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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
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. – 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