Having thought about the last blog – the question came to mind ‘SO WHAT?” Really what difference does it make if students have ‘voice’ or not.
Clearly there is a lot of will towards saying that students have voice. A recent idea from the Victorian Department of Education was to make it mandatory for students to be on school councils / governing boards with voting rights.
At face value this would be a simple way of giving students power to make rules and allocate resources. I think that there is more to it than that especially at the primary level.