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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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Lomawaima, K. Tsianina – Harvard Educational Review, 2000
Such issues as access to subjects; data ownership, analysis, and interpretation; and control over findings reflect a struggle for power between researchers and American Indian tribes. Responsible, respectful scholarship demonstrates understanding of the historical relationship between Native Americans and academics and of the new research…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Metz, Mary Haywood – Harvard Educational Review, 2000
Traces the development of qualitative methodology to the Chicago School of sociologists in the 1920s. Distinguishes between qualitative methods and qualitative methodology and between anthropological and sociological approaches. Expresses concern that some types of research may co-opt the qualitative label and replace ethnography. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Educational Research, Ethnography, Higher Education
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Lavin, David E.; And Others – Harvard Educational Review, 1979
No definite evidence has demonstrated declining standards resulting from City University of New York's open-admissions policy. Argues that the policy has successfully reduced educational inequities. Basing conclusions on a study of the first three open-admissions classes, examines effects on university's ethnic composition, integration at various…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Access to Education, College Graduates