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Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 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…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Educational Experience, Supplementary Education, After School Education
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Rabianski-Carriuolo, Nancy – Journal of Developmental Education, 1989
Edmund W. Gordon, noted for his research on diverse human characteristics and pedagogy related to the education of low-status populations, responds to questions on learning styles and their modification, cultural background, hemispheric dominance, instructional design, teaching methods, matching teacher and student characteristics, and the use of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Cultural Traits
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Watkins, L'Tanya M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The brilliantly developed emphasis in the work of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois on race and the political economy has led many of his readers to misunderstand and underestimate his additional important contributions to and perspectives on education. In addition, some of his work not commonly read by educators as well as his unpublished musings from later…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Racial Bias, African Americans
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
"The Journal of Negro Education" was born during the third decade of the 20th century. "The Journal" has reflected concern with race and racial discrimination as a central problem in the education of Negro people. During its 75th anniversary, the legacy of "The Journal" continues and has remained the educational,…
Descriptors: Race, Economic Status, Racial Discrimination, African American Education
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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
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 2003
The research literature on urban education has tended to focus on the problems of low-status minority groups, the complexity of urban school systems, and the financing and governance of such systems. Given this focus, the deeper problems and the significant opportunities associated with the condition of urbanicity have not yet been properly…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Student Diversity, Life Style, Cultural Influences
Gordon, Edmund W. – College Board Review, 2002
Asserts that we must look beyond color to other causes of social division, particularly income disparities, in order to rectify present inequities in education and society. Suggests a program of affirmative development in addition to affirmative action. (EV)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Higher Education
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1975
A committee under the chairmanship of Benjamin Bloom met in June 1964 to discuss research findings about disadvantaged populations and the prospects for educating them. Many of the things talked about then have been realized: More money has been spent. Better than half of the colleges and universities train teachers for disadvantaged children.…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Planning
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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
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 1995
Discusses the changing knowledge base for pedagogy, the domain of the pedagogical sciences, and the intersection between these pedagogical sciences and culture. The paper draws on cultural psychology as a basis for pedagogy and details the implications for teacher education of the view that knowledge is shaped by the cultural contexts in which it…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Context Effect, Cultural Context, Culture
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Educational Researcher, 1997
Examines each section of the Task Force on the Role and Future of Minorities' 1996 report that was delivered to the American Education Research Association (AERA) Council. Discusses Historical Context of Diversity Efforts in AERA; Changing Demographics, Epistemologies, and Ideologies; Inventory of Concerns; and Task Force Recommendations. (GR)
Descriptors: Epistemology, Ethnic Groups, Group Membership, Ideology
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 1995
The article discusses the recent history of development in accountability in a variety of educational settings, focusing on the national standards for educational achievement and the complexity of problems in setting those standards. The article highlights student diversity, cultural pluralism, and the development of equitable systems of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W.; Fahrer, Kimberly – IRCD Bulletin, 1976
These two articles focus on opportunity programs in higher education, the first of which notes that the state of the art of designing and delivering these programs is confused, contradictory, and yet encouraging. Positive and negative research findings and program variation contributes to the confused state of the art. Another problem concerns the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Compensatory Education
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Green, Derek – American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 1974
Those of us who are committed to the pedagogical enterprise are called upon to re-examine, clarify, and perhaps justify the presuppositions, methods, and goals that provide the framework within which education and development are carried on. Recent publications by several writers have reintroduced notions that demand critical examination,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Bias, Book Reviews
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Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – Educational Researcher, 1990
Examines several problems posed for empirical and theoretical research by the achievement of hegemony by one culture or system of thought over others. Discusses minority underrepresentation and its impact on knowledge production in education and the social sciences. Questions the universal utility of some highly respected tenets of science. (JS)
Descriptors: Bias, Cultural Differences, Educational Researchers, Experimenter Characteristics
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