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Moyer, Jeffrey S.; Warren, Mark R.; King, Andrew R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
The use of narratives and storytelling has become an increasingly common strategy in grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts to influence policy change. Drawing on qualitative interviews and observations, Jeffrey Moyer, Mark Warren, and Andrew King present a case study of the successful campaign by Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Advocacy, Public Policy, Correctional Institutions
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Petrone, Robert; Rink, Nicholas; Speicher, Charlie – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this article, Robert Petrone and Nicholas Rink propose a repositioning pedagogy framework for teacher education. They maintain that a repositioning pedagogy disrupts power dynamics by bringing secondary-aged youth into teacher education courses as compensated consultants and experts to teach future teachers about learning, classroom management,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Power Structure, Student Participation, Secondary School Students
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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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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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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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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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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