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Gordon, Edmund W. – IRCD Bulletin, 1975
Problems of educability, analysis of learning situations, importance of home environment, nutrition, health, plasticity of intellect, importance of affect, importance of shared purposes, control of decision-making, importance of social class mix, and the relevance of schooling are among the issues discussed. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Methods, Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 1995
Discusses the changing knowledge base for pedagogy, the domain of the pedagogical sciences, and the intersection between these pedagogical sciences and culture. The paper draws on cultural psychology as a basis for pedagogy and details the implications for teacher education of the view that knowledge is shaped by the cultural contexts in which it…
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Context Effect, Cultural Context, Culture
Gordon, Edmund W. – College Board Review, 1972
Descriptors: Black Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Ethnic Studies
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1976
The equalization of educational opportunity, the achievement of a greater degree of equity, is a central concern of educators today. The way in which this concern is conceptualized can have a great influence on the extent to which the concern is translated into programs, and on the way programs ultimately address the problem that gave rise to the…
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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., Ed. – 1966
This IRCD Bulletin issue contains two brief papers. One, on contingency management, describes the application of this aspect of operant conditioning theory to the manipulation of behavior through reinforcement methods. Examples of the technique of managing high and low probability behaviors are offered as it is used with preschool children,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1967
The IRCD Bulletin contains a statement about the origins and development of this ERIC clearinghouse in the system and its focus, services and staff. Also included is a response to Daniel P. Moynihan's criticism of a previous Bulletin issue which was devoted entirely to the "Moynihan Report". A bibliography (mostly annotated) of recent…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Clearinghouses, Disadvantaged Youth
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed. – 1967
This IRCD Bulletin issue contains two papers. One, by Harold L. Cohen, summarizes two of his previously prepared papers in which he discusses his approach to learning behaviors. He describes the use of reinforcements as motivators for academic and social learning at a Federal correctional institution. Cohen states that "The design and use of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories
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. – 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
GORDON, EDMUND W.
IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND YOUTH HANDICAPPED BY SOCIAL STATUS DIFFERENCES, IT WAS NECESSARY TO REALIZE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ASPECTS WERE CONTRADICTORY ATTITUDES TOWARD SELF AND OTHERS, MATERIALISTIC ATTITUDES, LOW-LEVEL ASPIRATION AND MOTIVATION, AND DIFFERENT SOCIOCULTURAL PATTERNS. THE POSITIVE ASPECTS INCLUDED SELECTIVE MOTIVATION AND CREATIVITY,…
Descriptors: Culture Lag, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Negative Attitudes
Gordon, Edmund W. – 1968
More carefully controlled research distinguishing more facets which may influence cognitive and social performance in young children is considered necessary before Head Start or any preschool program can be adequately assessed. Shortcomings in evaluation methodology discussed are as follows: evaluation research has not addressed itself to program…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Educational Researcher, 1997
Examines each section of the Task Force on the Role and Future of Minorities' 1996 report that was delivered to the American Education Research Association (AERA) Council. Discusses Historical Context of Diversity Efforts in AERA; Changing Demographics, Epistemologies, and Ideologies; Inventory of Concerns; and Task Force Recommendations. (GR)
Descriptors: Epistemology, Ethnic Groups, Group Membership, Ideology
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Gordon, Edmund W. – Teachers College Record, 1995
The article discusses the recent history of development in accountability in a variety of educational settings, focusing on the national standards for educational achievement and the complexity of problems in setting those standards. The article highlights student diversity, cultural pluralism, and the development of equitable systems of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
Bennett, Albert; Bridglall, Beatrice L.; Cauce, Ana Mari; Everson, Howard T.; Gordon, Edmund W.; Lee, Carol D.; Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Stewart, Judy K. – North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2004
A mission of public schools is to produce students who are intellectually competent and prepared for postsecondary education and the increasingly competitive workforce. An urgent concern among education takeholders today is the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans among high-achieving students. Despite…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Academic Ability, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools
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