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Jaffe-Walter, Reva; Miranda, Chandler Patton; Lee, Stacey J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
With the rise of nationalism and the current contentious debate on immigration in the US, school leaders and educators are faced with difficult questions about how to negotiate sensitive political topics, including debates on immigration. In this article, Reva Jaffe-Walter, Chandler Patton Miranda, and Stacey J. Lee explore how educators grapple…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Immigration, Politics, Immigrants
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Grinage, Justin – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Justin Grinage investigates how black youth experience and contest racial trauma using racial melancholia, a psychoanalytic conception of grief, as a framework for understanding the nonpathologized endurance of black resistance to racism. Examining data from a yearlong ethnographic study, Grinage engages the notion that…
Descriptors: Grief, Trauma, Racial Bias, Resistance (Psychology)
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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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Benbow, Ross J.; Hora, Matthew T. – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this research article, Ross J. Benbow and Matthew T. Hora explore the employability narrative, a view that focuses on whether colleges and universities provide students with the skills they need to be productively employed after graduation. Using sociocultural theory to problematize this narrative and qualitative methods to foreground the…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, College Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Job Skills
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Battey, Dan; Leyva, Luis A.; Williams, Immanuel; Belizario, Victoria A.; Greco, Rachel; Shah, Roshni – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
While research has consistently shown the positive effects of having a teacher of the same race on various student outcomes, the literature has not examined how racial match affects the everyday interactions within classrooms. This research article by Dan Battey, Luis A. Leyva, Immanuel Williams, Victoria A. Belizario, Rachel Greco, and Roshni…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
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Dyches, Jeanne – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Jeanne Dyches investigates the ways in which inquiry models of instruction have failed to provide students with a space in which to grapple with discipline-specific histories and hegemonies. Accordingly, this study offers critical canon pedagogy (CCP) to help students problematize and disrupt the practices specific to a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, High School Students, English Instruction, Cultural Influences
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Brion-Meisels, Gretchen; Alter, Zanny – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
Youth participatory action research (YPAR) is a form of critical participatory action research that provides young people with opportunities to identify injustices in their current social realities, to gather and analyze data about these phenomena, and to determine actions that will begin to rectify their negative outcomes. A growing body of…
Descriptors: Youth, Participatory Research, Action Research, Adolescents
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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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Russell, S. Garnett – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
While there has been a rise in human rights education at the global level, little attention has been paid to how it is integrated into schools in the United States. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in two diverse high schools across an academic year, S. Garnett Russell investigates the extent to which human rights education…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Hextrum, Kirsten – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Kirsten Hextrum considers institutional avenues that limit upward mobility opportunities by revealing a hidden curriculum of athletic recruiting that favors students from privileged backgrounds. The study's data center on forty-seven life history interviews with National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletes from an…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, College Athletics, Athletes, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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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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Bausell, Sarah Byrne; Glazier, Jocelyn A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
Given the well-documented pervasiveness of high-stakes assessment in preK--12 schools, many researchers have investigated how testing affects students. In this article, Sarah Byrne Bausell and Jocelyn A. Glazier explore the ways that high-stakes testing influences beginning teacher socialization and the ways that teacher colleagues shape one…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Socialization, High Stakes Tests
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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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Staley, Sarah – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Sara Staley presents a conceptualization of "stuck" places in the field of gender and sexual diversity educational research. She argues that in the process of pursuing complex questions about preparing educators to disrupt the cis-heteronormative context of schools, the field has created a master narrative in which the…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Teacher Role, Student Diversity
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