ERIC Number: EJ885555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Reference Count: 101
The Affirmative Development of Academic Ability: A Response to Edmund Gordon
Lee, Carol D.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v105 n2 p71-89 Oct 2006
This article presents the author's response to Edmund Gordon and Beatrice Bridglall's paper titled "The Affirmative Development of Academic Ability: In Pursuit of Social Justice." Placing her comments in a historical context, the author states that Gordon and Bridglall point out that the "Brown v. Board of Education" case was the result of decades of preparation by esteemed scholars in the field of law, psychology, and education and the commitments of key institutions. To address the challenges of what Gordon and Bridglall call the "affirmative development of academic ability," "Brown v. Board of Education" points to the need for institutional infrastructures working in coordination over time. In addition, understanding the limitations of "Brown," in part a reflection of limitations in what "Brown I" and "Brown II" called for, may also direct them to examine what it is that they advocate for from different perspectives. In response to Drs. Gordon and Bridglall's paper, the author further examines the implications of "Brown" for institution building and for conceptualizing the demands for social justice in education.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Equal Education, Court Litigation, Public Policy, Institutional Role, Educational Development, Educational Practices, Affirmative Action, Educational Opportunities, Educational Discrimination, Social Influences, Student Development, Reader Response
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Education Level: Adult Education
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