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Gopalan, Maithreyi; Rosinger, Kelly; Ahn, Jee Bin – Review of Research in Education, 2020
In the past few decades, we have seen a rapid proliferation in the use of quasi-experimental research designs in education research. This trend, stemming in part from the "credibility revolution" in the social sciences, particularly economics, is notable along with the increasing use of randomized controlled trials in the strive toward…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Problems, Research Methodology
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Alemán, Sonya M. – Review of Research in Education, 2018
This chapter reviews scholarship using intersectional analyses to assess how Latina/o and Chicana/o youth navigate imbricated systems of privilege and oppression in their educational trajectories. Scholars have explored the navigational tactics Latina/o and Chicana/o students use to negotiate their intersectional identities and the institutional…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Power Structure, Social Bias, Ethnicity
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Tollefson, James W.; Tsui, Amy B. M. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
This article examines the role of language policies in mediating access and equity in education. By examining a range of research and case studies on language policies, the authors explore how educational language policies serve as a central gatekeeper to education itself, as well as to quality education that may fundamentally depend on language…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Bale, Jeff – Review of Research in Education, 2014
In this article, Jeff Bale reviews empirical research, policy analysis, and other forms of scholarly commentary on the long-standing rationale of framing language education in service of U.S. geopolitical and economic security. This synthesis directly calls into question the commonsense view that national security and economic competitiveness are…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Mazzeo, Christopher – Review of Research in Education, 2005
The consequences of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) are most often thought of in terms of achievement and attainment in elementary and secondary education. In this chapter, however, the authors assess what NCLB might mean for college access by examining existing evidence of the effects of school-based accountability on college participation.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Accountability, Educational Change
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Parker, Laurence – Review of Research in Education, 2005
Passed by the U.S. Congress in the spring of 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was one of the most significant and expansive education policy initiatives ever undertaken by the federal government. The main component of the act, Title I, allocated significant resources to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Public Education
Floden, Robert E. – Review of Research in Education, 2004
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954), this volume of "Review of Research in Education" looks at education research linked to issues addressed in that decision. In the "Brown" case, the court asserted the central importance of the government's…
Descriptors: African Americans, Court Litigation, Educational Research, Critical Theory