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Tannenbaum, Abraham J. Ed. – 1968
Nine conference papers consider the application of knowledge and methods known to special education to the instruction of disadvantaged children. Edmund W. Gordon views the disadvantaged population; Frank B. Wilderson discusses behavior disorders in children from deprived backgrounds; Harriet Green Kopp describes problems of perception and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Processes, Disadvantaged Youth
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – IRCD Bulletin, 1969
This issue of the IRCD Bulletin is devoted to commentaries on an article by Arthur R. Jensen on the nature-nurture controversy in a recent number of "Harvard Educational Review." Contents of the Bulletin are comprised of the following: "Education, Ethnicity, Genetics and Intelligence; Jensenism: Another Excuse for Failure to…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Environmental Influences
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 2003
The research literature on urban education has tended to focus on the problems of low-status minority groups, the complexity of urban school systems, and the financing and governance of such systems. Given this focus, the deeper problems and the significant opportunities associated with the condition of urbanicity have not yet been properly…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Student Diversity, Life Style, Cultural Influences
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1979
Guidance for career development must be concerned not so much with helping young people learn how to earn a living as with learning how to live a life. In the early part of this century, certain conditions and attitudes prevailed which influenced the character of the career guidance profession. However, these conditions and attitudes are no longer…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Career Guidance, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society)
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. – 1970
This paper describes and categorizes the characteristics of disadvantaged urban children with behavior disorders which may have some deleterious effect on their learning, and discusses the several kinds of activities which a comprehensive program of guidance for such children would entail for a specialist in guidance services. The relevant…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Behavior Problems, Counseling, Counselor Role
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1970
This paper examines the conflicts between and the inequities inherent in practically all present day social systems and suggests strategies for building a socially supportive environment. The study focuses on the practical implications of the nature-nurture controversy and contends that greater attention must be given to extrinsic factors in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Democracy
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. – 1963
THE CHOICE OF GOALS AND PRACTICES TO BE UTILIZED IN APPROACHES TO EFFECTING BEHAVIORAL CHANGE IS USUALLY DETERMINED BY THE PRACTITIONER'S VIEW OF THE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING BEHAVIORAL ORGANIZATION. TWO BEHAVIOR THEORIES ARE THE PROJECTIVE VIEW AND THE REFLECTIONAL VIEW OF THE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING BEHAVIORAL ORGANIZATION. IN THE PROJECTIVE VIEW,…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Theories, Disadvantaged Youth
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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