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Gordon, Edmund W.; Frede, Ellen; Irvine, Jacueline Jordan – Educational Testing Service, 2004
This issue of ETS Policy Notes focuses on highlights from the ETS African American Education Seminar. The day-long event, which drew more than 100 education and public affairs professionals, assessed the challenges facing African Americans in all levels of education, including access to high-quality prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, and…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Teaching Methods, Academic Ability, Student Development
Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Gordon, Edmund W. – Pedagogical Inquiry and Praxis, 2002
This document examines the importance of access to educational resources that are supplementary to what is available in school for all students. Supplementary education is the formal and informal learning and developmental enrichment opportunities provided for students outside of school and beyond the regular school day or year. While…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Computer Literacy, Cultural Influences
Gordon, Edmund W.; Bowman, Carol Bonilla; Mejia, Brenda X. – 2003
This evaluation describes two supplementary education interventions: the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) and the Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth (DSY). The ASTSN is a 19-year-old program that provides youth age 5-25 with opportunities to produce and participate in talent shows, thus creating stages where youth can…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Development, Drama, Leadership Training
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1999
This collection of essays reflects a lifetime commitment to education and democracy, bringing together views on race, justice, and equity for all students. The essays are: (1) "Educating the Poor in the United States"; (2) "Human Social Divisions and Human Intelligence: Putting Them in Their Place"; (3) "Cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Democracy, Diversity (Student), Educational Practices
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1992
The question of the appropriateness of a set of national standards for educational achievement in the United States is extremely complex. One source of the complexities is the diversity of human characteristics, and the distortions that come from racism, sexism, and other forms of chauvinism. The current practice in testing seems to treat validity…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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. – 1979
The aim of this paper is to bring some conceptual synthesis to the deliberations of the conference, "What Do We Know About Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools?". The author begins with an attempt to define the concept of urban education, and continues with an identification of some of the critical issues related to urban life and education in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cultural Pluralism, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W. – IRCD Bulletin, 1978
Studies of urban living and its consequences for education tend to focus on issues related to ethnic minority status and low economic status. There are problems, however, more critical to urban life than those faced by low status people in our cities. Continuity and change present problems in urban areas. Three broad categories which have special…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1976
Reactions to the papers read at the Pittsburgh conference on the theory and practice of beginning reading (April 1976) are provided in this document, with particular attention to the way that the content of those papers relates to compensatory education issues. The problem areas under which the discussion is organized are as follows: the search…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Compensatory Education, Conference Reports, Developmental Stages
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
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. – 1978
Contemporary research provides evidence of a variety of behaviors and conditions encountered in children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with sufficient frequency to justify the conclusion that they are either induced or nurtured by conditions of poverty. Numerous health-related conditions are felt to have implications for school and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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. – 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. – 1975
A committee under the chairmanship of Benjamin Bloom met in June 1964 to discuss research findings about disadvantaged populations and the prospects for educating them. Many of the things talked about then have been realized: More money has been spent. Better than half of the colleges and universities train teachers for disadvantaged children.…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Planning
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