Here I reflect on youth engagement when I was young to learn about neglecting to prep for Modern Youth Leadership.
The vision of student/adult partnerships are at the core of Meaningful Student Involvement. The idea was that students could learn more effectively by partnering with teachers and other adults in the education system to provide vision, connection and support in learning, teaching and leadership. We have learned a LOT from our work in this area!
In a recent interview about adultism, the interviewer asked me whether adultism affects education. Here’s my answer: All parts of society meant to address youth are compromised through adultism, especially education. The very premise of compulsory schools – forcing youth to attend – was originally meant to intervene against child labor. However, its become a […]