Is Responsiveness to Student Voice Related to Academic Outcomes? Strengthening the Rationale for Student Voice in School Reform seems like a pretty important new study. It’s by Joseph Kahne, Benjamin Bowyer, Jessica Marshall, and Erica Hodgin, and it’s NOT behind a paywall.
You can also read a summary by the authors here.
Though they don’t appear to provide many details in their study about how they define “student voice,” they do refer to a very good American Progress article that describes lots of examples, including student surveys, “student perspectives on governing bodies,” student journalism, student-led conferences, “democratic classroom practices,” “youth participatory action research,” and personalized learning.
Addendum: See a review of this same research at Ed Week.