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Liu, Pei Pei – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this essay, Pei Pei Liu identifies the act of unveiling a completed portrait to solicit participant response as central to the conceptualization of portraiture. While this explicit extension of research relationships into the study "aftermath" distinguishes portraiture from many other qualitative methods, little practical guidance…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Audience Response, Interpersonal Relationship, Researchers
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Freeman, Donald – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this essay, Rachel Schachter and Donald Freeman present the familiar problem in studying and improving teaching: how to connect what teachers know and think with what they do as they teach. They outline how research on the public and private worlds of teaching has become bifurcated, with the private side of the work often disconnected from…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Donaldson, Maleka – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this portrait, Maleka Donaldson vividly illustrates how two teachers in real-world, public school settings convey their expectations for kindergarten student performance and set the tone for learning from mistakes and feedback. Research in psychology and education has established the benefits of corrective feedback on learning but has not…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Error Correction
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Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this research article, Sarah Dryden-Peterson explores the concept of researcher positionality, focusing on its malleability over time. The methodological analysis is situated in an empirical study of history teaching and learning in Cape Town, South Africa, schools in 1998 and 2019. Dryden-Peterson argues that researcher positionality is often…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Experimenter Characteristics
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Fried, Simone A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this portrait, Simone A. Fried investigates the first six months of a state education department's takeover of a public school district. Using interviews, observations, and artifact analysis, the article explores how school district employees experience the significant reorganization of governance structures and policies that accompanies…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Governance, Educational Change
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Wu, Jinting – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this research article, Jinting Wu examines the lived experiences of mothers raising and educating children with disabilities in contemporary China. In the national project of cultivating "quality" citizens, and in the individual pursuit of successful child-rearing, mothers of special children in China are viewed as deficient for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Chang, Ethan – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this comparative ethnographic case study, Ethan Chang examines the politics of digital education reform. Drawing on new institutional theory and boundary work, he investigates how two digital technology nonprofit organizations in California drew boundaries to define themselves and ensure their survival in a competitive organizational field. He…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
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Poon, Oiyan A.; Segoshi, Megan S.; Tang, Lilianne; Surla, Kristen L.; Nguyen, Caressa; Squire, Dian D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Utilizing a critical raceclass theory of education, OiYan A. Poon and colleagues analyze interviews with Asian Americans who have publicly advocated for or against affirmative action and acknowledged how their understandings of racial capitalism informed their perspectives and actions. Limited research has considered Asian American subjectivity in…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Political Issues
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Wamsted, Jay – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
The high-poverty urban school building is a prime environment for racial misunderstanding between teenagers and adults: most teachers are white and middle class, while most students are nonwhite and live near the poverty line. In this reflective essay, Jay Wamsted, a white teacher, examines the complicated nature of a teacher-student relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Racial Bias
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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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Grindal, Todd; Schifter, Laura A.; Schwartz, Gabriel; Hehir, Thomas – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Todd Grindal, Laura Schifter, Gabriel Schwartz, and Thomas Hehir examine race/ethnicity differences in students' special education identification and subsequent placement in segregated educational settings. Using individual-level data on the full population of K-12 public school students in three states, the authors find that…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Special Education, Student Placement, Equal Education
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Kervick, Colby T.; Moore, Mika; Ballysingh, Tracy Arámbula; Garnett, Bernice Raveche; Smith, Lance C. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Kervick and colleagues posit that restorative practices (RP) implementation promises to mitigate educational inequities resulting from discipline disparities for youth with disabilities and youth of color. Recent efforts to reduce these disparities have emphasized more relational approaches to behavioral change. Kervick et al.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Discipline, Students with Disabilities
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Shah, Niral – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this conceptual article, Niral Shah critically analyzes how the narrative that "Asians are good at math" positions Asian people as racial subjects. Despite being false, the "Asians are good at math" narrative is prominent in STEM education and is also familiar to the general public. To analyze the narrative's discursive…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Asians, Racial Bias, Social Justice
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