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Yeakey, Carol Camp, Ed. – 2000
This volume focuses on the work of Edmund W. Gordon and the influence he has had on contemporary thinking in psychology, education, and social policy, and the implications of his work for the schooling of lower-status youth and children of color in the United States. The chapters are: (1) "The Social Context of Emotions in Black Adolescents:…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed. – 1996
This collection, which was prepared to honor Edmund W. Gordon and Maynard C. Reynolds for their leadership at the Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education, represents the work of researchers from the Center on Education in the Inner Cities. It is organized around the four themes of educational resilience, student…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Student), Educational Improvement
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
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY. – 1977
This volume contains speeches made by educators, civil servants and administrators who attended a conference devoted to redefining the problems of education in the context of urban life. Edmund W. Gordon's presentation provides a basic framework of urbanicity, its environmental and social characteristics, and three broad categories which have…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed. – 1997
The chapters in this collection, distributed to conference participants as a springboard for conference discussions, consider sustainable models for school-family-community collaboration, partnerships in education, and other ways to improve learning for urban youth. The contributions are: (1) "The Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed. – 1995
Papers in this collection were commissioned for a conference entitled, "Making a Difference for Students at Risk," to serve as springboards for discussion. Discussions and recommendations from conferees were incorporated into the versions presented in this volume. The two topics that dominated discussion at the conference were: basic…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change
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
Rossi, Robert J., Ed. – 1994
This book presents essays from educational reformers who examine efforts aimed at students at risk for failure in U.S. schools. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the factors that place children at risk for educational failure. Part 2 describes the dangers for students of a system that fails to recognize and appreciate their…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Black Students, Cultural Influences, Dropout Prevention
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Baron, Joan Boykoff, Ed.; Wolf, Dennie Palmer, Ed. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 1996
These discussions of performance-based student assessment provide a record of a decade-long exploration of unsettled issues in assessment. The first section provides the elements of a basic rationale for performance-based assessment, while the second section contains accounts of efforts to develop new performance-based systems in one city and four…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Entrance Examinations, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others – 1972
The Richmond, Virginia Follow Through program is currently in its sixth year of operation in grades kindergarten to three in 12 urban schools. Funded primarily by Educational Opportunity Act Title II funds, the program serves a student population in which the majority of pupils are black and 50 percent are from poor families. The program seeks to…
Descriptors: Black Students, Enrichment Activities, Grade 1, Grade 2
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.; And Others – 1972
Founded in 1967, Harlem Prep is an independent, non-sectarian school, located in the Central Harlem section of New York City. The school currently has an enrollment of more than 600 students who range in age from 16 to over 40. The student body is primarily black, male, and from the lower socioeconimic groups. However, the student population also…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs