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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
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
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
Gordon, Edmund W. – IRCD Bulletin, 1978
Studies of urban living and its consequences for education tend to focus on issues related to ethnic minority status and low economic status. There are problems, however, more critical to urban life than those faced by low status people in our cities. Continuity and change present problems in urban areas. Three broad categories which have special…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1972
This exemplary program in health and nutrition is designed to: eliminate the barriers to learning imposed by poverty and cultural isolation; increase the student's ability to learn; improve pupil health and attitudes; and, make the schools responsive to the social, economic, and cultural needs of the community. The program features an extensive,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Breakfast Programs, Compensatory Education, Dental Clinics
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Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1972
Funded in part by Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III funds and in part by the Atlanta, Georgia School System, Project Success Environment is now in Year Two of a three year program. A teaching technique of three components--a reinforcement system, a special classroom arrangement, and a success curriculum--the project premised that if…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Design, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development
St. John, Nancy H.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – IRCD Bulletin, 1978
This article examines nine dimensions to the meaning of school desegregation for black children and analyzes one attitudinal outcome related to each dimension. The dimensions (listed first) and corresponding outcomes are as follows: (1) symbolic message and sense of control; (2) borrowed stigma aura and self esteem; (3) relative deprivation and…
Descriptors: Black Students, Desegregation Effects, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups