Student Voice and Teacher Professional Development
Knowledge Exchange and Transformational Learning
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'The ultimate goal of educators’ professional learning is to enhance their positive impact on students. Notably absent in these efforts has been the perspectives of students on how best to accomplish that. In thoughtful and practical ways, David’s book provides long-needed guidance on how to gain and use the essential voice of students in planning effective professional learning experiences for educators. All levels of educators will find his insights helpful.'
—Thomas R. Guskey, Professor Emeritus, University of Kentucky, USA and Senior Research Scholar, University of Louisville, USA'David Morris makes concrete the possibilities for authentic student engagement in teacher professional development. He presents a dialectical engagement between theory and practice through a rich case study, to critique the potential for democracy in schools through students-as-producers of their own educational experiences. Inside a humanist tradition in which empowering relationships emerge, this returns to the idea that the educator must be educated: and who better to do so than the students themselves?'