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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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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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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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Backer, David I. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this article, David I. Backer introduces the politics of recitation as a third realm for research on recitation pedagogy, in addition to process and product. Recitation is the pattern of classroom talk where a teacher asks a question, a student responds to the question, and the teacher evaluates the response. Research on classroom talk shows…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Ideology, Educational Philosophy
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Cummins, Jim – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
The emergence in recent years of heteroglossic conceptions of bi/multilingualism and the related construct of translanguaging has raised questions about how these notions relate to more traditional conceptions of additive bilingualism, biliteracy, and the overall academic achievement of minoritized students. In this article, Jim Cummins provides a…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Multiple Literacies
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Fallace, Thomas D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
Many theorists of democratic education assume that the idea of having students deliberate about social issues in the classroom can be traced directly to the student-centered and reform-oriented ideals of interwar educational theorists such as John Dewey and Harold Rugg. However, in this intellectual history, Thomas D. Fallace argues that classroom…
Descriptors: Educational History, War, Epistemology, Democratic Values
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Kliewer, Christopher; Biklen, Douglas; Petersen, Amy J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this essay, Christopher Kliewer, Douglas Biklen, and Amy J. Petersen unravel the construct of intellectual disability that has dominated both policy and practice in schools and communities. The authors synthesize data from first-person narratives, family accounts, and participatory inquiry to propose a theory of human connectedness in which…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Social Influences
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Jayakumar, Uma M. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Uma M. Jayakumar investigates the cumulative impact of experiences with segregation or racial diversity prior to and during college on colorblind ideological orientation among white adults. An analysis of longitudinal data spanning ten years reveals that, for whites from segregated and diverse childhood neighborhoods, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Segregation, Ideology
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Kromidas, Maria – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this article, Maria Kromidas explores how nine-, ten-, and eleven-year-old children in a diverse neighborhood school in immigrant New York City navigated and often undermined hegemonic notions of difference and belonging offered by mainstream multiculturalism and raciology. Based on ethnographic research and utilizing a fine-grained…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Race, Ethnography, Ideology
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Gusa, Diane Lynn – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this conceptual paper, Diane Gusa highlights the salience of race by scrutinizing the culture of Whiteness within predominately White institutions of higher education. Using existing research in higher education retention literature, Gusa examines embedded White cultural ideology in the cultural practices, traditions, and perceptions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Campuses, Colleges
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Au, Wayne – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Presidents, Educational Change
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Carter, Dorinda J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this article, Dorinda Carter examines the embodiment of a critical race achievement ideology in high-achieving black students. She conducted a yearlong qualitative investigation of the adaptive behaviors that nine high-achieving black students developed and employed to navigate the process of schooling at an upper-class, predominantly white,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Ideology, Critical Theory
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2003
Suggests that unproblematized Eurocentrism characterizes adult education; explores the works of Cornel West and Lucius Outlaw, who racialize adult education discourse. Considers implications of their perspectives on critical thinking and offers recommendations for challenging the myth of neutral nonimpositional adult education. (Contains 74…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Critical Theory, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison – Harvard Educational Review, 2002
Interviews with 42 parents who located in the best school districts they could afford suggest that the beliefs that inform their choices are mediated by social status ideologies emphasizing race and class. Thus, school choice policies alone may not level the playing field for lower-income parents. (Contains 56 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Advantaged, Educational Quality, Ideology, Parent Attitudes
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Prendergast, Catherine – Harvard Educational Review, 2002
Analyzes three landmark Supreme Court cases in which the value of literacy and the reality of racial discrimination were contested. Concludes that there is an ideology in which the economy of literacy is regarded as white property and argues that these court decisions have stalled the civil rights movement. (Contains 59 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Critical Theory
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