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Grissom, Jason A.; Redding, Christopher; Bleiberg, Joshua F. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, Jason A. Grissom, Christopher Redding, and Joshua F. Bleiberg investigate the receipt of gifted services based on the socioeconomic status (SES) of elementary school students and their families. Using nationally representative longitudinal data, they show that gaps in the receipt of gifted services between the highest and lowest SES…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Access to Education, Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Joseph, Nicole M.; Hailu, Meseret F.; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Nicole Joseph, Meseret Hailu, and Jamaal Matthews argue that Black girls' oppression in the United States is largely related to the dehumanization of their personhood, which extends to various institutions, including secondary schools and, especially, mathematics classrooms. They contend that one way to engage in educational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Gender Bias
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Chang, Ethan – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this comparative ethnographic case study, Ethan Chang examines the politics of digital education reform. Drawing on new institutional theory and boundary work, he investigates how two digital technology nonprofit organizations in California drew boundaries to define themselves and ensure their survival in a competitive organizational field. He…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
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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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Alim, H. Samy; Baglieri, Susan; Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Paris, Django; Rose, David H.; Valente, Joseph Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In the fall of 2016, the "Harvard Educational Review" ("HER") published "Cross-Pollinating Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning: Toward an Inclusive Pedagogy that Accounts for Dis/Ability" by Federico R. Waitoller, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Talent, Inclusion
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Thorius, Kathleen A. King; Waitoller, Federico R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
Here Kathleen A. King Thorius and Federico R. Waitoller respond to "Harvard Educational Review's" Spring 2017 forum on their 2016 article "Cross-Pollinating Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning: Toward an Inclusive Pedagogy That Accounts for Dis/Ability." The forum invited six scholars from the field…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Culturally Relevant Education, Access to Education, Inclusion
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Lozenski, Brian D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Brian D. Lozenski explores why Gloria Ladson-Billings's 2006 pronouncement of the nation's "education debt," as opposed to "achievement gap," has not gained traction in the national discourse around educational disparity. He contends that education debt is a more nuanced, historically based, and generative…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Bhabha, Jacqueline; Fuller, Arlan; Matache, Margareta; Vranješevic, Jelena; Chernoff, Miriam C.; Spasic, Boris; Ivanis, Jelena – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, the authors present data gathered in the Reclaiming Adolescence research project, which investigated the educational hardships of Roma youth by comparing their experiences with their non-Roma peers' in Belgrade, Serbia. Serious inequalities in access to secondary and tertiary education affect the life and career opportunities of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Minority Groups, Leadership, Social Bias
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano add a new dimension to the literature on social justice in education and constructive-developmental theory by exploring how adult developmental theory can shed new light on the challenges and opportunities of teaching and leading for social justice. Drawing from their decades of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Race, Identification (Psychology), Adult Development
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Waitoller, Federico R.; Thorius, Kathleen A. King – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article, Federico R. Waitoller and Kathleen A. King Thorius extend recent discussions on culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) in order to explicitly account for student dis/ability. The authors engage in this work as part of an inclusive education agenda. Toward this aim, they discuss how CSP and universal design for learning will benefit…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Talent, Inclusion
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Vossoughi, Shirin; Hooper, Paula K.; Escudé, Meg – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this essay, Shirin Vossoughi, Paula Hooper, and Meg Escudé advance a critique of branded, culturally normative definitions of making and caution against their uncritical adoption into the educational sphere. The authors argue that the ways making and equity are conceptualized can either restrict or expand the possibility that the growing maker…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Working Class
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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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Sanchez, Ruben Elias Canedo; So, Meng L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this essay, Ruben Elias Canedo Sanchez and Meng L. So share the history and development of the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California, Berkeley. In describing the creation of the program, the authors offer reflections on the strategies employed to holistically support undocumented students' success on campus. By drawing on…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, State Universities, Holistic Approach, Equal Education
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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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