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Wells, Amy Stuart; Roda, Allison – Review of Research in Education, 2016
This chapter examines how the larger political context and policies enacted at different points in American history have affected the questions education researchers asked and answered. The authors argue that while education researchers are often quick to consider how their research should shape policy, they are less likely to contemplate the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Race, Equal Education, Politics
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Wells, Amy Stuart; Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Revilla, Anita Tijerina; Atanda, Awo Korantemaa – Review of Research in Education, 2004
The strongly worded "Brown" ruling discussed at length the importance of public education in preparing students for their adult lives as workers and citizens. In contrast, the Coleman report muted the "Brown" decision's interpretation of public education as a paramount institution and argued instead that the variation in school…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Public Education