Adam Fletcher has inspired and informed me for more than 15 years. The Soundout.org website is incredible and his library of resources truly vast. It is with great pleasure that I share this episode in which Adam provides an overview of his work and talk frankly about adultism and how it hinders true partnership between adults and young people.
Adam Fletcher’s internationally-renowned work is based on growing up as a border-crossing, occasionally homeless low-income kid from the Canadian Rockies to the Midwestern U.S. He has created an on engaging people throughout their lives. The author of 50 books and over 100 published articles, Adam’s work promotes personal engagement, youth voice, student involvement and community empowerment. He earned a Bachelors degree focused on critical pedagogy and youth studies from The Evergreen State College and conducted graduate studies at the University of Washington in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Today, he consults and trains organizations around the world.
You can listen to Episode 6 featuring Adam Fletcher here:
Adam mentioned a number of resources in the podcast and provided these links where you can find out more information.
- SoundOut – Promoting Student Voice
- Whole School Student Involvement
- Meaningful Student Involvement Schools
- Youth in Decision-Making study, Shep Zeldin
- Students teaching teachers, Alison Cook-Sather
- NOVA School
- “Hard lessons in student voice“
Special thanks to the original team for this episode:
- Host: Jean Courtney
- Post-sound production: Andy Berthiaume, Andy.email@example.com
- Graphic and digital media support: Joie Li, firstname.lastname@example.org