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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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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)