7.07 Edmund W. Gordon Documentary
At the request of the Dean of Teachers College the EdLab produced a video chronicling the major themes in the career of Professor Edmund Gordon. "Legacy for a Campus" honors Edmund W. Gordon's life and work in educational research, and was featured as part of the ceremony naming a Teachers College campus in Harlem in honor of Professor Gordon. This video is available online.
The video runs 7 minutes in length.
This video focuses on three aspects of Dr. Gordon's work: 1) the origination of the idea of supplementary education in his Teachers College dissertation (1957), 2) his development of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), and 3) his relationship with his family.
Dr. Gordon, founder of IUME, has been a lifelong champion of "supplementary education" – the idea that children must be enveloped by a scaffold of caring community and family to ensure that out-of-school educational experiences positively shape their intellectual development and well-being. He was named a special advisor to The Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, and Teachers College dedicated the Edmund W. Gordon Campus on December 15th, 2005. For more on Dr. Gordon's legacy, see IUME's website.