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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
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. – 1969
This booklet contains the seven papers presented at the symposium: (1) "Early Schooling: What Is It All About?" by Marshall P. Smith, Trenton State College, who approaches the subject as "one of the preeminent tools for human survival"; (2) "The Family and Community: What Are Their Roles in the Educational Process?" by Melvin Tumin, Princeton…
Descriptors: Community Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research
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
Taylor, Ronald W., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed. – 1997
Taking its departure from a conference hosted by the National Center on Education in the Inner City (Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), this collection considers developing a research base for preventive and intervention-oriented efforts to foster resilience and educational success for minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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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.; Bridglall, Beatrice L. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2003
This report focuses on students who are underrepresented in the high academic achievement pool by calling attention to the important role that relational data management systems can play in educational decision making, particularly with regard to how they can be applied to closing the academic achievement gap. After explaining the need for data…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Data Collection, Decision Making
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1985
Two major areas of educational research are addressed in this book. The first explores recent theories and findings on the cognitive aspects of education. The second focuses upon research that examines education as a social institution. The following articles are presented: (1) "The History of Literacy and the History of Readers" (Carl F.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Cultural Influences, Educational Research
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1975
The most pressing problems of research on minority groups have not received adequate attention. One such problem is that of identification and understanding of the mechanisms of learning facility and learning dysfunction and the implications of both for the optimum development of heterogeneous populations. Secondly, in contrast to the body of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
GORDON, EDMUND W. – 1967
THIS REVIEW OF RESEARCH NOTES THAT THE EDUCATIONAL HANDICAPS OF THE DISADVANTAGED HAVE NOT BEEN CONCEPTUALIZED ADEQUATELY, IN PART BECAUSE THE DISADVANTAGED MISTAKENLY HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED A HOMOGENEOUS GROUP. SO FAR, THERE HAS BEEN NO STUDY OF THE DIALECTICAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE DISADVANTAGED LEARNER'S COGNITIVE PROCESSES, AFFECTIVE MECHANISMS,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Aspiration, Cognitive Processes
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1970
This report comprises a critical analysis of research in the area of the disadvantaged student, mostly on population characteristics and on educational programs offered them. Much of the research on such factors as genetic and environmental influences, verbal ability, motivation, school achievement, attrition rate, demographic characteristics,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Rearing, Cognitive Processes, Demography
Gordon, Edmund W.; Green, Robert L. – 1966
This volume contains the proceedings of two conferences. One conference was concerned primarily with research on racial desegregation and integration in public education, and was highlighted by a paper by Irwin Katz, "Problems and Directions for Research in Public School Desegregation." The second conference focused on social change and the role…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavioral Sciences, Blacks, Civil Rights
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