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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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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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Smith, Clint – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
While policy makers and scholars often measure the success of prison education programs by quantitative outcomes such as recidivism and post-release employment, there is a gap in the literature with regard to how these programs facilitate community building, identity development, and agency. For the 159,000 people serving life sentences in the…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Role of Education, Writing Instruction
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Castro, Erin L.; Brawn, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, Michael Brawn, an incarcerated student, and Erin L. Castro, a nonincarcerated instructor, engage in a dialogue about the politics of using critical pedagogies in prisons, where teaching and learning processes are severely restricted by the constraints of mass incarceration. Situated within the broader politics of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Teaching Methods
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Meiners, Erica R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay Erica R. Meiners argues that those committed to dismantling our nation's deep and racialized investments in policing and imprisoning must analyze how the flexible category of "the child," and its figurative powers, operate in complex ways to punish communities and naturalize and expand criminalization and surveillance.…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Disproportionate Representation
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Satterfield, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Michael Satterfield recounts his experiences as a student in and outside of prison. His narrative exposes the challenges faced by one person in pursuit of an education, and recounts his early educational experiences as well as his participation in a college-in-prison program. He also describes his journey to a four-year college and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Educational Experience
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Jansen, Amanda; Berk, Dawn; Meikle, Erin – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, Amanda Jansen, Dawn Berk, and Erin Meikle investigate the impact of mathematics teacher education on teaching practices. In their study they interviewed six first-year teachers who graduated from the same elementary teacher education program and who were oriented toward teaching mathematics conceptually. They observed each teacher…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Thorius, Kathleen A. King; Waitoller, Federico R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
Here Kathleen A. King Thorius and Federico R. Waitoller respond to "Harvard Educational Review's" Spring 2017 forum on their 2016 article "Cross-Pollinating Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning: Toward an Inclusive Pedagogy That Accounts for Dis/Ability." The forum invited six scholars from the field…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Culturally Relevant Education, Access to Education, Inclusion
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