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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
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 1995
Discusses the changing knowledge base for pedagogy, the domain of the pedagogical sciences, and the intersection between these pedagogical sciences and culture. The paper draws on cultural psychology as a basis for pedagogy and details the implications for teacher education of the view that knowledge is shaped by the cultural contexts in which it…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Context Effect, Cultural Context, Culture
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 1995
The article discusses the recent history of development in accountability in a variety of educational settings, focusing on the national standards for educational achievement and the complexity of problems in setting those standards. The article highlights student diversity, cultural pluralism, and the development of equitable systems of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education