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Jaffe-Walter, Reva; Miranda, Chandler Patton; Lee, Stacey J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
With the rise of nationalism and the current contentious debate on immigration in the US, school leaders and educators are faced with difficult questions about how to negotiate sensitive political topics, including debates on immigration. In this article, Reva Jaffe-Walter, Chandler Patton Miranda, and Stacey J. Lee explore how educators grapple…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Immigration, Politics, Immigrants
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Wallace, Derron – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Derron Wallace examines how Black Caribbean youth perceive and experience stop-and-frisk and stop-and-search practices in New York City and London, respectively, while on their way to and from public schools. Despite a growing body of scholarship on the relationship between policing and schooling in the United States and United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Youth, Police
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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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Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this reflective essay, Laurie H. Rubel, Maren Hall-Wieckert, and Vivian Y. Lim present a design heuristic for teaching mathematics for spatial justice (TMSpJ) based on their development of two curricular modules, one about the state lottery and the other about financial services in a city. Spatial tools, including data visualizations on maps…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Social Justice
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Labaree, David F. – Harvard Educational Review, 1984
Examines the theoretical bases and historical evolution of two promotional policies--merit and social promotion. Offers suggestions for school districts planning to implement stronger promotional standards. (JOW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Principles
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Del Valle, Sandra – Harvard Educational Review, 1998
Although policymakers, courts, and advocacy groups have raised awareness of bilingual education, there is a gap between the remedial model and grassroots community views of bilingual education as enrichment. Support for bilingual education must be recontextualized as a strategy for education reform with leadership from language-minority persons.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Civil Rights, Community Involvement, Court Litigation
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Collins, Sheila D.; And Others – Harvard Educational Review, 1989
Two trade union organizations in New York City have begun a workplace literacy program in response to the needs of adult workers, especially immigrants, for literacy, job skills upgrading, and problem-solving skills. Four case studies tailored to specific needs and workplace settings illustrate the shift in focus from worker literacy to workplace…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications
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Stein, Annie – Harvard Educational Review, 1971
The problems of a large public school system are alleged to be partially caused by institutional racism, negative professional attitudes, and repressive school policies. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Activism, Educational Change, Minority Groups