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    agency and ownership

    How should I understand "agency and ownership" underlined in the following sentence? THanks!

    The bold architect of the programme, Stewart Hay, had a vision plus an incredible act of faith, believing that young people, entrusted with agency and ownership, would quickly learn to lead and to share leadership when faced with new and sometimes formidable obstacles.

    (This is the first paragraph on this webpage, here is the link: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset...406-en#page101)


    (The author is John MacBeath, a professor emeritus from Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I cited the quotation from Chapter 3 "Leading learning in a world of change" of a report titled "Leadership for 21st century learning" published by OECD in 2013.)

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    Re: agency and ownership

    To me it means something along the lines of:

    "believing that young people, entrusted with agency [in this context, the ability to lead] and [to take] ownership [for it], would quickly learn to lead and share leadership when faced with new and sometimes formidable obstacles."

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    Re: agency and ownership

    Got it! This really makes sense.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Jul-2015 at 09:15. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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