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Russell, S. Garnett – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
While there has been a rise in human rights education at the global level, little attention has been paid to how it is integrated into schools in the United States. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in two diverse high schools across an academic year, S. Garnett Russell investigates the extent to which human rights education…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Fairbanks, Colleen M.; Crooks, Penny Mason; Ariail, Mary – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this article, Fairbanks, Crooks, and Ariail followed Esme Martinez, a Spanish-speaking Latina, from the sixth grade to the eleventh grade, focusing on her perspectives of schooling and her shifting identities related to home, school, friendships, and future. Drawing on the construct of artifacts, a sociohistorical concept that understands…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Identification (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns
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Rios-Rojas, Anne – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
Using ethnographic fieldwork conducted in a public high school located in the greater Barcelona area, Anne Rios-Rojas focuses on the experiences of immigrant youth as they negotiate a sense of belonging in an ever more globalized society. Rios-Rojas pays particular attention to the multiple and at times contradictory ways in which youth maneuver…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, High Schools, Immigrants
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Moje, Elizabeth Birr; Overby, Melanie; Tysvaer, Nicole; Morris, Karen – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this article, Elizabeth Birr Moje, Melanie Overby, Nicole Tysvaer, and Karen Morris challenge some of the prevailing myths about adolescents and their choices related to reading. The reading practices of youth from one urban community are examined using mixed methods in an effort to define what, how often, and why adolescents choose to read. By…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Networks, Social Capital, Novels
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Metzger, Margaret – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In this Voices Inside Schools essay, a veteran teacher shares her reflections on a classroom unit entitled "How Language Reveals Character." The goal of the unit is to help adolescents read and write critically through an exploration of literary characters' language. Beginning by drawing on adolescents' fascination with one another,…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Literary Criticism