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Yoon, Haeny S.; Templeton, Tran Nguyen – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Haeny Yoon and Tran Nguyen Templeton explore the challenges of listening to children in both classrooms and research that purports to center young children. Through two stories from their respective studies, Yoon and Templeton highlight the complexities of following children's leads given the competing agendas situating…
Descriptors: Listening, Young Children, Adults, Childrens Attitudes
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki; McManus, Molly E. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
Early childhood education in grades preK-3 continues to contribute to future school success. Discrimination, however, can still be an obstacle for many children of Latinx immigrants because they often receive less sophisticated and dynamic learning experiences than their white, native-born peers. In this article, Jennifer Keys Adair, Kiyomi…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Kabay, Sarah – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Research on education in low-income countries rarely focuses on grade repetition. When addressed, repetition is typically presented along with early school dropout as the "wasting" of educational resources. Simplifying grade repetition in this way often fails to recognize significant methodological concerns and also overlooks the unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Reyes, Jessica Wolpaw – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Jessica Wolpaw Reyes investigates the link between lead exposure and student achievement in Massachusetts. Childhood exposure to even low levels of lead can adversely affect neurodevelopment, behavior, and cognitive performance. Using a panel dataset of cohorts of children born in the 1990s who were third and fourth graders in the…
Descriptors: Poisoning, Early Experience, Investigations, Academic Achievement
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Auger, Jessie L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay, Jessie L. Auger reflects on the practice of Buddy Editing in her first-grade classroom as an opportunity for student and teacher learning. By explicitly revealing her pedagogical approach and sharing transcripts of students' engagement with her Buddy Editing protocol, Auger presents the dynamics of a learning partnership that…
Descriptors: Editing, Peer Evaluation, Grade 1, Writing Instruction
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Mulvihill, Naomi – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay Naomi Mulvihill uses vignettes from her bilingual kindergarten classroom to explore the dynamic processes by which young children make sense of language, focusing on instances in which she asks her students to compare texts presented in English and Spanish. Using Piaget's concept of disequilibrium as a guiding framework,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Bilingual Education, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Adair, Jennifer Keys – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay, Jennifer Keys Adair aims to clarify the concept of "agency" as a tool for improving the educational experiences of young children in the early grades. She conceptualizes agency in the context of schooling as the ability to influence what and how something is learned in order to expand capabilities, drawing on economic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Empowerment, Learning Experience, Elementary School Students
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Engel, Susan – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this essay, Susan Engel argues that curiosity is both intrinsic to children's development and unfolds through social interactions. Thus, it should be cultivated in schools, even though it is often almost completely absent from classrooms. Calling on well-established research and more recent studies, Engel argues that interactions between…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Learning Activities, Childhood Interests, Teacher Student Relationship
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Paley, Vivian Gussin – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this "Voices Inside Schools" essay, Vivian Gussin Paley brings us into Derek's kindergarten classroom using her characteristic style of listening and recounting from the child's perspective. With delicacy and insight, she reveals the small but significant moments that occur alongside the planned curriculum to illustrate how children author…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Classroom Environment
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Doucet, Fabienne; Marcelin, Louis Herns – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this interview conducted by "Harvard Educational Review" editor Raygine DiAquoi, Fabienne Doucet of New York University and Louis Herns Marcelin of the University of Miami discuss their roles as Haitian American scholars who are participating in Haiti's reconstruction process after the earthquake of January 2010. Each professor…
Descriptors: Haitians, College Faculty, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters
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Katch, Hannah; Katch, Jane – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this Voices Inside Schools essay, Hannah Katch and Jane Katch reflect on gender roles and how they are enacted in the classroom. When Timothy, a student in Jane's kindergarten class, refuses to count himself as one of the boys during a math lesson, Jane begins a conversation about social constructions of gender with her daughter, Hannah.…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Young Children, Kindergarten, Gender Issues
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Wright, Travis – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this portrait, Travis Wright documents young Goddess's capacity for strength in the face of trauma and neglect. Goddess, a sixteen-month-old child who has never laughed, is Wright's first client at his clinical internship during his graduate studies. Drawing on his work with Goddess, her mother, and her teachers, Wright explores the ways in…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Children, Resilience (Psychology), At Risk Persons
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Presidents, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement
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Paley, Vivian Gussin – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In 1986, the "Harvard Educational Review" published Vivian Gussin Paley's article "On Listening to What the Children Say," which detailed the beginnings of her career as a teacher and author. The article described Paley's methods of tape-recording and analyzing her students' daily engagement in "the three Fs: fantasy, fairness, and friendship."…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Fantasy, Play, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wright, Travis – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In this portrait, Travis Wright, writing as a psychology counselor in training, brings the reader into one morning's events in his clinical work with Jorge, a three-year-old boy whose family is experiencing difficult times. Throughout the morning at Jorge's day-care center, Wright encounters scenarios that force him to ask questions about child…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Identity, Masculinity, Child Development
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