation and SoundOut.
  61. Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Inclusive School Change (2003) Bothell, WA: HumanLinks Foundation and SoundOut.
  62. Fletcher, A. (ed.) (Summer 2002) ServiceLine Journal 12 (3). Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  63. Firestarter Youth Empowerment Participant Guidebook (2001) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 40 pages.
  64. Firestarter Youth Empowerment Facilitator’s Guide (2001) Olympia, WA: Freechild Institute. 12 pages.
  65. Fletcher, A. (2001) Meaningful Student Involvement: An Idea Guide for Schools. Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  66. Fletcher, A. (Fall 2001). “When youth have a voice, school climate changes,” ServiceLine Journal 11 (3). Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  67. Fletcher, A. (Summer 2001) “Students have big say at new school,” ServiceLine Journal 11 (2). Olympia, WA: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Student Voice ​Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook is the brand-new master​y​ book ​focused on student voice, student engagement, student/adult partnerships, and more. 

Containing tons of details, this book is focused on engaging all students in every school as partners in every facet of education for the purpose of strengthening their commitment to learning, community, and democracy. ​There are more than 75 examples from the author’s ​experience and research, as well as literature from throughout education. Never before published tools, new models and useful tips are included, along with more than 300 citations, dozens of recent and historic anecdotes, and ​more.  The book also highlights unique ​approaches, detailed assessments and critical examinations of everyday school activities make this publication ​un​like ​any other available today. This book should be read by teachers, college students, other educators and school leaders and others focused on education transformation. 

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New History Books Series!

North Omaha History Series by Adam Fletcher Sasse

 

In my speeches and writing, I often allude to the neighborhood where I grew up. North Omaha, Nebraska, is a predominantly African American neighborhood with a rich history and powerful culture that make it dynamic, powerful and marginally frightening to a lot of white people. As a goofy low-income Canadian kid, my mentors, neighbors and friends there made me who I am. I wanted to explore the reasons why this place is so dynamic, so I spent a few years researching and writing about it.
I’m excited to share that I have a new book series available. Here are the details:

There is hidden, neglected, denied, lost and forgotten history in North Omaha, Nebraska. Home to the majority of Nebraska’s African American population for more than a century, the community also has a brilliant history among Omaha’s Jewish population, Swedes, Italians, Irish and more. Its history with working class, low-income, upper class and everyday people is enriched by the religious, social, cultural and economic diversity of the area, too.

In these three books, internationally recognized youth expert Adam Fletcher Sasse shares the story of where he grew up. He exposes the hyperlocal history of a community built on privilege, torn by racism, and reweaving itself through determination. Carefully tracking more than 200 years, Fletcher Sasse shares his research on a variety of topics, including the fur trade, Native Americans, pioneer towns, European immigrants, and the development of the community.

Highlighting the history of North Omaha’s African American community as well, this series exposes Omaha’s systematic and long-standing attitude and actions towards this population. With precise details and dynamic writing, Fletcher Sasse reveals some shocking events, demonstrates intriguing patterns and enlightens a bright pathway towards the future of North Omaha’s history.

I’m excited to share these books with the world, if only because the history of the neighborhood I grew up is so neglected, so forgotten and so denied! Here are descriptions of each book in the series.

North Omaha History: Volume Three by Adam Fletcher Sasse

North Omaha History: Volume Three – (292 pages, 2016) In the final book of the North Omaha History series, Adam Fletcher Sasse reveals more of the lost, hidden, neglected and denied history of this predominantly African American neighborhood. He shares biographies of historical crime bosses and an old woman who smoked stogies; details the role of transportation, and dives deep into the architecture in North Omaha. At the end, he shares a timeline of important people in the community’s history, including political, social, social, athletic, educational, economic, criminal and other figures. The book finishes with a bibliography and comprehensive index. Press Release

North Omaha History: Volume Two by Adam Fletcher Sasse

North Omaha History: Volume Two (282 pages, 2016) From the outset, this book shares the history of education in North Omaha, including pioneer schools, Catholic schools, segregated schools, and more go on display. Fletcher Sasse then pays homage to his love of nature borne in North Omaha. The book details each cemetery in the community, as well as the complete history of lead poisoning in North Omaha. It revisits the civil rights movement, as well as other events such as the 1913 Easter Sunday tornado, mob terrorism, and more. The ending of the book includes a few important tours of the community, as well as a massive timeline of North Omaha history and a comprehensive index. Press Release

North Omaha History: Volume One by Adam Fletcher Sasse

North Omaha History: Volume One (274 pgs, 2016) The opening tome in the North Omaha History series, this book is a powerful intro this predominantly African American community. The book includes the histories of racism; community leaders; and an African American newspaper, as well as a section on 1960s rioting. Red lining in North Omaha is exposed, along with backgrounds on several historic neighborhoods. The appendices include more than 20 tours around North Omaha and a comprehensive index. Press Release

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There is hidden, neglected, denied, lost and forgotten history in North Omaha, Nebraska. Home to the majority of Nebraska’s African American population for more than a century, the community also has a brilliant history among Omaha’s Jewish population, Swedes, Italians, Irish and more. Its history with working class, low-income, upper class and everyday people is enriched by the religious, social, cultural and economic diversity of the area, too.

