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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
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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 In addition, some of his work not commonly read by educators as well as his unpublished musings from later…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
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
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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
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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
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.; Bowman, Carol Bonilla; Mejia, Brenda X. – 2003
This evaluation describes two supplementary education interventions: the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) and the Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth (DSY). The ASTSN is a 19-year-old program that provides youth age 5-25 with opportunities to produce and participate in talent shows, thus creating stages where youth can…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Development, Drama, Leadership Training
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1986
This report presents the findings of an evaluative study of the current status of engineering education for minority students at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels in the United States. It is based on a survey of 50 existing programs and a review of the professional and research literature in this field. The major findings of the analysis…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, College Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Bhattacharyya, Maitrayee – Journal of Negro Education, 1992
Examines questions arising from concern for Africentric and multicultural education, including the nature of diversity and the relationships among cultural hegemony, cultural diversity, and cultural pluralism. Changing conceptions of intelligence, knowledge, and education are considered in relation to the treatment of cultural and ethnic…
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Concept Formation, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
Orfield, Gary; Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Genesee, Fred; Slocumb, Paul D.; Payne, Ruby K. – Principal, 2000
In this special section, various authors (in separate articles) discuss the new face of school segregation; socioeconomic integration--a plan to mix poor and middle-class students; and ways to bridge the minority achievement gap, teach linguistically diverse students, and identify and nurture the gifted poor. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, De Facto Segregation, Diversity (Student)