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Thomas, Gary – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
The past few years have seen a resurgence of faith in experimentation in education inquiry, and particularly in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Proponents of such research have succeeded in bringing into common parlance the term "gold standard," which suggests that research emerging from any other design frame fails to achieve the…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Best Practices
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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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Weiner, Jennie Miles; Burton, Laura J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this study of nine participants in a turnaround principal preparation program, Jennie Miles Weiner and Laura J. Burton explore how gender role identity shaped participants' views of effective principal leadership and their place within it. The authors find that although female and male participants initially framed effective leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Gender Issues, Sex Role, Identification (Psychology)
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Jones, Stephanie; Hughes, Hilary E. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article, Stephanie Jones and Hilary E. Hughes suggest that particular discursive lessons are readily available in justice-oriented teacher education which might influence a pedagogy that crowds out responsiveness, the experience of the student, and the role of gender and feminism in teacher education. They contend that changing the place…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Feminism, Fear, Educational Change
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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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Dumas, Michael J.; Nelson, Joseph Derrick – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Drawing on critical childhood studies, Michael J. Dumas and Joseph Derrick Nelson argue that Black boyhood is socially unimagined and unimaginable, largely due to the devalued position and limited consideration of Black girls and boys within the broader social conception of childhood. In addition, the "crisis" focus of the public…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adolescents, Males, Educational Research
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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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Carlock, Russell H., Jr. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Adult English as a second language (ESL) educators have struggled to move beyond skills-based instruction to implement more student-centered, contextualized pedagogy that prepares students to become active citizens and to solve real-world problems, even as the growing number of immigrants make adult education increasingly important for determining…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Action, Activism, Immigrants
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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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Warren, Mark R.; Park, Soojin Oh; Tieken, Mara Casey – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article, Mark R. Warren, Soojin Oh Park, and Mara Casey Tieken explore the training and development of community-engaged scholars in doctoral programs in education. Community-engaged scholars working in the field of education collaborate with families, teachers, and communities to support their efforts to address educational inequities,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Doctoral Programs, Social Justice, School Community Programs
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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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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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Keene, Adrienne J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article Adrienne J. Keene employs the portraiture methodology to explore the story of College Horizons. She examines this precollege access program for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to understand how a program rooted in Native cultures and identities can not only provide a space to create knowledge…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, American Indian Culture, American Indian Students
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Kuttner, Paul J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Amid concerns about the decreasing political engagement of young people, scholars and policy makers have begun discussing the "civic achievement gap," disparities in civic capacity between low-income students and Students of Color and their White, wealthier counterparts. While this scholarship raises important issues, it often relies on…
Descriptors: Art Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
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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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