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Gordon, Edmund W. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2001
This article describes affirmative development, a concept designed to complement colloquial notions of affirmative action, which emphasizes the creation and enhancement of competence in addition to the more traditional emphasis on the equitable reward of competence. In 1903 and 1958, W.E.B. DuBois examined whether 20th century problems related to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W.; Bridglall, Beatrice L. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2003
This report focuses on students who are underrepresented in the high academic achievement pool by calling attention to the important role that relational data management systems can play in educational decision making, particularly with regard to how they can be applied to closing the academic achievement gap. After explaining the need for data…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Data Collection, Decision Making
Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2002
This document examines the importance of access to educational resources that are supplementary to what is available in school for all students. Supplementary education is the formal and informal learning and developmental enrichment opportunities provided for students outside of school and beyond the regular school day or year. While…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Computer Literacy, Cultural Influences