Monday, April 22, 2013

ESL Student Council

Teacher Lisa Dolehide presented a workshop on ESL Student Councils at the State CCAE Conference in Sacramento April 19th and 20th, 2013.  Here is her handout:

ESL Student Councils

Hit the "read more" link to see the handout.

Goals of Student Government

• Give input about programs and policies

• Plan special events or projects

• Fundraise for student activities/program

• Give the student body a "voice"
• Promote culture of shared leadership

• Create authentic learner leadership opportunities

• Model democratic practices

• Create/strengthen community relationships

San Mateo Adult School Student Council

Who: Officers – President, VP, Secretary. All serve a one-year term.

Representatives – two from every classroom

Staff Advisor

What: Discussion of school issues

Votes on money management

Event planning

When: Monthly meetings, morning and evening

Goals of Student Leadership

• Provide opportunities for personal growth

• Provide opportunities for skill development
• Deepen students’ commitment to education

• Grow skills to be an active participant in civil society

“Leadership is a process …”

Kouzes and Posner, The Leadership Challenge


San Mateo Adult School

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Student Leadership

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (1995). The Leadership Challenge.

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

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