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Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2005
This article discusses how a lifetime of research has led Edmund W. Gordon to the conviction that it is the out-of-school extras that nurture children's intellect. A half-century ago, the noted psychologist Edmund W. Gordon and his physician wife, Susan, opened a children's health clinic here in central Harlem. For as little as a quarter, poor…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Educational Experience, Supplementary Education, After School Education
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed.; Bridglall, Beatrice L., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006
According to Gordon and Bridglall, the ability to learn is more of a developed human capacity than a fixed aptitude with which one is born. They argue that the emergence of academic ability is associated with exposure to specialized cultures that privilege the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that schools reward. Children who are born to and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Nature Nurture Controversy
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed.; Bridglall, Beatrice L., Ed.; Meroe, Aundra Saa, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004
In this book, the editors argue that while access to schools that enable and expect academic achievement is a necessary ingredient for the education of students, schools alone may not be sufficient to ensure universally high levels of academic development. Supplemental educational experiences may also be needed. The idea of supplementary education…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Hidden Curriculum, Educational Experience, Academic Achievement
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
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. – 1968
Papers presented at this conference discussed the educational evaluation and the problems of the socially disadvantaged. Topics were: "The Comparative Field Experiment: An Illustration from High School Biology," by Richard C. Anderson; "Evaluation of Teacher Training in a Title III Center," by Ethna R. Reid; "Evaluating a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beginning Reading, Biology, Cost Effectiveness
Taylor, Ronald D., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed. – 2000
Noting that much is known from research and practice regarding what works to promote resilience of children and families in a variety of high-risk life situations, this book considers the impact of culture, economy, employment, poverty, family structure, and social policy on parenting, child development, education, and the life success of youth.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Asian Americans
Tomlinson, Louise M., Ed. – 1991
This conference was designed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals can contribute to strengthening the educational support system, and to generate practical information on strategies to improve achievement levels of youth. The first article, titled "Conference Program…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cocaine, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed. – 1997
The chapters in this collection, distributed to conference participants as a springboard for conference discussions, consider sustainable models for school-family-community collaboration, partnerships in education, and other ways to improve learning for urban youth. The contributions are: (1) "The Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights. – 1995
The House Subcommittee met to consider the progress that had been made toward the implementation of the restructuring of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) and the fulfillment of its original mission, the equalization of educational opportunities for disadvantaged children. A report on implementation efforts was presented by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
GORDON, EDMUND W., ED. – 1967
FEATURED IN THIS BULLETIN IS A DISCUSSION BY EDMUND W. GORDON OF "EQUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY" (KNOWN AS THE COLEMAN REPORT AFTER ITS SENIOR AUTHOR), A REPORT OF AN EXTENSIVE SURVEY OF MINORITY GROUP EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES. AFTER EXAMINING SOME OF THE DATA AND FINDINGS IN THE REPORT, GORDON CONCLUDES THAT ONE CANNOT ON…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bibliographies, Black Students, Community Involvement
Berne, Robert, Ed.; Picus, Lawrence O., Ed. – 1994
Papers from an Equity Study Group are compiled to give a real-world look at an evolving school system. The Equity Study Group was formed by the New York State Board of Regents to investigate how the allocation of resources contributes to the disparity in outcome for New York school children. The following papers are included: (1) "Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
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Baron, Joan Boykoff, Ed.; Wolf, Dennie Palmer, Ed. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 1996
These discussions of performance-based student assessment provide a record of a decade-long exploration of unsettled issues in assessment. The first section provides the elements of a basic rationale for performance-based assessment, while the second section contains accounts of efforts to develop new performance-based systems in one city and four…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education
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
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
"The Journal of Negro Education" was born during the third decade of the 20th century. "The Journal" has reflected concern with race and racial discrimination as a central problem in the education of Negro people. During its 75th anniversary, the legacy of "The Journal" continues and has remained the educational,…
Descriptors: Race, Economic Status, Racial Discrimination, African American 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
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