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Halverson, Erica Rosenfeld; Sheridan, Kimberly M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay, Erica Halverson and Kimberly Sheridan provide the context for research on the maker movement as they consider the emerging role of making in education. The authors describe the theoretical roots of the movement and draw connections to related research on formal and informal education. They present points of tension between making…
Descriptors: Design, Design Crafts, Educational Research, Essays
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Holst, John D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this article, John Holst presents findings of his historical research on Paulo Freire's educational work in Chile from 1964 to 1969. Freire's "Education as the Practice of Freedom", which was written in 1965 from notes he brought from Brazil, was informed by a liberal developmentalist outlook. In contrast, his "Pedagogy of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Critical Theory
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Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe – Harvard Educational Review, 2005
Ellen Lagemann focuses on developments within the history of education to examine questions about the role of humanities research in the study of education--an issue which has plagued education scholarship since its inception. In this article, Lagemann demonstrates that scholars of education have sought to base their work on factual or…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Humanities, Educational Research, Educational History
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Egan, Kieran – Harvard Educational Review, 2005
In this article, Kieran Egan contests the scientific foundations of Piaget's developmental theories and the scientific basis of much educational research. In so doing, he pushes researchers and practitioners alike to rethink the centrality of Piaget's tenets to teaching and learning. Egan traces the history of the developmental literature that…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Learning Theories
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Potts, David B. – Harvard Educational Review, 1977
Reviews evidence that suggests that institutions of higher learning were increasingly accessible to students from less wealthy backgrounds between 1800 and 1860, that their curricula became more flexible, and that enrollments grew increasingly rapid during this period. (Editor)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Educational History, Educational Research, Enrollment Trends
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Lazerson, Marvin – Harvard Educational Review, 1973
Book presents an historical framework for understanding and reforming the present. (Author)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational History
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Kirp, David L. – Harvard Educational Review, 1976
In this study of San Francisco's experience with desegregation, the author examines the political background that led to recourse to the federal district court, the constitutional context within which the case was decided, and the implementation of the decision. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Case Studies, Court Litigation, Educational History