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Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén A.; Rivière, Dominique – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández and Dominique Rivière examine the discursive frames that students and teachers in four specialized arts high schools in Toronto used in describing their schools as safe environments. The belief that arts high schools are safe is shared by students and teachers, particularly in relationship to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, High Schools, School Safety
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
This article examines how sub-Saharan African families in the United States engage with high schools and the college-going process. Using qualitative methods and the concept of home-school dissonance, Chrystal A. George Mwangi shows how African immigrant families--one of the fastest-growing yet least-studied immigrant groups--develop educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, College Attendance, Cultural Differences
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de los Ríos, Cati V. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Cati V. de los Ríos examines US-Mexican transnational youths' engagement with the Mexican musical genre corridos, border folk ballads, and its subgenre, narcocorridos, folk ballads that illuminate elements of the drug trade and often glamorize drug cartels. She draws from ethnographic methods to present empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Folk Culture, Drug Abuse
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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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Cairns, Kate – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Kate Cairns considers the implications of assessing garden pedagogies, arguing that a rhetoric of effects assumes an essentialist conception of the child-as-educational-output and bolsters a neoliberal vision of social change rooted in personal transformation. Drawing from ethnographic research with youth gardens in Toronto,…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Social Change, Youth Programs
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Lahman, Heddy – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
Western development organizations frequently target youth in conflict settings to participate in peaceful, cooperative activities to promote nation-building and deter violence. In this article, Heddy Lahmann examines the narratives of fifteen youth who participated in a US-funded nonformal arts education program in Afghanistan, which operated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Identification (Psychology), Youth
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Miyazawa, Kaoru – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Karou Miyazawa reflects on how she was both insider and outsider during her fieldwork in Fukushima, Japan, between 2013 and 2016, after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant explosion devastated the region. During her time in Fukushima, Miyazawa experienced the emotions of community members as well as her own, which…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emotional Experience, Memory, Psychological Patterns
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Xiang, Xin – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Xin Xiang investigates what dushu, or "schooling," means for rural senior secondary school students in a high-poverty county in southwestern China. With the persistence of China's rural-urban education inequality and alarming reports about secondary school dropout rates, rural students' and their families' attitudes…
Descriptors: Freedom, Poverty, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences
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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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Choo, Suzanne S. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
With global risks such as terrorism, fundamentalism, and xenophobia permeating our everyday consciousness, there is a pressing need for educators to cultivate in their students a cosmopolitan hospitality toward multiple and marginalized others in the world. Yet, despite growing interest in ethics among literary scholars, theorizations of ethical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Literature, Teaching Methods, Criticism
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Yiu, Lisa – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article, Lisa Yiu examines how migrant students attending public schools in Shanghai perceive teachers as uncaring and how the majority of teachers claim they are disempowered from caring. She contends that recent Shanghai reforms, which aim to "care" for migrant youth through inclusion into public schools, may be having the…
Descriptors: Migrants, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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Kabay, Sarah – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Research on education in low-income countries rarely focuses on grade repetition. When addressed, repetition is typically presented along with early school dropout as the "wasting" of educational resources. Simplifying grade repetition in this way often fails to recognize significant methodological concerns and also overlooks the unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Dyrness, Andrea; Sepúlveda, Enrique, III – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Dyrness and Sepúlveda argue that in El Salvador, young people are participants in a diasporic social imaginary that connects them with Salvadorans and other Latinos in the United States--before they have ever left the country. The authors explore how this transnational relationship manifests in two school communities in San…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Private Schools, Violence
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Marker, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
This essay features three stories of "place-based" leadership in two Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest. Author Michael Marker weaves together stories from Nisga'a Elders in the Nass Valley of British Columbia, Coast Salish Elders in Washington State, and his own experiences as a researcher, teacher educator, and community…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Leadership, Canada Natives, American Indians
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Bellino, Michelle J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Michelle J. Bellino explores contrasting approaches to civic education in two rural schools serving indigenous Maya youth in post-civil war Guatemala. Through comparative ethnography, she examines how youth civic pathways intersect with legacies of authoritarianism while young people shape their identity as members of historically…
Descriptors: Risk, Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Rewards
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