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Jayakumar, Uma M.; Vue, Rican; Allen, Walter R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this article, Uma Jayakumar, Rican Vue, and Walter Allen present their study of Young Black Scholars (YBS), a community-initiated college preparatory program in Los Angeles. Through in-depth interviews and surveys with twenty-five middle- and higher-income Black college students, they document the positive role of community in facilitating…
Descriptors: College Preparation, African American Students, Interviews, Surveys
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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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Mehta, Jal – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this essay, Jal Mehta examines the challenges faced by American schooling and the reasons for persistent failure of American school reforms to achieve successful educational outcomes at scale. He concludes that many of the problems faced by American schools are artifacts of the bureaucratic form in which the education sector as a whole was…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
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Nasir, Na'Ilah Suad; Ross, Kihana Miraya; McKinney de Royston, Maxine; Givens, Jarvis; Bryant, Jalessa N. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this empirical study, the authors draw on classroom observations and interviews with twenty-three Black male ninth graders in an urban district to focus on the nature of disciplinary practices in an all-Black, all-male manhood development class. While scholars have identified the "discipline gap" as a salient aspect of the experience…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, African American Students, Males
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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this article, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley illuminates the challenges and opportunities posed by demographic change in suburban school systems. As expanding student populations stretch the enrollment capacities of existing schools in suburban communities, new schools are built and attendance lines are redrawn. This redistricting process can be used…
Descriptors: Race, Attendance, Geographic Information Systems, Suburban Schools
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Jaffe-Walter, Reva – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
With the growing number of immigrant youth moving into new communities and host nations across the globe (Suarez-Orozco, 2007), it is critical that we deepen our understanding of the ways in which schools enable either the civic engagement or the social marginalization of these young people. In this article Reva Jaffe-Walter presents the results…
Descriptors: Muslims, Immigrants, Disadvantaged, Citizen Participation
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Gildin, Marsha; Binder, Rose O.; Chipkin, Irving; Fogelman, Vera; Goldstein, Billie; Lippel, Albert – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
The authors of this article describe themselves as a lucky group of older adults, ranging in age from sixty to ninety-two, who participate in an intergenerational arts program at their local senior center in Flushing, Queens, one of New York City's most culturally diverse communities. In their living history theater program, run by Elders Share…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Older Adults, Theater Arts, Urban Areas
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Ciampaglia, Steven – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this essay, author Steven Ciampaglia reflects on the creation of a guerilla art course he and a colleague designed to engage students in the process of creating contemporary art relevant to them outside the traditional classroom setting. He examines how reflecting on his teaching practices led him to rethink the key objectives and design…
Descriptors: Art Education, Learner Engagement, Adolescents, Relevance (Education)
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Ward, Julie; Mills, Helen Frances; Anderson, Alan – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
During the winter of 2011-2012, Weardale, England, was the setting for an ambitious informal adult education project. In this rural area in the northeast part of the country, the local arts collective, Jack Drum Arts, established a community play project entitled "The Bonny Moorhen." This dramatic undertaking aimed to retell the story of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Drama, Community Programs
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Almanzar, Victor B. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
The author, Victor B. Almanzar, reports on his introduction to the arts while growing up in New York as a young teenager. He felt like an outcast from society due to his language barrier and numerous ethnic groups different from his. He became involved with other students who, like himself, were harassed and suffered from bullying due to their…
Descriptors: Art Education, Theater Arts, Outcomes of Education, Student Experience
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Hayhoe, Simon – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this study, Simon Hayhoe investigates the experiences of blind museum visitors in the context of the relationships between the artworks they learned about in museums, those they experienced when younger, and the social, cultural, and emotional influences of their museum experiences. The three case studies he presents support his hypothesis…
Descriptors: Art Education, Museums, Nonschool Educational Programs, Blindness
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Abbs, Sean – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
"Why should they stay? This is our land. We were born here!" The year is 2004. The class is at a fictional town meeting in a rural village in Cambridgeshire, England, debating whether or not a group of travelers who have pitched up in a field at the edge of the settlement should be allowed to remain. The debate is coming to a climax, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Drama, Personal Narratives
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Dewhurst, Marit; Keawe, Lia O'Neill Moanike'Ala Ah-Lan; MacDowell, Marsha; Okada-Carlson, Cherie N. K.; Wong, Annette Ku'Uipolani – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
This essay examines the experiences of "lau hala" ("pandanus" leaf plaiting) weavers for the pedagogical philosophies and strategies embedded in this Hawaiian art form in an effort to broaden the ways in which we understand and practice art education in any setting. Drawing on personal experiences as "lau hala"…
Descriptors: Handicrafts, Art Activities, Interviews, Teachers
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Kotin, Alison; Aguirre McGregor, Stella; Pellecchia, DeAnna; Schatz, Ingrid; Liu, Shaw Pong – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this essay, Alison Kotin, Stella Aguirre McGregor, DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz, and Shaw Pong Liu reflect on their experiences working with public high school students to create "Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward.," a performative response to current and historical acts of civil disobedience. The authors--a group of instructors…
Descriptors: Art Education, High School Students, Public Schools, Civil Disobedience
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Deckman, Sherry L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In recounting the history and present dynamics in the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, Sherry Deckman presents a portrait of what it means to leave a space better than you found it through song. The story of Kuumba--Harvard's oldest black student organization and now its largest multicultural organization--is told through the experiences of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Organizations, Power Structure, Student Diversity
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