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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
Adolphus, Stephen H., Ed. – 1984
Major barriers to equal access of minority and disadvantaged students to higher education are considered in eight papers and five responses from the 1982 Wingspread Conference on Postsecondary Programs for the Disadvantaged. Included is a policy statement from the conference that covers: quality education for all, the interrelatedness of education…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Black Education
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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 In addition, some of his work not commonly read by educators as well as his unpublished musings from later…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
Kimball, Bruce A.; Orrill, Robert, Ed. – 1995
This book presents an essay on U.S. liberal education and 24 commentaries on it. The essay, "Toward Pragmatic Liberal Education" by Bruce A. Kimball suggests that a consensus is emerging in reform efforts that a new and distinctly American version of liberal education is emerging which owes much to the current resurgence of American…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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
Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, Ed.; Miller, Lamar P., Ed. – 1996
The 1954 Supreme Court decision in the case of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas" provided the legal basis for equal educational opportunity. More than 40 years after the decision, equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action remain issues of intense debate. This book offers essays by 23 prominent voices in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
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
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. – 1992
The question of the appropriateness of a set of national standards for educational achievement in the United States is extremely complex. One source of the complexities is the diversity of human characteristics, and the distortions that come from racism, sexism, and other forms of chauvinism. The current practice in testing seems to treat validity…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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. – 1973
Due mainly to the cultural reverence for the baccalaureate degree, there is a growing pressure from low income and minority groups to expand programs in continuing education. Various approaches to the problem have been tried (talent searches by colleges, open admissions) but have not proved successful. Although success and financing are problems,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Educational Policy
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. – 1979
Guidance for career development must be concerned not so much with helping young people learn how to earn a living as with learning how to live a life. In the early part of this century, certain conditions and attitudes prevailed which influenced the character of the career guidance profession. However, these conditions and attitudes are no longer…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Career Guidance, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society)
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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. – 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
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