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ERIC Number: EJ759465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-23
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
A Cultural Odyssey
Viadero, Debra
Education Week, v24 n28 p27-29 Mar 2005
This article discusses how a lifetime of research has led Edmund W. Gordon to the conviction that it is the out-of-school extras that nurture children's intellect. A half-century ago, the noted psychologist Edmund W. Gordon and his physician wife, Susan, opened a children's health clinic here in central Harlem. For as little as a quarter, poor families in the community could go to the Harriet Tubman Clinic for Children on St. Nicholas Avenue to get a child a checkup or vaccination. Now, in his ninth decade, Gordon is back doing good in Harlem. This article talks about "supplementary education" as coined by Edmund w. Gordon, which refers to the whole gamut of out-of-school educational experiences that shape children's intellectual development. This article also discusses Gordon's aim to close the achievement gap separating African-American and Hispanic children from their higher-achieving white and Asian-American peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York