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Harouni, Houman – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
Why do schools teach the mathematics that they do? In this essay, Houman Harouni asserts that educational institutions offer mathematics standards and curricula without providing convincing justifications and that students are tested on content whose purpose neither they nor their teachers clearly understand. He proposes a theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Politics of Education, Role of Education, Educational History
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Glazer, Joshua L.; Peurach, Donald J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
Most current approaches to improving teaching and learning in American public schools rely on either market pressures or bureaucratic controls to leverage performance. In this article, however, authors Joshua Glazer and Donald Peurach examine occupational control as a third approach, whereby the internalization of norms, technical language, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teaching Methods, Educational Methods, Epistemology
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Flores, Nelson; Rosa, Jonathan – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Nelson Flores and Jonathan Rosa critique appropriateness-based approaches to language diversity in education. Those who subscribe to these approaches conceptualize standardized linguistic practices as an objective set of linguistic forms that are appropriate for an academic setting. In contrast, Flores and Rosa highlight the…
Descriptors: Criticism, Multilingualism, Minority Group Students, Language Attitudes
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Levinson, Meira – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Meira Levinson presents a case study of school personnel who must decide whether to expel a fourteen-year-old student for bringing marijuana onto campus. She uses the case to explore a class of ethical dilemmas in which educators are obligated to take action that fulfills the demands of justice but under conditions in which no…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Marijuana, Expulsion, Decision Making
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Moje, Elizabeth Birr – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this essay, Elizabeth Birr Moje argues that educators can make radical change in student learning and well-being if they reframe teachers' work with youth as less about meeting standards and more about teaching youth to navigate the multiple literacy contexts in which they live, learn, and work. To that end, Moje offers a take on disciplinary…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Inquiry, Active Learning
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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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Harper, Shaun R. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Shaun R. Harper investigates how Black undergraduate men respond to and resist the internalization of racist stereotypes at predominantly White colleges and universities. Prior studies consistently show that racial stereotypes are commonplace on many campuses, that their effects are usually psychologically and academically…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Males, High Achievement
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Allard, Elaine C. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this ethnographic study, Elaine C. Allard describes and analyzes the characteristics and experiences of undocumented newcomer adolescents attending a US suburban high school. She considers the ways in which newcomer adolescents show agency in their border crossing, prioritize work over formal education, and express transnational identities. She…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Undocumented Immigrants, Adolescents, Suburban Schools
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Sanchez, Ruben Elias Canedo; So, Meng L. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this essay, Ruben Elias Canedo Sanchez and Meng L. So share the history and development of the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California, Berkeley. In describing the creation of the program, the authors offer reflections on the strategies employed to holistically support undocumented students' success on campus. By drawing on…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, State Universities, Holistic Approach, Equal Education
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Gallo, Sarah; Link, Holly – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Sarah Gallo and Holly Link draw on a five-year ethnographic study of Latina/o immigrant children and their elementary schooling to examine the complexities of how children, teachers, and families in a Pennsylvania town navigate learning within a context of unprecedented deportations. Gallo and Link focus on the experiences and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Public Policy
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Gonzales, Roberto G.; Heredia, Luisa L.; Negrón-Gonzales, Genevieve – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Roberto G. Gonzales, Luisa L. Heredia, and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales present a nuanced assessment of how undocumented immigrant students in the United States experience the public educational system. Though the landmark 1982 Supreme Court ruling "Plyler v. Doe" has resulted in hundreds of thousands of undocumented…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, Student Experience, Public Education
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Dyrness, Andrea; Sepúlveda, Enrique, III – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Dyrness and Sepúlveda argue that in El Salvador, young people are participants in a diasporic social imaginary that connects them with Salvadorans and other Latinos in the United States--before they have ever left the country. The authors explore how this transnational relationship manifests in two school communities in San…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Private Schools, Violence
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Campano, Gerald; Ghiso, María Paula; Welch, Bethany J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article Gerald Campano, María Paula Ghiso, and Bethany J. Welch explore the role of ethical and professional norms in community-based research, especially in fostering trust within contexts of cultural diversity, systemic inequity, and power asymmetry. The authors present and describe a set of guidelines for community-based research that…
Descriptors: Ethics, Social Behavior, Social Attitudes, School Community Relationship
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Reyes, Jessica Wolpaw – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
In this article, Jessica Wolpaw Reyes investigates the link between lead exposure and student achievement in Massachusetts. Childhood exposure to even low levels of lead can adversely affect neurodevelopment, behavior, and cognitive performance. Using a panel dataset of cohorts of children born in the 1990s who were third and fourth graders in the…
Descriptors: Poisoning, Early Experience, Investigations, Academic Achievement
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Marker, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2015
This essay features three stories of "place-based" leadership in two Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest. Author Michael Marker weaves together stories from Nisga'a Elders in the Nass Valley of British Columbia, Coast Salish Elders in Washington State, and his own experiences as a researcher, teacher educator, and community…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Leadership, Canada Natives, American Indians
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