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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
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology. – 1983
This report considers the current and future impact of technology on schools, solutions to existing problems, and major policy questions concerning computer technology's role in education. Experiences of several universities in integrating computers into their programs are reviewed, as well as those of states and local school districts in…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers
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., Ed. – 1985
Two major areas of educational research are addressed in this book. The first explores recent theories and findings on the cognitive aspects of education. The second focuses upon research that examines education as a social institution. The following articles are presented: (1) "The History of Literacy and the History of Readers" (Carl F.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Cultural Influences, Educational Research
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1979
The aim of this paper is to bring some conceptual synthesis to the deliberations of the conference, "What Do We Know About Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools?". The author begins with an attempt to define the concept of urban education, and continues with an identification of some of the critical issues related to urban life and education in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cultural Pluralism, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1975
The most pressing problems of research on minority groups have not received adequate attention. One such problem is that of identification and understanding of the mechanisms of learning facility and learning dysfunction and the implications of both for the optimum development of heterogeneous populations. Secondly, in contrast to the body of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1978
Contemporary research provides evidence of a variety of behaviors and conditions encountered in children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with sufficient frequency to justify the conclusion that they are either induced or nurtured by conditions of poverty. Numerous health-related conditions are felt to have implications for school and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Journal of Negro Education, 1985
Examination of the social science knowledge base relative to Afro-Americans indicates that the social sciences traditionally have attempted to understand the life experiences of socially diverse groups through a narrow cultro/ethnocentric perspective and against an equally narrow standard. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Differences, Ethnocentrism, Minority Groups
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1979
The document examines aspects of human diversity and their implications for educational research, design, and management. The objective is to foster and create more effective and equal education by better understanding the relationship between personal attributes and educational environment. The material is presented in 15 chapters. Chapter I…
Descriptors: Achievement, Affective Behavior, Cognitive Style, Culture
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DeStefano, Lizanne; Gordon, Edmund W. – Special Services in the Schools, 1986
Important and recent developments in cognitive science in the areas of performance components, knowledge structures, metacomponents, and metacognition are reviewed, and a set of guidelines for educators involved in implementation or evaluation of cognitively based instructional programs are offered. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W.; Yowell, Constance – 1992
This paper addresses the notion that persons at risk of failure to achieve an adequate education are in that position partly because of their social circumstances, i.e., their ethnicity, culture, language, or economic status. It discusses the impact of culture on what one does and how one does it, addresses the manner in which culture frames as…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Acculturation, Cultural Influences, Dropout Prevention
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Shipman, Stephanie – American Psychologist, 1979
Discusses the application to education of principles of equity and social justice in light of considerations posed by individual differences. Reviews literature on diversity and pedagogy and examines issues related to attribute-treatment interaction (ATI) as an approach to educational improvement. (GC)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education