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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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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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Louie, Vivian – Review of Research in Education, 2005
In this chapter, the author discusses immigrant newcomer populations and their experiences with K-12 schooling in preparation for and access to postsecondary education. Much attention has been paid to the concept of immigrant optimism, namely, that immigrant parents are optimistic about their children's futures, including their educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education