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Mirra, Nicole; Garcia, Antero – Harvard Educational Review, 2020
In this essay, Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia explore how young people from six demographically distinct communities across the United States understand the social and political issues affecting their lives, engage in storytelling and dialogue across differences, and collaboratively imagine humanizing and hopeful civic futures. Drawing from…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Political Issues, Story Telling, Dialogs (Language)
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Keene, Adrienne J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this article Adrienne J. Keene employs the portraiture methodology to explore the story of College Horizons. She examines this precollege access program for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to understand how a program rooted in Native cultures and identities can not only provide a space to create knowledge…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, American Indian Culture, American Indian Students
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Farley, Amy N.; Gaertner, Matthew N.; Moses, Michele S. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this article, Amy N. Farley, Matthew N. Gaertner, and Michele S. Moses examine the use of ballot initiatives as a particularly attractive form of direct democracy for opponents of affirmative action in higher education. Building on previous scholarship, the authors question whether anti-affirmative ballot initiatives validly reflect voters'…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Voting, Activism, Democracy
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Donato, Ruben – Harvard Educational Review, 1999
The experiences of Hispanos (Mexican Americans) in four Colorado school systems from 1920 to 1963 show that the presence or absence of Hispano autonomy was a powerful determinant of school success or failure. Those in control of schools determined the teaching and administrative staff, the social and academic environment, and which students were…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Environment, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education