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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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Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Brown, Keffrelyn D.; Brown, Anthony L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2012
In this article, Julian Vasquez Heilig, Keffrelyn Brown, and Anthony Brown offer findings from a close textual analysis of how the Texas social studies standards address race, racism, and communities of color. Using the lens of critical race theory, the authors uncover the sometimes subtle ways that the standards can appear to adequately address…
Descriptors: State Standards, Critical Theory, Social Theories, Racial Factors
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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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Rubin, Beth C.; Hayes, Brian F. – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
Although young people have diverse experiences with civic life, most civic education practices in classrooms fail to recognize this complexity. In this article, Beth C. Rubin and Brian F. Hayes describe the results of a year-long research project that incorporated a new approach to civic learning into public high school social studies classrooms.…
Descriptors: Youth, Action Research, Citizenship Education, United States History