What Do Kids Think About School? The Answers Might Surprise You…

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Date: 1 Aug 2018 | By: JOSEPHINE LISTER | Story Source: HundrED ~ Go to Original Article


What do kids think about school? It’s a question that we should all be asking when trying to improve education, whether you’re a policymaker, a parent, a teacher or a school leader. Asking young people their opinion on education doesn’t seem like a radical idea, considering they’re the ones actually in the midst of the system, but few research papers and governing bodies actually take the time to include student voice.

‘I was surprised by how little attention was given to incorporating student voice and opinion across stakeholders (in education),’ says Frederika Warren, Research Assistant at HundrED and co-author of ‘Every Child To Flourish’, published in June 2018. So the research team at HundrED decided to do something about it.

As a part of their report, the team conducted a student survey, questioning 322 students who were educated in 19 countries and identified as 56 different ethnicities. ‘At HundrED we are encouraging