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Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2005
This article discusses how a lifetime of research has led Edmund W. Gordon to the conviction that it is the out-of-school extras that nurture children's intellect. A half-century ago, the noted psychologist Edmund W. Gordon and his physician wife, Susan, opened a children's health clinic here in central Harlem. For as little as a quarter, poor…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Educational Experience, Supplementary Education, After School Education
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Rabianski-Carriuolo, Nancy – Journal of Developmental Education, 1989
Edmund W. Gordon, noted for his research on diverse human characteristics and pedagogy related to the education of low-status populations, responds to questions on learning styles and their modification, cultural background, hemispheric dominance, instructional design, teaching methods, matching teacher and student characteristics, and the use of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Cultural Traits
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
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. – 1971
This report includes the papers presented at the Colluquium and the responses to these papers. The papers dealt primarily with the most critical and urgent problems involved in equalizing opportunity for the minority/poverty groups in the United States and include: "Educational Opportunity and the Organization of Higher Education," by Warren W.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged
Wargo, Michael J., Ed.; Green, Donald Ross, Ed. – 1977
The following papers were delivered: Introductory Remarks, John W. Evans; An Evaluator's Perspective, Michael J. Wargo; Problems of Achievement Tests in Program Evaluation, Donald Ross Green; Diverse Human Populations and Problems in Educational Program Evaluation via Achievement Testing, Edmund W. Gordon; Critical Issues in Achievement Testing of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Educational Testing
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
Berne, Robert, Ed.; Picus, Lawrence O., Ed. – 1994
Papers from an Equity Study Group are compiled to give a real-world look at an evolving school system. The Equity Study Group was formed by the New York State Board of Regents to investigate how the allocation of resources contributes to the disparity in outcome for New York school children. The following papers are included: (1) "Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
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
Numerous federal, state, and institutional projects have been undertaken in the areas of current educational opportunity programs for the disadvantaged, but there is still a need to bring about significant changes in the areas of administration, curriculum, program evaluation, and financial assistance. The state of compensatory education at the…
Descriptors: Administration, College Students, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development
GORDON, EDMUND W. – 1967
AS NOTED IN THE PREFACE TO THE BIBLIOGRAPHY WHICH MAKES UP THE BULK OF THIS BULLETIN, NEGROES RECEIVE THE GREATEST SHARE OF ATTENTION IN THE EXTENSIVE LITERATURE ON DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS. THE LITERATURE IS PRIMARILY DESCRIPTIVE AND POLEMICAL AND LACKS INTENSIVE ANALYSIS AND ATTENTION TO SPECIFIC SUBGROUPS. DISADVANTAGED GROUPS ARE SEEN AS AN…
Descriptors: American Indians, Bibliographies, Blacks, Book Reviews
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. – 1969
The objective of this project was to increase the quantity and quality of research and available information on the education of disadvantaged youth, through conferences and seminars, consultation services, and the development of the Information Retrieval Center on the Disadvantaged (later ERIC-IRCD). Proceedings of conferences in the following…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Research Reviews (Publications)
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1969
Financial and human resources are required to find pedagogical solutions to problems caused by the academically disabling characteristics of disadvantaged children. Insufficient resources and inappropriate methodology may have been the cause for the failure of compensatory education. Individual behavior styles and the nature of the academic…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education
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. – IRCD Bulletin, 1975
Problems of educability, analysis of learning situations, importance of home environment, nutrition, health, plasticity of intellect, importance of affect, importance of shared purposes, control of decision-making, importance of social class mix, and the relevance of schooling are among the issues discussed. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Methods, Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility
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