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Evans, Brent J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Millions of high school students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which can provide college credit. Using nationally representative data, I identify a diverse set of higher education outcomes that are related to receipt of AP college credit. Institution fixed effects regression reduces bias associated with varying AP credit policies and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement, College Credits, Higher Education
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Le, Vi-Nhuan; Schaack, Diana; Neishi, Kristen; Hernandez, Marc W.; Blank, Rolf – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Policymakers have advocated academic skills building at kindergarten as a way of improving student achievement. However, early childhood educators have concerns with this policy as gains in achievement may come at the expense of children's social-emotional skills. Using a nationally representative data set of kindergartners, we find that advanced…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Teachers, Achievement Gains
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Givens, Jarvis R. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article analyzes Carter G. Woodson's iconic Negro History Week and its impact on Black schools during Jim Crow. Negro History Week introduced knowledge on Afro-diasporic history and culture to schools around the country. As a result of teachers' grassroots organizing, it became a cultural norm in Black schools by the end of the 1930s. This…
Descriptors: African American History, African American Students, Racial Bias, Racial Segregation
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Snell, Julia; Lefstein, Adam – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Teachers are increasingly called on to use dialogic teaching practices to engage active pupil participation in academically challenging classroom discourse. Such practices are in tension with commonly held beliefs about pupil ability as fixed and/or context independent. Moreover, teaching practices that seek to make pupil thinking visible can also…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Self Concept, Ethnography, Case Studies
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San Pedro, Timothy – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article re-stories the navigation of one White female student, Abby, enrolled in a 12th grade ethnic studies course titled Native American literature. Abby reveals tensions, disruptions, and self-discoveries within a course that recentered Indigenous histories and literacies while, concurrently, decentered dominant knowledge systems. Her…
Descriptors: White Students, Females, Grade 12, American Indian Literature
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational History, Educational Change
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MacSwan, Jeff – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Translanguaging is a new term in bilingual education; it supports a heteroglossic language ideology, which views bilingualism as valuable in its own right. Some translanguaging scholars have questioned the existence of discrete languages, further concluding that multilingualism does not exist. I argue that the political use of language names can…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Language Usage
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Watkins, L'Tanya M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The brilliantly developed emphasis in the work of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois on race and the political economy has led many of his readers to misunderstand and underestimate his additional important contributions to and perspectives on education. In addition, some of his work not commonly read by educators as well as his unpublished musings from later…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Racial Bias, African Americans
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Lee, Tiffany S. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article, ''Mohala i ka wai: Cultural Advantage as a Framework for Indigenous Culture-Based Education and Student Outcomes,'' by Shawn Malia Kana'iaupuni, Brandon Ledward, and Nolan Malone, represents an important story and study in Indigenous educational self-determination. Their positioning and findings of culture as an advantage in regard to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Determination
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Núñez, Anne-Marie – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Advancing the educational success of the Latinx population can significantly affect overall postsecondary attainment since Latinxs comprise the largest and fastest growing non-White population in the country yet historically have among the lowest rates of postsecondary attainment (Kelly, Schneider, & Carey, 2010). Arguably, Hispanic-Serving…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Attainment
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Hakuta, Kenji – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article is a commentary on "Evaluating English Learner Reclassification Policy Effects across Districts," by Joseph R. Cimpian, Karen D. Thompson, and Martha B. Makowski, which is a wonderful display of the power of combining current analytic methods, present-day educational data sets, practitioner-researcher collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Lareau, Annette; Jo, Hyejeong – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
This article is a commentary on "Unwrapping the Suburban "Package Deal": Race, Class, and School Access," by Anna Rhodes and Siri Warkentien. Although guided by powerful ideals of equal opportunity, American schools are deeply unequal. As historians of education have taught, children of different racial, ethnic, and class…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Social Class
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Orfield, Gary – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article ''Transforming Educational Experiences in Low-Income Communities'' analyzes the efforts of a highly impoverished small elementary school to provide the kind of wrap-around services children in very poor communities need to give them a fair chance to succeed. For a child from a low-income family, what happens in the non-educational part…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Racial Differences, Educational Research, Educational Experience
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Cohen Kadosh, Roi; Sella, Francesco – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Immordino-Yang and Gotlieb provide an elegant and helpful framework that integrates neuroscientific and education research on social affective development in their article, "Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: Integrating Neuroscientific and Educational Research on Social-Affective Development." Based on previous research,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Neurosciences, Cognitive Development, Social Development
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Lee, Carol D. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Timothy San Pedro and Valerie Kinloch are among a powerful cohort of scholars who are pushing the ontological boundaries surrounding how we think about the conduct of educational research. A longstanding tension in the history of educational research has been conceptualizations of the goal of such work as discovering foundational principles about…
Descriptors: Humanization, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Social Influences
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