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.
Table of Contents
Comprehensive Education and Family Resource Centers for the 21st Century
Edmund W. Gordon, Paola C. Heincke, & Andrew C. Shurtleff
Building Communities of Opportunity: Equity, Education and the Agenda for Change
Angela Glover Blackwell
The Role of Family and Home in Children’s Intellectual Development
E.B. Campbell and Edmund W. Gordon
Community Life and Resources as Settings for Learning
Emile Sessions and Edmund W. Gordon
The Special Role of Schooling in the Development of Academic Ability of Children and Youth
Closing the Education Gap: The Hidden Potential of the Black Church
Carey H. Latimore
Community Schools: A Strategy, Not a Program
The Eagle Academy for Young Men: An Exemplar of the Comprehensive Practice of Education
Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D. Edmund W. Gordon, Ed.D.
Creating a Village that Nurtures Children at the Harlem Children’s Zone
Engaging African American Youth in Social Change and Community Building through Cooperative Economic Development
Jessica Gordon Nembhard, E. Wyatt Gordon and Stephen M. Nembhard
High Performance Learning Communities
Edmund W. Gordon, Andrew C. Shurtleff & Ishan E. Gordon
Recontextualizing the achievement gap through Neighborhoods of Promise
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.