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Dixon-Roman, Ezekiel, Ed.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
While much is known about the critical importance of educative experiences outside of school, little is known about the social systems, community programs, and everyday practices that can facilitate learning outside of the classroom. "Thinking Comprehensively About Education" sheds much-needed light on those systems, programs, and…
Descriptors: Education, Social Systems, Economics, Foreign Countries
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed.; Bridglall, Beatrice L., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006
According to Gordon and Bridglall, the ability to learn is more of a developed human capacity than a fixed aptitude with which one is born. They argue that the emergence of academic ability is associated with exposure to specialized cultures that privilege the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that schools reward. Children who are born to and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Nature Nurture Controversy
Horowitz, Rosalind, Ed.; Samuels, S. Jay, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
In this volume prominent scholars, experts in their respective fields and highly skilled in the research they conduct, address educational and reading research from varied perspectives and address what it will take to close the achievement gap--with specific attention to reading. The achievement gap is redefined as a level at which all groups can…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Book Reviews
Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Ed.; Rueda, Robert, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
This is the first research handbook to address all dimensions of diversity that have an impact on literacy achievement. Leading experts examine how teaching and learning intersect with cultural and language differences and socioeconomic disparities in today's increasingly diverse schools and communities. The volume weaves compelling research…
Descriptors: Expertise, Reading Comprehension, Literacy Education, Informal Education
Yeakey, Carol Camp, Ed. – 2000
This volume focuses on the work of Edmund W. Gordon and the influence he has had on contemporary thinking in psychology, education, and social policy, and the implications of his work for the schooling of lower-status youth and children of color in the United States. The chapters are: (1) "The Social Context of Emotions in Black Adolescents:…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed. – 1996
This collection, which was prepared to honor Edmund W. Gordon and Maynard C. Reynolds for their leadership at the Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education, represents the work of researchers from the Center on Education in the Inner Cities. It is organized around the four themes of educational resilience, student…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Student), Educational Improvement
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1994
This collection attempts to broaden understanding of how to magnify circumstances known to enhance development and education in order to advance opportunities for all children, especially children and youth of the inner cities. Focuses are on raising consciousness about opportunities available to foster resilience and on synthesizing the knowledge…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Blacks, Context Effect, Educational Change
Taylor, Ronald D., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed. – 2000
Noting that much is known from research and practice regarding what works to promote resilience of children and families in a variety of high-risk life situations, this book considers the impact of culture, economy, employment, poverty, family structure, and social policy on parenting, child development, education, and the life success of youth.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Asian Americans
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed. – 1997
The chapters in this collection, distributed to conference participants as a springboard for conference discussions, consider sustainable models for school-family-community collaboration, partnerships in education, and other ways to improve learning for urban youth. The contributions are: (1) "The Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
Berne, Robert, Ed.; Picus, Lawrence O., Ed. – 1994
Papers from an Equity Study Group are compiled to give a real-world look at an evolving school system. The Equity Study Group was formed by the New York State Board of Regents to investigate how the allocation of resources contributes to the disparity in outcome for New York school children. The following papers are included: (1) "Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed. – 1995
Papers in this collection were commissioned for a conference entitled, "Making a Difference for Students at Risk," to serve as springboards for discussion. Discussions and recommendations from conferees were incorporated into the versions presented in this volume. The two topics that dominated discussion at the conference were: basic…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change
Taylor, Ronald W., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed. – 1997
Taking its departure from a conference hosted by the National Center on Education in the Inner City (Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), this collection considers developing a research base for preventive and intervention-oriented efforts to foster resilience and educational success for minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
Rossi, Robert J., Ed. – 1994
This book presents essays from educational reformers who examine efforts aimed at students at risk for failure in U.S. schools. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the factors that place children at risk for educational failure. Part 2 describes the dangers for students of a system that fails to recognize and appreciate their…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Black Students, Cultural Influences, Dropout Prevention
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Baron, Joan Boykoff, Ed.; Wolf, Dennie Palmer, Ed. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 1996
These discussions of performance-based student assessment provide a record of a decade-long exploration of unsettled issues in assessment. The first section provides the elements of a basic rationale for performance-based assessment, while the second section contains accounts of efforts to develop new performance-based systems in one city and four…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education