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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
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
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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
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1972
Contents of this issue of the NCRIEEO Newsletter include the following articles: (1) "Editor's commentary: background to the issue," by Edmund Gordon, which puts busing into perspective as an important educational resource--like physical facilities, instructional materials, and teachers--to be used to achieve educational and social…
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods
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Gordon, Edmund W.; Bridglall, Beatrice L. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2006
This chapter is adapted from the address that inaugurated the American Educational Research Association annual lecture series commemorating the anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the case "Brown v. Board of Education." The authors begin this chapter by paying tribute to Kenneth Bancroft Clark, who led the distinguished group of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Educational Research, Educational Attainment
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1973
Due mainly to the cultural reverence for the baccalaureate degree, there is a growing pressure from low income and minority groups to expand programs in continuing education. Various approaches to the problem have been tried (talent searches by colleges, open admissions) but have not proved successful. Although success and financing are problems,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Educational Policy
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1975
A committee under the chairmanship of Benjamin Bloom met in June 1964 to discuss research findings about disadvantaged populations and the prospects for educating them. Many of the things talked about then have been realized: More money has been spent. Better than half of the colleges and universities train teachers for disadvantaged children.…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Planning
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. – 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. – 1976
The equalization of educational opportunity, the achievement of a greater degree of equity, is a central concern of educators today. The way in which this concern is conceptualized can have a great influence on the extent to which the concern is translated into programs, and on the way programs ultimately address the problem that gave rise to the…
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
Gordon, Edmund W.; Fahrer, Kimberly – IRCD Bulletin, 1976
These two articles focus on opportunity programs in higher education, the first of which notes that the state of the art of designing and delivering these programs is confused, contradictory, and yet encouraging. Positive and negative research findings and program variation contributes to the confused state of the art. Another problem concerns the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Compensatory Education