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Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1965
This issue of the IRCD Bulletin is devoted to a bibliography on the emotional and social development of socially disadvantaged children. The bibliography should be viewed as a companion to a previous one (UD 007 841) in which the focus was on cognitive development, for both the cognitive and the affective aspects of development should be regarded…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Youth
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1969
"Strategies for Closing the Poverty Gap" by Gertrude Goldberg and Carol Lopate, which makes up the contents of this issue of the IRCD Bulletin, critically reviews income maintenance schemes, social insurance and public assistance programs, family allowances, the negative income tax, and full employment proposals. Of these plans to end poverty the…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Employment, Financial Support, Guaranteed Income
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., Ed. – 1970
This issue of the IRCD Bulletin comprises Part I of the Report of the Commission on Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board, and a review of the recommendations made by the Commission. The Commission addressed itself to the question, "What can schools do to increase the readiness of students for further education, and what can colleges do…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Testing, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1971
This report describes the initial planning, participant selection, and participant evaluation of 5 1970 American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA) Research Training Sessions. All were designed specifically to improve the quality of research skills and competencies of trained counselor educators. The 5 sessions, each 5 days long, were…
Descriptors: Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Educational Improvement, Guidance Personnel
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. – 1972
The advanced technology of modern communications has created a condition in which the contradictions of complex social orders, the atrocities of interpersonal, intertribal, and international conflicts, the inequities inherent in practically all of our social systems, as well as the richness of our cultural and technical accomplishments constantly…
Descriptors: Career Education, Communications, Cultural Influences, Educational Development
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1973
Career may be defined as a course of continued progress in the life of a person. Since in the recent history of mankind, one's life has been largely defined by the work that one does, vocation or occupation has become the colloquial connotation for career. In the social order which is emerging, work may no longer be central, but may give way to…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Economic Development
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
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Journal of Negro Education, 1985
Examination of the social science knowledge base relative to Afro-Americans indicates that the social sciences traditionally have attempted to understand the life experiences of socially diverse groups through a narrow cultro/ethnocentric perspective and against an equally narrow standard. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Differences, Ethnocentrism, Minority Groups
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, 1977
The use and problems associated with standardized tests are not only technical, but also involve philosophical and moral issues such as "what it is that we want education to be," and "what are the behaviors and goals of educators and learners that we are willing to encourage." (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Educational Problems
Gordon, Edmund W. – Journal of Comparative Cultures, 1973
Descriptors: Activism, Black Studies, Blacks, College Students
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