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Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – IRCD Bulletin, 1969
This issue of the IRCD Bulletin is devoted to commentaries on an article by Arthur R. Jensen on the nature-nurture controversy in a recent number of "Harvard Educational Review." Contents of the Bulletin are comprised of the following: "Education, Ethnicity, Genetics and Intelligence; Jensenism: Another Excuse for Failure to…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Environmental Influences
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
Gordon, Edmund W. – IRCD Bulletin, 1977
The use and problems associated with standardized tests are not only technical, but also involve philosophical and moral issues such as "what it is that we want education to be," and "what are the behaviors and goals of educators and learners that we are willing to encourage." (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Problems
Gordon, Edmund W. – IRCD Bulletin, 1975
Problems of educability, analysis of learning situations, importance of home environment, nutrition, health, plasticity of intellect, importance of affect, importance of shared purposes, control of decision-making, importance of social class mix, and the relevance of schooling are among the issues discussed. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Methods, Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility
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
Gordon, Edmund W.; Fahrer, Kimberly – IRCD Bulletin, 1976
Notes that although the state of the art of designing and delivering opportunity programs is confused, contradictory, and conditional, it is also encouraging. Overall effects have been surprisingly positive, even if limitedly so. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Status Comparison
Gordon, Edmund W.; Fahrer, Kimberly – IRCD Bulletin, 1976
Policy changes in the structure of higher education have occurred in three broad areas: admissions recruitment, financial aid, and curriculum. The practical responses to the necessity for change in these areas are discussed here as well as are the theoretical issues involved. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Goldberg, Gertrude S.; Gordon, Edmund W. – IRCD Bulletin, 1968
This bulletin on the Puerto Rican migrant consists primarily of (1) a review of research which examines the social science literature dealing with the island background of the Puerto Rican immigrant as well as his life on "La Vida" which questions whether the family described by Lewis is representative of slum dwellers in urban San Juan…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Child Rearing
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