1st Edition

Strengthening Families, Communities, and Schools to Support Children's Development Neighborhoods of Promise

Edited By Edmund W. Gordon, Betina Jean-Louis, Nkechi Obiora Copyright 2018
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    Drawing on a range of contexts influenced by the Promise Neighborhoods Program—a federal place-based initiative to improve educational outcomes for students in distressed urban and rural neighborhoods—this book outlines effective characteristics and elements for implementing supplementary education. Chapter authors demonstrate that the disparities in educational achievement between white and non-white students can only be addressed by a holistic approach that takes the communities in which schools are situated as its focal point. This edited collection distills the insights gained from the communities implementing such comprehensive education programs and provides the framework and models for reproducing such successes.



    Geoffrey Canada

    Chapter 1
    Comprehensive Education and Family Resource Centers for the 21st Century

    Edmund W. Gordon, Paola C. Heincke, & Andrew C. Shurtleff

    Chapter 2
    Building Communities of Opportunity: Equity, Education and
the Agenda for Change

    Angela Glover Blackwell

    Chapter 3
    The Role of Family and Home in Children’s Intellectual Development

    E.B. Campbell and Edmund W. Gordon

    Chapter 4
    Community Life and Resources as Settings for Learning

    Emile Sessions and Edmund W. Gordon

    Chapter 5
    The Special Role of Schooling in the Development of
Academic Ability of Children and Youth

    Eleanor Armour-Thomas

    Chapter 6
    Closing the Education Gap: The Hidden Potential of the Black Church

    Carey H. Latimore


    Chapter 7
    Community Schools: A Strategy, Not a Program

    Jane Quinn

    Chapter 8
    The Eagle Academy for Young Men:
An Exemplar of the Comprehensive Practice of Education

    Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D. Edmund W. Gordon, Ed.D.

    Chapter 9
    Creating a Village that Nurtures Children at the Harlem Children’s Zone

    Betina Jean-Louis

    Chapter 10
    Engaging African American Youth in Social Change and Community Building through Cooperative Economic Development

    Jessica Gordon Nembhard, E. Wyatt Gordon and Stephen M. Nembhard

    Chapter 11
    High Performance Learning Communities

    Edmund W. Gordon, Andrew C. Shurtleff & Ishan E. Gordon


    Recontextualizing the achievement gap through Neighborhoods of Promise

    A.J. Franklin


    Edmund W. Gordon is the Emeritus John Musser Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and Richard March Hoe Professor at Columbia University, Teachers College, USA.

    Betina Jean-Louis is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Harlem Children's Zone, USA.

    Nkechi Obiora is a consultant with Farafina Shirikiano Communications, USA.