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