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Xiang, Xin – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Xin Xiang investigates what dushu, or "schooling," means for rural senior secondary school students in a high-poverty county in southwestern China. With the persistence of China's rural-urban education inequality and alarming reports about secondary school dropout rates, rural students' and their families' attitudes…
Descriptors: Freedom, Poverty, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences
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Fine, Sarah M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Sarah M. Fine uses portraiture to explore the undertheorized question of what it means to teach in ways that align with the values of the restorative justice framework. The piece centers around the work of Nora, a veteran teacher-leader who explored this question in the context of her own classroom and, as a result, shifted her…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Portraiture, Justice, Classroom Techniques
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Vakil, Sepehr – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Sepehr Vakil argues that a more serious engagement with critical traditions in education research is necessary to achieve a justice-centered approach to equity in computer science (CS) education. With CS rapidly emerging as a distinct feature of K-12 public education in the United States, calls to expand CS education are often…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Concept, Access to Education, Role
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Taylor, Ashley – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
Intellectual disability may appear to many as a barrier to participation in or the production of educational research. Indeed, a common perception of individuals seen as having cognitive impairments, and especially those with minimal or no verbal communication, is that they are incapable of the reasoning or lack the deliberative capacities…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Educational Research, Misconceptions, Epistemology
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Turner, Lauren A.; Angulo, A. J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
Lauren A. Turner and A. J. Angulo explore how institutional theory can be applied to explain variance in higher education organizational strategies. Given strong regulatory, normative, and cultural-cognitive pressures to conform, they ask, why do some colleges engage in high-risk decision making? To answer this, they bring together classic and…
Descriptors: Risk, Decision Making, Higher Education, Trend Analysis
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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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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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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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Alim, H. Samy; Baglieri, Susan; Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Paris, Django; Rose, David H.; Valente, Joseph Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In the fall of 2016, the "Harvard Educational Review" ("HER") published "Cross-Pollinating Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning: Toward an Inclusive Pedagogy that Accounts for Dis/Ability" by Federico R. Waitoller, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Talent, Inclusion
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D'amico, Diana; Pawlewicz, Robert J.; Earley, Penelope M.; McGeehan, Adam P. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, Diana D'Amico, Robert J. Pawlewicz, Penelope M. Earley, and Adam P. McGeehan examine the racial composition of one public school district's teacher labor market through teacher application data and subsequent hiring decisions. Researchers and policy makers have long noted the lack of racial diversity among the nation's public…
Descriptors: Labor Market, African American Teachers, Racial Composition, Racial Discrimination
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Taylor, Amanda J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, Amanda J. Taylor uses portraiture methodology to explore one white teacher's efforts to understand whether and how race plays a role in her teaching practice. With no conscious experiences with race and racism, this teacher draws on her time as a cross-cultural traveler to construct and apply what Taylor calls a "racial…
Descriptors: Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Race, Racial Factors
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Tannis, Lynette N. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this "Harvard Educational Review" symposium article, Lynette N. Tannis provides an in-depth look at the juncture of education and incarceration. Tannis states that the denial and/or lack of educational programs within carceral settings are concerning given the size of the US prison system. Discourse about the intersection of education…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Racial Differences, Social Bias
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