Strengthening Families, Communities, and Schools to Support Children's Development: Neighborhoods of Promise, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

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

Neighborhoods of Promise, 1st Edition

Edited by Edmund W. Gordon, Betina Jean-Louis, Nkechi Obiora

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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

PART ONE



Foreword




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





PART TWO



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



Afterword


Recontextualizing the achievement gap through Neighborhoods of Promise



A.J. Franklin

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects