is Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, associate dean of the Yale University School of Medicine, and director of the School Development Program (SDP).
This volume will be an invaluable resource in the creation of school communities populated by healthy, well–functioning adults and children whose bright dreams of the future are truly attainable goals. Over the last quarter century, often working against fearsome odds, James Comer’s School Development Program has achieved notable success in improving the quality of education in many American schools. In this wide-ranging book, Comer and his senior colleagues explain how they have accomplished this remarkable feat. Howard Gardner, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
Various aspects of the Comer Process are discussed in the seven chapters of this book. The majority of chapter one describes the diagnostic and prescriptive approaches adopted by Comer and colleagues to address the poor education and negative educational outcomes of students. In it, the authors lay the historical foundation for the Comer Process's School Development Program (SDP), which focuses on the overall well-being of children in the context of the home, school, society, and social networks
by: James P. Comer, Norris M. Haynes, Edward T. Joyner, Michael Ben-Avie. Publisher: Teachers College Press. Print ISBN: 9780807735398, 0807735396. eText ISBN: 9780807776056, 080777605X. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780807776056, 080777605X.
The School Development Program, James P. Haynes and Edward T. Joyner Translating theory into practice : Comer's theory of school reform, Christine L. Emmons, James P. Comer and Norris M. Haynes It takes a whole village : the SDP school, Norris M. Haynes. University-school partnership : reforming teacher preparation, Deborah B. Smith and Louise . Kaltenbaugh Time and alignment : potent tools for improving achievement, David A. Squires and Edward T. Joyner The School Development Program evaluation process, Norris M. Managing change on the Korean Peninsula : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Morton I. Abramowitz and James T. Laney, co-chairs ; Michael J. Green, project director ;.
For three decades now, the Yale School Development Program’s “whole village” approach has been transforming schools into places where students learn, develop, and thrive. Even students at risk become eminently successful in the same schools when SDP practices are established. With nearly 600 school communities across the nation trained in child psychiatrist James Comer’s holistic model of child development and comprehensive plan for school reform, the SDP now presents the specifics of that model and plan in action.
Rallying the Whole Village: The Comer Process for Reforming Education is prepared for easy inclusion in graduate and undergraduate courses in education, special education, and social work, and for school administrators, district superintendents, researchers, and policy makers at all levels. Topics discussed by the authors include children’s psychosocial development, group dynamics of effective school communities, teacher preparation and school/university partnerships, appropriate alignment of classroom content to standardized tests, increased student engagement and learning time, research and evaluation, community health, government initiatives, and school/business partnerships.
This volume will be an invaluable resource in the creation of school communities populated by healthy, well-functioning adults and children whose bright dreams of the future are truly attainable goals.