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Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. – 1968
Papers presented at this conference discussed the educational evaluation and the problems of the socially disadvantaged. Topics were: "The Comparative Field Experiment: An Illustration from High School Biology," by Richard C. Anderson; "Evaluation of Teacher Training in a Title III Center," by Ethna R. Reid; "Evaluating a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beginning Reading, Biology, Cost Effectiveness
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
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. – 1968
The 1968 Invitational Conference on Testing Problems dealt with educational evaluation and the problems of the socially disadvantaged. Papers presented in Session I, Educational Evaluation--Various Levels and Aspects, were: (1) "The Comparative Field Experiment: An Illustration from High school Biology" by Richard C. Anderson; (2) "Evaluation of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conference Reports, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged
Gordon, Edmund W.; Grannis, Joseph C. – 1977
The first of two papers included in this document addresses two related problems: Problem one: The appropriateness of existing standardized tests of achievement for the assessment of academic function in minority and disadvantaged group member students. Problem two: The appropriateness of such instruments for the assessment of the impact of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Black Colleges, Black Students
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. – 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
In this brief discussion of the evaluation of compensatory education, the author analyzes why it has been difficult to discover whether compensatory education has succeeded; in addition, why the causes of success or failure are difficult to assess. In particular, the author points out that the political and economic circumstances of programs make…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Program Evaluation, Research Design
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.
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE WOLFE REPORT (SIX MONTHS LATER. STUDY I. PS 000 281) ARE NOTED. WEAKNESSES ARE JUDGED TO BE THAT WOLFF DID NOT CONTROL VARIATIONS IN TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS, CURRICULUM, OR STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS. STRENGTHS ARE (1) PARENT INTERVIEWS, (2) ASSESSMENT OF HEAD START-KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION, (3) RECOGNITION OF THREE…
Descriptors: Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation, Enrichment Activities, Followup Studies
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1968
This report results from the efforts of a committee established to make suggestions for the use of a $10 million fund for the improvement of the New York City (NYC) elementary schools. The committee, consisting of school administrators, an educational specialist, and representatives from the United Federation of Teachers and the United Parents…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Day Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement
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
Gordon, Edmund W.; Fahrer, Kimberly – IRCD Bulletin, 1976
Notes that although the state of the art of designing and delivering opportunity programs is confused, contradictory, and conditional, it is also encouraging. Overall effects have been surprisingly positive, even if limitedly so. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Status Comparison
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DeStefano, Lizanne; Gordon, Edmund W. – Special Services in the Schools, 1986
Important and recent developments in cognitive science in the areas of performance components, knowledge structures, metacomponents, and metacognition are reviewed, and a set of guidelines for educators involved in implementation or evaluation of cognitively based instructional programs are offered. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1974
The major responsibilities of the committee whose background and activities are reported here were: (1) to examine and review data on Title 1, Elementary Secondary Education Act programs in the school district and on the basis of this review and evaluation to advise the school district, Title 1 Parent Advisory Council, the State Department of…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Court Litigation, Educational Objectives, Federal Courts
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1974
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program was founded and is funded by the Newark Construction Trades Training Corporation. Internally, NCTTC provides all services to trainees other than the ABE component. Specifically, it provides a recruitment function, guidance function, placement service, shop training program, and supervision of on-the-job…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Career Development
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