In these three books, North High School graduate Adam Fletcher Sasse exposes the hyperlocal history of the community in a collection of vibrant, bountiful chapters. Carefully tracking more than 200 years, Fletcher Sasse shares his research on a variety of topics, including the fur trade, Native Americans, pioneer towns, European immigrants, and the development of the community.

Highlighting the history of North Omaha’s African American community as well, this series exposes Omaha’s systematic and long-standing attitude and actions towards this population. With precise details and dynamic writing, Fletcher Sasse reveals some shocking events, demonstrates intriguing patterns and enlightens a bright pathway towards the future of North Omaha’s history.


North Omaha History: Volume Three

North Omaha History: Volume Three by Adam Fletcher Sasse(292 pages, 2016) In the final book of the North Omaha History series, Adam Fletcher Sasse reveals more of the lost, hidden, neglected and denied history of this predominantly African American neighborhood. He shares biographies of historical crime bosses and an old woman who smoked stogies; details the role of transportation, and dives deep into the architecture in North Omaha. At the end, he shares a timeline of important people in the community’s history, including political, social, social, athletic, educational, economic, criminal and other figures. The book finishes with a bibliography and comprehensive index.

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North Omaha History: Volume Two

North Omaha History: Volume Two by Adam Fletcher Sasse(282 pages, 2016) From the outset, this book shares the history of education in North Omaha, including pioneer schools, Catholic schools, segregated schools, and more go on display. Fletcher Sasse then pays homage to his love of nature borne in North Omaha. The book details each cemetery in the community, as well as the complete history of lead poisoning in North Omaha. It revisits the civil rights movement, as well as other events such as the 1913 Easter Sunday tornado, mob terrorism, and more. The ending of the book includes a few important tours of the community, as well as a massive timeline of North Omaha history and a comprehensive index.

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North Omaha History: Volume One by Adam Fletcher Sasse(274 pgs, 2016) The opening tome in the North Omaha History series, this book is a powerful intro this predominantly African American community. The book includes the histories of racism; community leaders; and an African American newspaper, as well as a section on 1960s rioting. Red lining in North Omaha is exposed, along with backgrounds on several historic neighborhoods. The appendices include more than 20 tours around North Omaha and a comprehensive index.

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Recently I was discussing the latest developments happening in the mainstream education conversation today. Student voice is bubbling up more and more frequently across the radar, with folks ranging from curriculum writers to test makers talking about it. Of course, educators continue to share their thoughts on social media, along with students themselves. This is all very powerful, and a wonderful development to finally see emerge after more than a dozen years on the national circuit promoting student voice throughout education.

Increasingly though, I’m concerned about the direction that student voice is taking. It seems most conversations are intent on tokenizing student voice, minimizing the roles students can play in schools. Last year I released a book called The Guide to Student Voice in order to help shift this conversation and move it towards a more holistic, powerful picture of what students can do.

Re-Launch!

Today, I’m pleased to announce the re-release of the SoundOut Program. Based on a curriculum I developed in 2007, today the SoundOut Program has operated in more than 25 districts across the U.S. and Canada, and has been adapted in Australia, Brazil and the U.K. too. With my new promotion, I’m glad to bundle the curriculum itself in several new ways, featuring new elements and activities, and building new relationships with districts and state agencies around the world.

Features now include:

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  • Evaluations
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Over the last six months, I have written more than a dozen articles about youth engagement in the economy. For the first time, I’ve compiled them into a publication and added some important information. A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement in the Economy is a guide addressing youth employment, youth entrepreneurship, youth training, youth banking, youth programs, school classes and other activities. Covering the most forward-thinking about economic youth engagement, this publication is for employers, youth workers, teachers, and others committed to building the economy through youth engagement. Learn more by downloading it today, and share it with your friends, colleagues and networks!

 

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Adam Fletcher’s book, The Practice of Youth Engagementis his most comprehensive work yet, covering theory, activities, reflections, critical thinking and more about the practice and research related to youth today.

In ten chapters, Adam examines 10 practices that integral to youth engagement: 1. Learn The Basics Of Youth Engagement; 2. Name The Reasons For Youth Engagement; 3. Plan For Youth Engagement; 4. Build Youth Engagement; 5. Take Action For Youth Engagement; 6. Assess, Reflect And Celebrate Youth Engagement; 7. See How Youth Engagement Stops; 8. Think Critically About Youth Engagement; 9. Sustain Youth Engagement, and; 10. Engage Adults In Youth Engagement.

He also shares a number of additional tools focused on youth engagement, including the Youth Engagement Assessment Tool; A Short History Of Youth Engagement In The United States; a comprehensive glossary; A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement; and the Youth Engagement Workshop Guide.

There’s a complete bibliography with more than 300 citations of works around the world, as well as the writing that has influenced him most over the years.

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An internationally-recognized consultant and speaker focused on student voice​,​ author​ Adam Fletcher has worked with schools, education agencies, and other organizations across the United States and Canada. ​He is the author the SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum, Student Voice Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook and The Guide to Student Voice. His writing has also been published in education journals and magazines around the world.
 

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