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Ashline, Nelson F., Ed.; And Others – 1976
This book, based on an invitational conference held in Newport, Rhode Island, in June 1975, includes an edited record of that conference as well as additional papers which were developed by participants as a result of their conference experience. Twelve papers are included: "Public Education as the Great Equalizer", Fred M. Hechinger; "Types of…
Descriptors: Desegregation Effects, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Opportunities, Economically Disadvantaged
Adams, Myrna C., Ed.; Wadsworth, Elizabeth, Ed. – 1989
This publication reports on a conference convened in November 1987 (with a follow-up for unfinished business in July, 1988) to analyze and propose solutions to the problem of ethnic minority underrepresentation in doctoral programs, with specific emphasis on the role of faculty in reversing this trend. Prefatory material includes a conference…
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Students, Doctoral Programs, Educational Opportunities
Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, Ed.; Miller, Lamar P., Ed. – 1996
The 1954 Supreme Court decision in the case of "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas" provided the legal basis for equal educational opportunity. More than 40 years after the decision, equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action remain issues of intense debate. This book offers essays by 23 prominent voices in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
Weiss, Heather B.; Bouffard, Suzanne M.; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2009
One of the most powerful but neglected supports for children's learning and development is family involvement both in and out of school. Over 40 years of steadily accumulating evidence show that family involvement is one of the strongest predictors of children's school success, and that families play pivotal roles in their children's cognitive,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income, Economically Disadvantaged, Parent Participation
Gordon, Edmund W. – Children, 1971
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities
Gordon, Edmund W. – Liberal Educ, 1970
A radical change in admissions policies must be made to bring more of the weaker students into strong institutions and to make small institutions serve more of the stronger students. (IR)
Descriptors: College Admission, Curriculum Development, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment Rate
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1970
This paper reviews the wide variety of approaches and issues in research relating to the education of the disadvantaged in the decade of the sixties. Relevant works are designated in two categories: (1) the study of population characteristics and, (2) the description and evaluation of programs and practices. Studies within the former area are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Classification, Compensatory Education
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1973
The publication of "Inequality" by Christopher Jencks last fall occasioned a storm of controversy, especially among those in education. The findings of the Harvard professor rejected a sacred cow--that there is any correlation between one's education and income. Meeting at Teachers College, Columbia University recently for the expressed purpose of…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Green, Derek – American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 1974
Those of us who are committed to the pedagogical enterprise are called upon to re-examine, clarify, and perhaps justify the presuppositions, methods, and goals that provide the framework within which education and development are carried on. Recent publications by several writers have reintroduced notions that demand critical examination,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Bias, Book Reviews
GORDON, EDMUND W.; JABLONSKY, ADELAIDE – 1967
IN THIS REPORT TO THE COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, THE NATURE AND IMPACT OF EXISTING COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE EVALUATED, GENERAL CRITERIA FOR THE SUCCESS OF SUCH PROGRAMS ARE DETERMINED, AND THE COST FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS IS ESTIMATED. AFTER A REVIEW OF NINE CURRENT COMPENSATORY PROGRAMS THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Camping, Compensatory Education, Comprehensive Programs
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Shipman, Stephanie – American Psychologist, 1979
Discusses the application to education of principles of equity and social justice in light of considerations posed by individual differences. Reviews literature on diversity and pedagogy and examines issues related to attribute-treatment interaction (ATI) as an approach to educational improvement. (GC)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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
Miller, LaMar P., Ed.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1974
The content of this book is embedded in two historical frameworks. The first is the history of American education in which the basic underlying premise is that education is a means of achieving equality in our society. The other is the development of educational research in the United States which was founded on a deep conviction that one could…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Compensatory Education, Educational Opportunities