Student participation

The accompanying diagram is from the website, 'Toolkit for youth inclusion in democracy, human rights, and governance'. It is designed by Harry Shier and based on Hart’s ladder of participation. A full description can be accessed by following the link below. The model focuses on the behaviours of adults that support youth participation, with each step being a progression to a higher degree of participation.

The model also highlights the need to create local policies in order to “obligate” a school to youth participation practice.

Pathways to participation