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Smith, Clint – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
While policy makers and scholars often measure the success of prison education programs by quantitative outcomes such as recidivism and post-release employment, there is a gap in the literature with regard to how these programs facilitate community building, identity development, and agency. For the 159,000 people serving life sentences in the…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Role of Education, Writing Instruction
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Carlock, Russell H., Jr. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Adult English as a second language (ESL) educators have struggled to move beyond skills-based instruction to implement more student-centered, contextualized pedagogy that prepares students to become active citizens and to solve real-world problems, even as the growing number of immigrants make adult education increasingly important for determining…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Action, Activism, Immigrants
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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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Knight, David J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this article, David J. Knight investigates where and when Black and Latino male adolescents engage in self-disclosure--sharing their emotions, thoughts, and social perceptions--with their peers. Building from asset-based research and ecological theories of development, Knight analyzes in-depth interviews and finds that these adolescents may…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, African Americans
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Kotin, Alison; Aguirre McGregor, Stella; Pellecchia, DeAnna; Schatz, Ingrid; Liu, Shaw Pong – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this essay, Alison Kotin, Stella Aguirre McGregor, DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz, and Shaw Pong Liu reflect on their experiences working with public high school students to create "Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward.," a performative response to current and historical acts of civil disobedience. The authors--a group of instructors…
Descriptors: Art Education, High School Students, Public Schools, Civil Disobedience
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Deckman, Sherry L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In recounting the history and present dynamics in the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, Sherry Deckman presents a portrait of what it means to leave a space better than you found it through song. The story of Kuumba--Harvard's oldest black student organization and now its largest multicultural organization--is told through the experiences of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Organizations, Power Structure, Student Diversity
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Burkholder, Zoe – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this article, Zoe Burkholder explores the historical interplay of the emergence of tolerance education in the United States and the rise of black educational activism in Boston. By uncovering a pointed lack of tolerance education in Boston and a widespread promotion of tolerance education in other cities in the early half of the twentieth…
Descriptors: African American Students, Multicultural Education, Civil Rights, School Desegregation
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Marinell, William H. – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this Voices Inside Schools essay, William Marinell describes the efforts of a public school teacher to improve her students' writing by attempting to increase their connectivity to their community. By designing photojournalism projects that prompt students to capture their authentic experiences, the teacher hopes to challenge the students'…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Photojournalism, Writing Improvement, Public School Teachers
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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
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Young, Eva; Padilla, Mariwilda – Harvard Educational Review, 1990
Describes the development and structure of Mujeres Unidas en Accion, Inc., a nonprofit community-based agency in Dorchester, Massachusetts, that offers educational programs to low-income Latina women, and looks closely at one of its educational components, the Spanish program. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Programs, Cooperatives, English (Second Language)
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Brenzel, Barbara – Harvard Educational Review, 1980
This history of Lancaster, a nineteenth-century reform school for poor girls, illustrates the change in reform ideology from belief in the efficacy of family-style environment to concern for protecting the social order from "hereditarily deviant" children. The role of institutions as mechanisms for social control of the poor and of women…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Theories, Children, Delinquent Rehabilitation
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Johnson, Susan Moore – Harvard Educational Review, 1980
In response to declining enrollments, some local school districts are using performance criteria to determine the order of teacher layoffs. The difficulties of implementing this practice are illustrated by the experiences of four Massachusetts school districts. Interviews with principals reveal the adverse impact upon teacher-principal relations…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Employment Practices, Evaluation Criteria, Institutional Autonomy