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Wang, Margaret C., Ed. – 1985
Four research papers on temperament and school learning and two commentaries are presented. "Early Temperament and Later Educational Outcomes," by Jacqueline V. Lerner, Stella Chess, and Kathleen Lenerz, discusses temperament characteristics and academic attainment. One hundred thirty-three middle class subjects were studied from early infancy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W.; Grannis, Joseph C. – 1977
The first of two papers included in this document addresses two related problems: Problem one: The appropriateness of existing standardized tests of achievement for the assessment of academic function in minority and disadvantaged group member students. Problem two: The appropriateness of such instruments for the assessment of the impact of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Black Colleges, Black Students
Gordon, Edmund W. – American Educational Research Association, 2004
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. Yet despite half a century of efforts to improve educational opportunities for African American students and other minorities, a large achievement gap persists. By 12th grade, the average African American and…
Descriptors: Graduation, High Achievement, Minority Group Children, Academic Achievement
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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
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1972
A nongraded educational program of several learning levels and highly individualized instruction, financed by the district and by Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I funds, the Directed Learning Program is in its third year of operation in the Hempstead, New York school system. The program is the district-wide method of instruction for what…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Class Organization, Classes (Groups of Students)
Bennett, Albert; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Cauce, Ana Mari; Everson, Howard T.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Lee, Carol D.; Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Stewart, Judy K. – North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2004
A mission of public schools is to produce students who are intellectually competent and prepared for postsecondary education and the increasingly competitive workforce. An urgent concern among education takeholders today is the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans among high-achieving students. Despite…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Academic Ability, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools