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Masta, Stephanie – Berkeley Review of Education, 2019
In this article, I analyze, evaluate, and problematize the structure of settler colonialism and demonstrate how it is a process that remains entrenched in the U.S. educational system. I build on previous work done on settler colonial ideology by linking structural forms of settler colonial power to the lived experiences of Indigenous students,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Ideology, Higher Education, Foreign Policy
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McClung, Nicola A.; Barry, Elaine; Neebe, Diana; Mere-Cook, Yvette; Wang, Qi; Gonzalez-Balsam, Millie – Berkeley Review of Education, 2019
Students' freedom of choice is critical to promoting equity and literacy in the classroom. When students choose what they read, they are more likely to find books that represent their lives, interests, and personal desires and feel that they are autonomous and can self-regulate learning. Previous research suggests that offering choice during…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Literacy, Personal Autonomy, Reading Material Selection
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Garcia, Antero; Mirra, Nicole – Berkeley Review of Education, 2019
This manuscript examines how national reading policies in the United States shape specific kinds of civic identities for K-12 students. We engage in a thematic discourse analysis of two contemporary national policy documents--the "Common Core State Standards" ("CCSS") and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yoon, Irene H. – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
Racial humor among students of color presents a sociopolitical dilemma for teachers, requiring rapid calculations of if and how to respond in ways that support an inclusive and equitable classroom climate. This analysis uses two instances of racial humor in an elementary classroom to unpack a White teacher's responses to students of color who were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Racial Bias, Teaching Methods, Socialization
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Casey, Zachary A.; McCanless, Michael J. – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
This paper analyzes the work of Herbert M. Kliebard, not only as a curricular historian, but also as a curricular theorist. We focus on his approach to studying the history of education and curriculum as a methodological framework for understanding the purpose of education. Next, we explore two important curricular events in the 1930s: The…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Curriculum Research, Curriculum, Educational History
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Shamash, Rebecca – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
This article addresses how the elite class in the United States is (re)produced by and through institutions of higher education, especially the most selective institutions. Through a review of critical, interdisciplinary research on socioeconomic inequality, elitism, and higher education, this paper begins with an overview of contemporary economic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Neoliberalism, Advantaged
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Buttimer, Christopher John – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
This study explores the challenges and successes that two public school teachers experienced while implementing youth participatory action research (YPAR) with their students in core academic classrooms. Most academic studies of YPAR have focused on university-based researchers implementing YPAR with youth outside school settings or in special…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Public School Teachers, Ethnography
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Caffrey, Genevieve Erker; Rogers, Rebecca – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
Inspired by critical literacy practices, sixth-grade students at Carter Elementary designed, curated, and publicly displayed a museum exhibit to expose and confront issues of social justice. Through this case study of one display within the exhibit, we analyze the ideas and stances represented in each of its artifacts and investigate how,…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Critical Literacy, Elementary School Students, Social Justice
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Rumberger, Alyson T. – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
I examine one set of elementary school library standards (New York City School Library System, n.d.) in an effort to analyze the impact that the standards might have on literacy experiences for young children in one urban school setting. Employing a critical discourse analysis framework, I examine the language that the Empire State Information…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Literacy Education, School Libraries, Standards
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Felix, Eric R. – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
A critical function of community college is providing students with pathways to a bachelor's degree through transfer. Although students hold high aspirations of transferring, their rates of success are extremely low. In California, policymakers have used legislation as a primary mechanism of addressing transfer inefficiencies in the state's tiered…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Ethnography
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Clement, Davis – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
Teach For America (TFA) corps members in reflecting on their experiences, have described their motivations to join the program as idealistic, ambitious, and "profound drives to effect educational change" (Crawford-Garrett, 2012, p. 27) that eventually had to be reconciled with unexpected, harsh realities--both in their placement schools…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Social Attitudes
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Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Samayoa, Andrés Castro; Corral, Daniel – Berkeley Review of Education, 2017
Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) emerged in response to a history of racial inequity and social injustice due to racial and ethnic minorities' lack of access to Predominately White Institutions (PWIs). Enrolling 20% of the nation's college students, MSIs are an integral part of U.S. higher education. The purpose of this paper is to highlight…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Institutional Characteristics, Performance Based Assessment, Low Income
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Carter, Prudence L.; Nasir, Na'ilah Suad – Berkeley Review of Education, 2017
The following is a transcript of an interview between the Dean of the University of California (UC) Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, Prudence Carter, and UC Berkeley's outgoing Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, Na'ilah Suad Nasir, recorded at the 2017 Graduate School of Education Research Day.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Schools of Education, Deans, Access to Education
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Eckes, Suzanne E. – Berkeley Review of Education, 2017
This article examines an education policy matter that involves homophobic speech in public schools. Using legal research methods, two federal circuit court opinions that have examined the tension surrounding anti-LGBTQ student expression are analyzed. This legal analysis provides non-lawyers some insight into the current realities of student…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Homosexuality, Public Schools, Educational Policy
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Freas, Adam; Limon-Guzman, Jesus – Berkeley Review of Education, 2017
Before the start of this past fall semester, a large Northern California community college, celebrated its 100th anniversary. One of the lead programs featured a panel of current faculty, staff, and students, in addition to a former Japanese American student who attended the college during World War II. Her story offered an opportunity for to…
Descriptors: Elections, Reflection, Community Colleges, Public Opinion
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