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Making sense of student agency in the early grades in Phi Delta Kappan

Description: The call for developing student agency is needed now more than ever in schools, and current educational reform efforts would be enhanced if policymakers and administrators would recognize the potential of student agency. By providing educational contexts in which agency can be nurtured, educators create contexts where students are in charge of their learning and imagine alternative possibilities and pathways. Such rich learning spaces can provide generative contexts where students can problem solve, imagine, and create new possibilities. In this article, a conceptual framework of student agency is provided with relevant strategies for educators and researchers.

Vaughn, M. (2018). Making sense of student agency in the early grades. Phi Delta Kappan.99 (7), 62-66.