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Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Stornaiuolo, Amy – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this essay, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Amy Stornaiuolo explore new trends in reader response for a digital age, particularly the phenomenon of bending texts using social media. They argue that bending is one form of "restorying," a process by which people reshape narratives to represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences that…
Descriptors: Social Media, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Critical Theory
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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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Espino, Michelle M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this study, Michelle M. Espino uncovers the ways in which twenty-five Mexican American women PhDs made meaning of conflicting messages about the purpose of higher education as they navigated within and through educational structures and shifting familial expectations. Participants received "consejos", or nurturing advice, from parents…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Females, Doctoral Degrees, Social Attitudes
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Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this reflective essay, Laurie H. Rubel, Maren Hall-Wieckert, and Vivian Y. Lim present a design heuristic for teaching mathematics for spatial justice (TMSpJ) based on their development of two curricular modules, one about the state lottery and the other about financial services in a city. Spatial tools, including data visualizations on maps…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Social Justice
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Ledesma, Alberto – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this reflective essay, Alberto Ledesma explores how being undocumented can produce a particular form of writer's block. He argues that there is a pattern of predictable silences and obfuscations inherent in all undocumented immigrant autobiographies that cannot be easily negotiated when undocumented students are asked to write about "their…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Essays, Writing (Composition), Autobiographies
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Kliewer, Christopher; Biklen, Douglas; Petersen, Amy J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this essay, Christopher Kliewer, Douglas Biklen, and Amy J. Petersen unravel the construct of intellectual disability that has dominated both policy and practice in schools and communities. The authors synthesize data from first-person narratives, family accounts, and participatory inquiry to propose a theory of human connectedness in which…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Social Influences
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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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Espinoza, Manuel Luis; Vossoughi, Shirin – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
What are the origins of educational rights? In this essay, Espinoza and Vossoughi assert that educational rights are "produced," "affirmed," and "negated" not only through legislative and legal channels but also through an evolving spectrum of educational activities embedded in everyday life. Thus, they argue that the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Experience, African American Education, Learning
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White, Theodore P. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
The author describes his job as pretty mundane. He is a low-level government bureaucrat who sends a lot of emails and works with spreadsheets. Occasionally, when he gets to do something creative, like put together a sign, pamphlet, or slideshow, he feels a sense of peace and wishes he could do it more. This past spring, the author finally decided…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Design, Creativity, Personal Narratives
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Huynh, Kelly – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
The author first decided to take art classes out of curiosity, but art gradually changed her perspective on life and became a medium through which she saw herself. This hobby became a process by which she began to create an artwork of her own life. This article describes what the author has learned about her own life through art and how it has…
Descriptors: Art Education, Personal Narratives, Outcomes of Education, Transformative Learning
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Sommer, Michele K. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this article, Michele K. Sommer recalls the struggles she experienced during elementary school with daydreams so real that she was lost in them. She reports using her artistic skills to complete school assignments to no avail, becoming keenly aware even as a child that the adults in her life regarded her daydreaming as a defect (she was a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Cognitive Style, Art Teachers, Teacher Role
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Keller, Nicole – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
This article describes how the author, Nicole Keller, found that her writing grew richer and more honest as her understanding of movement and her own body evolved through an Introduction to Modern Dance course. For the first time in her life as an aspiring writer, she felt connected to art, literature, and her personal history in ways that…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Writing (Composition), Student Experience, Motion
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Ward, Julie; Mills, Helen Frances; Anderson, Alan – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
During the winter of 2011-2012, Weardale, England, was the setting for an ambitious informal adult education project. In this rural area in the northeast part of the country, the local arts collective, Jack Drum Arts, established a community play project entitled "The Bonny Moorhen." This dramatic undertaking aimed to retell the story of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Drama, Community Programs
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Almanzar, Victor B. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
The author, Victor B. Almanzar, reports on his introduction to the arts while growing up in New York as a young teenager. He felt like an outcast from society due to his language barrier and numerous ethnic groups different from his. He became involved with other students who, like himself, were harassed and suffered from bullying due to their…
Descriptors: Art Education, Theater Arts, Outcomes of Education, Student Experience
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Abbs, Sean – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
"Why should they stay? This is our land. We were born here!" The year is 2004. The class is at a fictional town meeting in a rural village in Cambridgeshire, England, debating whether or not a group of travelers who have pitched up in a field at the edge of the settlement should be allowed to remain. The debate is coming to a climax, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Drama, Personal Narratives
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