Comer Schools in Action: The 3-Volume Field Guide

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Overview

This 3-book collection offers a comprehensive field guide to developmentally appropriate education and school leadership as pioneered by James Comer and the Yale School Development Program.

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Editorial Reviews

Edward Zigler
"This field guide to the Comer School Development Program model, conveniently broken into modules that accentuate practices to support healthy child development, will be a valued resource to educators and anyone else responsible for a child’s future."
Review of Educational Research
"Meets the 'highest standard of evidence' for comprehensive school reforms that improve student achievement."
John I. Goodlad
"These handbooks will help enormously to keep alive what James Comer and his colleagues have so carefully crafted over the years."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412905077
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: Boxed
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 761,583
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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. Mc Graw, 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.

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.

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Table of Contents

Field Guide: Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success - James P. Comer, Edward T. Joyner, and Michael Ben-Avie, Editors
Field Guide: Transforming School Leadership and Management to Support Student Learning and Development - Edward T. Joyner, Michael Ben-Avie, and James P. Comer, Editors
Field Guide: Dynamic Instructional Leadership to Support Student Learning and Development - Edward T. Joyner, Michael Ben-Avie, and James P. Comer, editors

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