Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success: The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action

Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success: The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action

By: Edward T. Joyner (editor), James P. Comer (editor), Michael Ben-Avie (editor)Hardback

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`In a refreshing departure from today's focus on academic testing, Comer's SDP is designed to foster the development of the whole child. In Comer's schools, children are taught not only academics but the skills and behaviors they need to be successful in school and in life' - Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Emeritus Yale University Children and adolescents who enjoy healthy growth and development along six primary pathways are the students who learn well and achieve success in school and in life. But children from poorly functioning families and impoverished social networks too often find themselves without adequate preparation and support for the academic challenges that await them in kindergarten and the grades that follow. Believing that schools are uniquely situated to foster healthy development, renowned child psychiatrist Dr James P Comer and his colleagues at the Yale School Development Program (SDP) have dedicated 35 years to guiding students, schools, and educators toward academic success along the six developmental pathways of learning.

About Author

James P. Comer, M.D., is the founder and chairman of the Yale School Development Program, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, and Associate Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine. He has been the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the John and Mary Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine Award, the Rockefeller Public Service Award, the Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education, the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in Education, the Heinz Award for Service to Humanity, and many other awards and honors, including 41 honorary degrees. Edward T. Joyner, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of the Yale School Development Program. He served as the SDP's first director of training, was the original designer of the SDP Leadership Development Academies, and initiated university-public school partnerships to strengthen local school reform efforts. He is the architect of the SDP's systemic initiative to coordinate the work of the school board, central office, building staff, and the larger school community to create an optimal environment for teaching and learning throughout each school district. He currently oversees all of the operations of the Yale School Development Program and serves as the lead implementation coordinator for New York. Michael Ben-Avie directs the Impact Analysis and Strategies Group, which studies corporate, nonprofit, and government partnerships that promote youth development and student learning. He conducts national studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of mentoring programs and psychological interventions on children's lifepaths. He has co-edited books about the Yale School Development Program with James P. Comer and colleagues, and has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, and reports on educational change initiatives, high schools, parent involvement, and the relationship between youth development and student learning.


Foreword - Michael Fullan Preface - Edward T. Joyner Acknowledgments About the Authors Part I. Child Development = Education 1. The School Is Preventive and Promotive - James P. Comer 2. Essential Understandings of the Yale School Development Program: A Reference Guide to the Comer Process - Michael Ben-Avie, Edward T. Joyner, and James P. Comer 3. Schools in Society - Carmen S. Gonzalez 4. Child Development Is the Foundation of Education - Fay E. Brown and Joanne N. Corbin 5. Promoting Youth Leadership Development in Comer Schools - Valerie Maholmes 6. Children Must Be Taught to Deal with Anger - The Yale Child Study Center Faculty 7. Children with Special Needs: Special Education and the Comprehensive School Plan - Michael Ben-Avie, Virginia Arrington, Morton Frank, and Robert Raymond 8. Using the Pathways with Individualized Education Plans for Children with Special Needs - Nora Martin Part II. Children Need Healthy Adults - Michael Ben-Avie Balanced Development Development Into Adulthood 9. Teaming and Team Building - Miriam McLaughlin, Alice Huff Hart, Everol Ennis, Fred Hernandez, and Jan Stocklinksi 10. A Team Approach to Educational Change - J. Patrick Howley 11. Establishing a Foundation: A Principal's View of Task and Process - Jeffrey German with J. Patrick Howley and Michael Ben-Avie 12. It's All About Effective Relationships: Frameworks for Understanding Ourselves and Others - J. Patrick Howley 13. Three Guiding Principles for Interaction on Teams - J. Patrick Howley Part III. A Time to Act 14. Children and Trauma - Robert A. Murphy 15. Children During Wartime - Robert A. Murphy 16. Children of the World: How We Created a Full-Service School - Grace Nebb Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412905084
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781412905084
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 1412905087

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