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978-0-7425-1658-8 • Hardback • December 2006 • $132.00 • (£102.00)
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Edmund W. Gordon is the Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at Yale University; and the Senior Scholar in Residence at The College Board. He has authored or edited over 15 books and monographs, including Compensatory Education: Preschool through College, which continues to be regarded as the classic work in its field. Edmund W. Gordon is one of the conceptual leaders of several of the major developments in public education, viz. Head Start, compensatory education, career education, school desegregation, alternatives in educational assessment, and supplementary education.
Beatrice L. Bridglall is currently Research Scientist & Editor in the National Center for Children & Families at Teacher's College, Columbia University and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Bridglall is conducting several programs of research, including one directed at investigating the correlates of minority high academic achievement. An emerging area of interest is early childhood education, particularly the role of parental practices/investment in mediating academic achievement. Dr. Bridglall has recently published a co-edited book, Supplementary Education: The hidden curriculum of high academic achievement (Rowman & Littlefield 2005).
Part 1 Part I: Affirmative Action and Affirmative Development
Chapter 2 Toward the Development of Intellective Character
Chapter 2 Intellective Competence: The Universal Currency in Technologically Advanced Societies
Chapter 3 Intelligence as a Socialized Phenomenon
Chapter 4 Affirmative Development as an Alternative to Affirmative Action
Chapter 5 Meritocracy and the Opportunity to Learn
Chapter 6 Cultural Experience, Academic Cultures and Academic Ability
Part 7 Part II: Affirmative Development of Academic Ability
Chapter 8 The Curriculum and Its Functions
Chapter 9 The Teaching and Learning of Intellective Competence
Chapter 10 Psychosocial Processes in the Cultivation of Intellective Competence: The Interpenetration of Affective, Cognitive, and Situative Processes in Intellective Behavior
Chapter 11 Politicalization: A Neglected Pedagogical Process
Chapter 12 The Problem of Transfer and Adaptability: Applying the Learning Sciences to the Challenge of the Acheivement Gap
Chapter 14 Task Force Report on the Affirmative Development of Academic Ability: All Students Reaching the Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps
This collection of readings builds on constructivist and critical literacy theories to advocate not only for 'equal opportunities' and 'affirmative action,' but for gathering together all the cognitive, social, cultural, and psychological forces of society as a whole to empower children to reach their fullest academic potential. Recommended.
— Choice Reviews
This set of essays provides a bold vision of the many forms of human capital that any society—particularly one with abundant resources—ought to develop in its children and youth. It is a necessary handbook for educators, social workers, health professionals—anyone committed to the development and wellbeing of all young people.
— Dennie Palmer Wolf, Brown University
The development of human capacity for all, but especially for minority students, is at the core of this important book. Based on Gordon's longstanding commitment to equity and social justice and the role of education in this endeavor, this volume presents the seminal thinking of Gordon and Bridglall around the concept of Affirmative Development. Because of its original conceptualization, its richness in historical and sociopsychological details, and the practicality of the recommendations, this book is a must read for all educators interested in educational equity and in the development of academic abilities of minorities and those who are low on wealth.
— Ofelia García, Columbia University