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Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén A.; Rivière, Dominique – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández and Dominique Rivière examine the discursive frames that students and teachers in four specialized arts high schools in Toronto used in describing their schools as safe environments. The belief that arts high schools are safe is shared by students and teachers, particularly in relationship to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, High Schools, School Safety
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
This article examines how sub-Saharan African families in the United States engage with high schools and the college-going process. Using qualitative methods and the concept of home-school dissonance, Chrystal A. George Mwangi shows how African immigrant families--one of the fastest-growing yet least-studied immigrant groups--develop educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, College Attendance, Cultural Differences
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Joseph, Nicole M.; Hailu, Meseret F.; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Nicole Joseph, Meseret Hailu, and Jamaal Matthews argue that Black girls' oppression in the United States is largely related to the dehumanization of their personhood, which extends to various institutions, including secondary schools and, especially, mathematics classrooms. They contend that one way to engage in educational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Gender Bias
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Kolluri, Suneal – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Rigorous learning opportunities at high schools in low-income neighborhoods are limited and ineffective, and in these settings the Advanced Placement (AP) program has mostly eluded successful implementation. In this study, Suneal Kolluri analyzes two schools in the same low-income, Latinx neighborhood that, despite comparable numerical gains, have…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Advanced Placement Programs, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students
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Potocnick, Stephanie; May, Sarah F.; Flores, Lisa Y. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Research on state-level immigration policies and health in the United States is limited. In this article Stephanie Potochnick, Sarah May, and Lisa Flores address the gap in research on state-level immigration policies and health in the US by examining the health implications of in-state resident tuition (IRT) policies and their effects. As one of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, High School Students, College Students, Tuition
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Wamsted, Jay – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
The high-poverty urban school building is a prime environment for racial misunderstanding between teenagers and adults: most teachers are white and middle class, while most students are nonwhite and live near the poverty line. In this reflective essay, Jay Wamsted, a white teacher, examines the complicated nature of a teacher-student relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Racial Bias
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Jaffe-Walter, Reva; Miranda, Chandler Patton; Lee, Stacey J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
With the rise of nationalism and the current contentious debate on immigration in the US, school leaders and educators are faced with difficult questions about how to negotiate sensitive political topics, including debates on immigration. In this article, Reva Jaffe-Walter, Chandler Patton Miranda, and Stacey J. Lee explore how educators grapple…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Immigration, Politics, Immigrants
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Grinage, Justin – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Justin Grinage investigates how black youth experience and contest racial trauma using racial melancholia, a psychoanalytic conception of grief, as a framework for understanding the nonpathologized endurance of black resistance to racism. Examining data from a yearlong ethnographic study, Grinage engages the notion that…
Descriptors: Grief, Trauma, Racial Bias, Resistance (Psychology)
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de los Ríos, Cati V. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Cati V. de los Ríos examines US-Mexican transnational youths' engagement with the Mexican musical genre corridos, border folk ballads, and its subgenre, narcocorridos, folk ballads that illuminate elements of the drug trade and often glamorize drug cartels. She draws from ethnographic methods to present empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Folk Culture, Drug Abuse