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Carey, Roderick L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, Roderick L. Carey draws from social-psychological perspectives on mattering to argue that Black boys and young men have yet to achieve comprehensive mattering in social and educational contexts. Positing that Black boys and young men find their social and school lives framed by marginal mattering, which is realized through social…
Descriptors: Males, Social Bias, Educational Environment, Racial Bias
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Vakil, Sepehr – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Sepehr Vakil argues that a more serious engagement with critical traditions in education research is necessary to achieve a justice-centered approach to equity in computer science (CS) education. With CS rapidly emerging as a distinct feature of K-12 public education in the United States, calls to expand CS education are often…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Concept, Access to Education, Role
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Jabbar, Huriya – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article Huriya Jabbar examines how the regulatory environment in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans has influenced choice, incentives, and competition among schools. While previous research has highlighted the mechanisms of competition and individual choice--the "invisible hand"--and the creation of markets in education, Jabbar…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Incentives, Competition, School Choice
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Brown, Tara A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Youth involved in illegal street activities such as drug trafficking and violence are at high risk for school failure and other negative outcomes. Research often seeks to identify what is "wrong" with them, what makes them different from "normal" youth, but relatively few studies focus on variations in how youth engage in and…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, At Risk Persons, Delinquency, Young Adults
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Gonzales, Roberto G.; Heredia, Luisa L.; Negrón-Gonzales, Genevieve – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Roberto G. Gonzales, Luisa L. Heredia, and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales present a nuanced assessment of how undocumented immigrant students in the United States experience the public educational system. Though the landmark 1982 Supreme Court ruling "Plyler v. Doe" has resulted in hundreds of thousands of undocumented…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, Student Experience, Public Education
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Brighouse, Harry; Schouten, Gina – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay, Harry Brighouse and Gina Schouten outline four standards for judging whether to support the chartering of a new school within a given jurisdiction. The authors pose the following questions to a hypothetical school board member: Will the school increase equality of opportunity? Will it benefit the least-advantaged students in the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standards, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Booth, Eric – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this reflective essay, Eric Booth utilizes his Habits of Mind for Creative Engagement to offer two suggestions for intensifying the impact of arts learning in schools. Booth's first suggestion redefines what artistic engagement really means and where it can contribute to creative learning. His second suggestion advocates for the use of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creativity, Learner Engagement, Cognitive Processes
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Enriquez, Laura E. – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
Drawing from the educational experiences of fifty-four undocumented immigrant college students, Laura E. Enriquez seeks to uncover the concrete ways in which social capital is used to successfully navigate K-12 educational institutions and pursue a higher education. Enriquez argues that there is a need for a more grounded understanding of how…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Social Networks, Educational Experience
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Schimmel, David; Militello, Matthew – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In this article, David Schimmel and Matthew Militello document the legal knowledge and training of teachers based on a survey of more than thirteen hundred K-12 respondents in seventeen states. The findings from this study suggest that most educators (1) are uninformed or misinformed about student and teacher rights; (2) have taken no course in…
Descriptors: Teacher Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, School Law, Teacher Certification
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Paige, Rod – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this essay, former secretary of education Rod Paige depicts the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as the culmination of more than half a century of urgent but largely unheeded calls for reform of the nation's public education system. He explains the rationale for the design of NCLB and responds to several criticisms of the legislation, including…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Education, Educational Change, Public Schools
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Sternberg, Betty J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this essay, Betty J. Sternberg argues that the increased money and time spent on meeting the summative testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) adds little to the existing "gold standard" testing conducted by the State of Connecticut. Sternberg highlights the challenges faced by one state in meeting the requirements…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Testing, Academic Achievement
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Nieto, Sonia – Harvard Educational Review, 2005
What have been some of the high points and disappointments of K-12 education over the past 75 years? How have shifting demographics in terms of race, ethnicity, social class and other differences shaped the educational experiences of various segments of the U.S. population? Sonia Nieto examines these questions, beginning with a discussion of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Academic Achievement, Underachievement
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Claveria, Julio Vargas; Alonso, Jesus Gomez – Harvard Educational Review, 2003
Proposes a new approach to educational research with the Roma people based on intersubjective dialogue and egalitarian relationships between researchers and subjects. Frames these suggestions within the context of historical discrimination against the Roma and their disaffection with schooling. (Contains 88 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Goldhaber, Dan D.; Eide, Eric R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2002
Despite pressure for school choice, empirical evidence of its academic effects, especially on minority urban students, is mixed. Examination of evidence on public-private sector competition shows some improvement in public school efficiency. However, there is little evidence of the positive or negative impact of charter schools and vouchers.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kardos, Susan M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2002
In the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust, clandestine schooling became a form of resistance to Nazi attempts to eradicate Jewish culture. A variety of community groups provided schooling that attempted to give a sense of normalcy as well as hope. (Contains 144 endnotes.) (SK)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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