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Dixon-Roman, Ezekiel, Ed.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
While much is known about the critical importance of educative experiences outside of school, little is known about the social systems, community programs, and everyday practices that can facilitate learning outside of the classroom. "Thinking Comprehensively About Education" sheds much-needed light on those systems, programs, and…
Descriptors: Education, Social Systems, Economics, Foreign Countries
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1994
This collection attempts to broaden understanding of how to magnify circumstances known to enhance development and education in order to advance opportunities for all children, especially children and youth of the inner cities. Focuses are on raising consciousness about opportunities available to foster resilience and on synthesizing the knowledge…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Blacks, Context Effect, Educational Change
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ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY. – 1979
The papers in this document illustrate the need for educators to recognize the diverse populations they serve. Edmund W. Gordon and Stephanie Shipman discuss the confusion surrounding Aptitude/Treatment/Interaction (ATI) research and the educational equity controversy. They argue for educational programs which more appropriately address the…
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Conference Reports, Disadvantaged, Educational Change
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed. – 1995
Papers in this collection were commissioned for a conference entitled, "Making a Difference for Students at Risk," to serve as springboards for discussion. Discussions and recommendations from conferees were incorporated into the versions presented in this volume. The two topics that dominated discussion at the conference were: basic…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change
Kimball, Bruce A.; Orrill, Robert, Ed. – 1995
This book presents an essay on U.S. liberal education and 24 commentaries on it. The essay, "Toward Pragmatic Liberal Education" by Bruce A. Kimball suggests that a consensus is emerging in reform efforts that a new and distinctly American version of liberal education is emerging which owes much to the current resurgence of American…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
Rossi, Robert J., Ed. – 1994
This book presents essays from educational reformers who examine efforts aimed at students at risk for failure in U.S. schools. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the factors that place children at risk for educational failure. Part 2 describes the dangers for students of a system that fails to recognize and appreciate their…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Black Students, Cultural Influences, Dropout Prevention
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology. – 1983
This report considers the current and future impact of technology on schools, solutions to existing problems, and major policy questions concerning computer technology's role in education. Experiences of several universities in integrating computers into their programs are reviewed, as well as those of states and local school districts in…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1970
This issue of the IRCD Bulletin comprises Part I of the Report of the Commission on Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board, and a review of the recommendations made by the Commission. The Commission addressed itself to the question, "What can schools do to increase the readiness of students for further education, and what can colleges do…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Testing, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1973
Career may be defined as a course of continued progress in the life of a person. Since in the recent history of mankind, one's life has been largely defined by the work that one does, vocation or occupation has become the colloquial connotation for career. In the social order which is emerging, work may no longer be central, but may give way to…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Economic Development
Gordon, Edmund W. – Freedomways, 1977
Increasing evidence indicates that college completion rates for opportunity students equal or exceed college completion rates for the nation as a whole. In this article some of the confusing and contradictory aspects of designing and delivering educational opportunity programs are reviewed. Recommendations are offered for expanding access to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities
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
Ruchkin, Judith P.; Gordon, Edmund W. – 1972
The first of two articles, "Some trends and countertrends," is a retrospective analysis of both the trends that have supported expanded higher educational opportunities and of intervening issues that have interfered with the inherently expansionist trends. A subtle but crucial distinction is made between trends towards expanded opportunities in…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Colleges, Black Education, College Entrance Examinations
Gordon, Edmund W.; Jaramillo, Mari-Luci – 1972
The first paper in this booklet summarizes the desegregation strategies that have been used either singly or in combination to ethnically balance schools. An overview of the services and resources available to school districts from the National Center for Research and Information for Equal Educational Opportunities is also presented. Some of the…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences