Student participation and school success: A study about participation, grades and bullying among 9th grade students in Sweden
2010 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 1, no 2, 97-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the Swedish school law and curriculum it is stated that students shall be participative in their work. They should work in a participative manner and the pedagogical idea is that influence and participation has multiple benefits for the students’ development. In this article the relationship between student participation and school success is examined. By using a theoretically based participation index eight schools were chosen to be closer examined. Success was measured by the schools grades and the level of perceived bullying among the students. Student participation seems to have beneficial effects on the students’ academic and social development. In schools that have higher level of student participation the grades were higher and the level of perceived bullying among the students was lower than schools with a lower level of participation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå School of Education, Umeå university , 2010. Vol. 1, no 2, 97-115 p.
Participation, influence, bullying, grades, school success
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26518OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-26518DiVA: diva2:271662
ProjectsStructure, Culture and Leadership - Prerequisites for Successful Schools?