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Carey, Roderick L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, Roderick L. Carey draws from social-psychological perspectives on mattering to argue that Black boys and young men have yet to achieve comprehensive mattering in social and educational contexts. Positing that Black boys and young men find their social and school lives framed by marginal mattering, which is realized through social…
Descriptors: Males, Social Bias, Educational Environment, Racial Bias
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Vakil, Sepehr – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Sepehr Vakil argues that a more serious engagement with critical traditions in education research is necessary to achieve a justice-centered approach to equity in computer science (CS) education. With CS rapidly emerging as a distinct feature of K-12 public education in the United States, calls to expand CS education are often…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Concept, Access to Education, Role
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Jabbar, Huriya – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article Huriya Jabbar examines how the regulatory environment in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans has influenced choice, incentives, and competition among schools. While previous research has highlighted the mechanisms of competition and individual choice--the "invisible hand"--and the creation of markets in education, Jabbar…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Incentives, Competition, School Choice
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Brown, Tara A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Youth involved in illegal street activities such as drug trafficking and violence are at high risk for school failure and other negative outcomes. Research often seeks to identify what is "wrong" with them, what makes them different from "normal" youth, but relatively few studies focus on variations in how youth engage in and…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Young Adults
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Gonzales, Roberto G.; Heredia, Luisa L.; Negrón-Gonzales, Genevieve – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Roberto G. Gonzales, Luisa L. Heredia, and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales present a nuanced assessment of how undocumented immigrant students in the United States experience the public educational system. Though the landmark 1982 Supreme Court ruling "Plyler v. Doe" has resulted in hundreds of thousands of undocumented…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, Student Experience, Public Education
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Brighouse, Harry; Schouten, Gina – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay, Harry Brighouse and Gina Schouten outline four standards for judging whether to support the chartering of a new school within a given jurisdiction. The authors pose the following questions to a hypothetical school board member: Will the school increase equality of opportunity? Will it benefit the least-advantaged students in the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standards, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Ishimaru, Ann M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this ethnographic case study, Ann M. Ishimaru examines how a collaboration emerged and evolved between a low-income Latino parent organizing group and the leadership of a rapidly changing school district. Using civic capacity and community organizing theories, Ishimaru seeks to understand the role of parents, goals, strategies, and change…
Descriptors: School Districts, Community Organizations, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
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Booth, Eric – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this reflective essay, Eric Booth utilizes his Habits of Mind for Creative Engagement to offer two suggestions for intensifying the impact of arts learning in schools. Booth's first suggestion redefines what artistic engagement really means and where it can contribute to creative learning. His second suggestion advocates for the use of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Learner Engagement, Cognitive Processes
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Hill, Heather C.; Grossman, Pam – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this article, Heather C. Hill and Pam Grossman discuss the current focus on using teacher observation instruments as part of new teacher evaluation systems being considered and implemented by states and districts. They argue that if these teacher observation instruments are to achieve the goal of supporting teachers in improving instructional…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Measures (Individuals), Observation, Feedback (Response)
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Donato, Ruben; Hanson, Jarrod S. – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
The history of Mexican American school segregation is complex, often misunderstood, and currently unresolved. The literature suggests that Mexican Americans experienced de facto segregation because it was local custom and never sanctioned at the state level in the American Southwest. However, the same literature suggests that Mexican Americans…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Boards of Education, Mexican Americans
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Bryk, Anthony S.; Harding, Heather; Greenberg, Sharon – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
In this article, Anthony Bryk, Heather Harding, and Sharon Greenberg report on a roundtable jointly sponsored by Teach For America and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The authors brought together a group of scholars and practitioners with a broad range of perspectives and asked them to explore several questions related to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Context Effect, Teacher Recruitment
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Johnson, Susan Moore – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
In this article, Susan Moore Johnson calls for a balanced approach to improving teaching and learning, one that focuses on both teachers and the contexts in which they work. Drawing on over a decade of research on the experiences of new teachers, Johnson argues that focusing on the effectiveness of individuals while ignoring how their schools are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Organization, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Characteristics
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Papay, John P. – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
In this article, John Papay argues that teacher evaluation tools should be assessed not only on their ability to measure teacher performance accurately, but also on how well they inform and support ongoing teacher development. He looks at two major approaches to teacher evaluation reform: value-added measures and standards-based evaluations. Papay…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Sullivan, Jeremy P. – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
In this article, Jeremy Sullivan explores the history of teacher evaluations in Montgomery County, Maryland. He describes how, over the course of three decades, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) established itself as a strong and powerful professional association and leveraged its power to institutionalize a more collaborative…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Educational History, Teacher Associations
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Hermes, Mary; Bang, Megan; Marin, Ananda – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
Endangered Indigenous languages have received little attention within the American educational research community. However, within Native American communities, language revitalization is pushing education beyond former iterations of culturally relevant curriculum and has the potential to radically alter how we understand culture and language in…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indian Education, Language Maintenance, Indigenous Knowledge
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