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Skerrett, Allison; Hargreaves, Andy – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This article analyzes three decades of educational reform strategies pertaining to ethnocultural diversity in the United States and Canada and how they affect the efforts of four secondary schools, two in each context, to respond to increasing student diversity. Data include 186 teacher interviews drawn from a large ethnographic study. The article…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Student Diversity, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Rubin, Beth C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2003
Despite heated debate over detracking, little research exists on how the reform plays out in the classroom. This article, based on a year-long interpretive study of a detracked ninth-grade program at a diverse urban high school, focuses on the encounter between the "official" practices of the detracked classrooms under study and the…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Social Influences, Grade 9, Urban Schools
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Cornbleth, Catherine – American Educational Research Journal, 2002
Interviewed 25 high school seniors and juniors from three schools in the northeastern United States about their images of America. Three themes predominated: (1) inequity associated with race, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability; (2) freedom, including rights and opportunities; and (3) diversity of race, ethnicity, culture, and geography.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Democracy
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Barton, Keith C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2001
Classroom observations and interviews with 60 children, aged 6 to 12 years, in Northern Ireland and comparisons with previous U.S. research show the extent to which specific forms of historical representation shape understanding of change over time. As was consistent with differing historical representations, children in Northern Ireland are less…
Descriptors: Change, Comprehension, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students