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Light, Jennifer S. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, Jennifer Light examines the ideal versus the reality of the "unproductive student," the young person who puts off work in favor of schooling to develop their human capital for later workforce participation. The economic status of student activities has been the source of recent controversy with college athletes and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Economics
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Taylor, Rebecca M.; Kuntz, Ashley Floyd – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, Rebecca M. Taylor and Ashley Floyd Kuntz explore the higher education aims of advancing truth, respecting speech, and fostering inclusive learning environments in the context of controversial invited speakers on college campuses. They consider the case of Charles Murray's visit to Middlebury College in 2017. They argue that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Freedom of Speech, Activism, Bias
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Yoon, Haeny S.; Templeton, Tran Nguyen – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Haeny Yoon and Tran Nguyen Templeton explore the challenges of listening to children in both classrooms and research that purports to center young children. Through two stories from their respective studies, Yoon and Templeton highlight the complexities of following children's leads given the competing agendas situating…
Descriptors: Listening, Young Children, Adults, Childrens Attitudes
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Joseph, Nicole M.; Hailu, Meseret F.; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Nicole Joseph, Meseret Hailu, and Jamaal Matthews argue that Black girls' oppression in the United States is largely related to the dehumanization of their personhood, which extends to various institutions, including secondary schools and, especially, mathematics classrooms. They contend that one way to engage in educational…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Mathematics Instruction, Gender Bias
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Kolluri, Suneal – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Rigorous learning opportunities at high schools in low-income neighborhoods are limited and ineffective, and in these settings the Advanced Placement (AP) program has mostly eluded successful implementation. In this study, Suneal Kolluri analyzes two schools in the same low-income, Latinx neighborhood that, despite comparable numerical gains, have…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Advanced Placement Programs, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students
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Potocnick, Stephanie; May, Sarah F.; Flores, Lisa Y. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Research on state-level immigration policies and health in the United States is limited. In this article Stephanie Potochnick, Sarah May, and Lisa Flores address the gap in research on state-level immigration policies and health in the US by examining the health implications of in-state resident tuition (IRT) policies and their effects. As one of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, High School Students, College Students, Tuition
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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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Benbow, Ross J.; Hora, Matthew T. – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this research article, Ross J. Benbow and Matthew T. Hora explore the employability narrative, a view that focuses on whether colleges and universities provide students with the skills they need to be productively employed after graduation. Using sociocultural theory to problematize this narrative and qualitative methods to foreground the…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, College Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Job Skills
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Battey, Dan; Leyva, Luis A.; Williams, Immanuel; Belizario, Victoria A.; Greco, Rachel; Shah, Roshni – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
While research has consistently shown the positive effects of having a teacher of the same race on various student outcomes, the literature has not examined how racial match affects the everyday interactions within classrooms. This research article by Dan Battey, Luis A. Leyva, Immanuel Williams, Victoria A. Belizario, Rachel Greco, and Roshni…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
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Dyches, Jeanne – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this article, Jeanne Dyches investigates the ways in which inquiry models of instruction have failed to provide students with a space in which to grapple with discipline-specific histories and hegemonies. Accordingly, this study offers critical canon pedagogy (CCP) to help students problematize and disrupt the practices specific to a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, High School Students, English Instruction, Cultural Influences
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Brion-Meisels, Gretchen; Alter, Zanny – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
Youth participatory action research (YPAR) is a form of critical participatory action research that provides young people with opportunities to identify injustices in their current social realities, to gather and analyze data about these phenomena, and to determine actions that will begin to rectify their negative outcomes. A growing body of…
Descriptors: Youth, Participatory Research, Action Research, Adolescents
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Cairns, Kate – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Kate Cairns considers the implications of assessing garden pedagogies, arguing that a rhetoric of effects assumes an essentialist conception of the child-as-educational-output and bolsters a neoliberal vision of social change rooted in personal transformation. Drawing from ethnographic research with youth gardens in Toronto,…
Descriptors: Gardening, Teaching Methods, Social Change, Youth Programs
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Russell, S. Garnett – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
While there has been a rise in human rights education at the global level, little attention has been paid to how it is integrated into schools in the United States. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in two diverse high schools across an academic year, S. Garnett Russell investigates the extent to which human rights education…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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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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