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Building the capacity for student leadership in high school: a review of organizational mechanisms from the field of student voice

Lindsay Lyons (Department of Leadership and Change, Antioch University , Oak Ridge, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA)
Marc Brasof ( Arcadia University , Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Article publication date: 16 April 2020

Issue publication date: 15 May 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to understand the organizational mechanisms by which schools can increase opportunities for student leadership.

Design/methodology/approach

A review of the student voice literature conducted in high schools was used to identify organizational mechanisms for enhancing student leadership.

Findings

Five leadership-fostering organizational mechanisms were identified: consistency, research, group makeup, governance structure and recognition.

Originality/value

This paper examines the existing body of student voice research to identify organizational mechanisms for fostering student leadership in schools. Researchers can use this to operationalize student leadership mechanisms and study their impact. Practitioners can implement these mechanisms in schools to support youth leadership development.

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Citation

Lyons, L. and Brasof, M. (2020), "Building the capacity for student leadership in high school: a review of organizational mechanisms from the field of student voice", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 58 No. 3, pp. 357-372. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEA-05-2019-0077

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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