Trailblazers in Urban and Minority Education

| September 10, 2013

Date: 1968

Event: In 1968, the ERIC Center on Urban and Minority Education moved to Teachers College from its origin at Yeshiva University and was formalized into the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) in 1973. The data and files from Edmund W. Gordon and Doxey A. Wilkerson’s 1966 study “”Compensatory Education for the Disadvantaged: Programs and Practices, Preschool Through College” served as the basis for a specialized library on the topic of education for marginalized populations. This library in turn served as a model for the ERIC library system, one of the major resources for educational resources in the country. IUME continues to serve its mission by means of advocacy, research, technical assistance, and dissemination of information about issues in urban and minority education.

Source: Institute for Urban and Minority Education. (n.d.) “History of IUME.” Teachers College, Columbia University. Retrieved 29 March 2013 from http://iume.tc.columbia.edu/i/a/document/8500_TheHistoryofIUME.pdf

Library Researcher(s): Lea Lange