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Gordon, Edmund W.; Bridglall, Beatrice L. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2006
This chapter is adapted from the address that inaugurated the American Educational Research Association annual lecture series commemorating the anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the case "Brown v. Board of Education." The authors begin this chapter by paying tribute to Kenneth Bancroft Clark, who led the distinguished group of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Educational Research, Educational Attainment
Weiss, Heather B.; Bouffard, Suzanne M.; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2009
One of the most powerful but neglected supports for children's learning and development is family involvement both in and out of school. Over 40 years of steadily accumulating evidence show that family involvement is one of the strongest predictors of children's school success, and that families play pivotal roles in their children's cognitive,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income, Economically Disadvantaged, Parent Participation
Gordon, Edmund W.; Bridglall, Beatrice L. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2003
This report focuses on students who are underrepresented in the high academic achievement pool by calling attention to the important role that relational data management systems can play in educational decision making, particularly with regard to how they can be applied to closing the academic achievement gap. After explaining the need for data…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Data Collection, Decision Making
Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis., 2003
This paper describes U.S. Department of Defense Schools, an education system with significant outcomes that may be pertinent to raising academic achievement among minority students. A research group examined the high achievement of African American and Hispanic students in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools. Results find that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Black Students, Community Involvement
Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – 2003
In 2001, the National Education Goals Panel commissioned researchers from Vanderbilt University to study the consistent high achievement of African American and Latino students in Department of Defense schools. This digest summarizes the results of their study and presents supporting research that identifies policies and practices that may…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Black Students, Community Involvement
Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2002
This document examines the importance of access to educational resources that are supplementary to what is available in school for all students. Supplementary education is the formal and informal learning and developmental enrichment opportunities provided for students outside of school and beyond the regular school day or year. While…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Computer Literacy, Cultural Influences
Bennett, Albert; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Cauce, Ana Mari; Everson, Howard T.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Lee, Carol D.; Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Stewart, Judy K. – North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2004
A mission of public schools is to produce students who are intellectually competent and prepared for postsecondary education and the increasingly competitive workforce. An urgent concern among education takeholders today is the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans among high-achieving students. Despite…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Academic Ability, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools