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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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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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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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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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Henderson, J. Bryan – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Peer Instruction, a pedagogy utilizing handheld classroom response technology to promote student discussion, is one of the most popular research-based instructional practices in STEM education. Yet, few studies have shed theoretical light on how and why Peer Instruction is effective. In this article, J. Bryan Henderson explores the Peer…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Peer Teaching, Learning Activities, Learning Theories
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Lawson, Hal A.; Caringi, James C.; Gottfried, Ruth; Bride, Brian E.; Hydon, Stephen P. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, authors Lawson, Caringi, Gottfried, Bride, and Hydon introduce the concept of trauma literacy, connecting it to students' trauma and educators' secondary traumatic stress (STS). Interactions with traumatized students is one cause of STS; others derive from other traumatic encounters in schools and communities. Undesirable effects of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Stress Variables, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Carey, Roderick L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this essay, Roderick L. Carey draws from social-psychological perspectives on mattering to argue that Black boys and young men have yet to achieve comprehensive mattering in social and educational contexts. Positing that Black boys and young men find their social and school lives framed by marginal mattering, which is realized through social…
Descriptors: Males, Social Bias, Educational Environment, Racial Bias
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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