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

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ISBN-10: 1412905095

ISBN-13: 9781412905091

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael Ben-Avie, James P. Comer, Edward T. Joyner

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"Meets the highest standard of evidence for comprehensive school reforms that improve student achievement." Review of Educational Research, 2003 "In a refreshing departure from todays focus on academic testing, Comers SDP is designed to foster the development of the whole child. In Comers 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 Healthy child development is the key to academic achievement and life success! 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. Combining research; evidence-based best practices; essential tools for planning, data analysis, and assessment; and a generous collection of charts, tables, and graphics, Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success offers educators a comprehensive and effective framework for whole school reform. In 17 lively and informative chapters, Dr. Comer and his coauthors offer a complete guide to: Fostering healthy student growth and development along physical, cognitive, psychological, language, social, and ethical pathways Comprehensive school planning to optimize opportunities for child development and learning Creating a positive school climate in which all adults-teachers, parents, administrators, school staff, and community members-can help children grow and succeed Ensuring continuous professional development and program improvement for the entire school community Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success is the first-ever published field guide to the tried, tested, and true methods used by the Comer Process to promote child development and learning. Now every concerned educator and school leader can use this innovative framework to ensure that all school decisions are made in the best interest of children and their success!
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Child Development = Education
The School Is Preventive and Promotive
Essential Understandings of the Yale School Development Program: A Reference Guide to the Comer Process
Schools in Society
Child Development Is the Foundation of Education
Promoting Youth Leadership Development in Comer Schools
Children Must Be Taught to Deal with Anger - The Yale Child Study Center Faculty
Children with Special Needs: Special Education and the Comprehensive School Plan
Using the Pathways with Individualized Education Plans for Children with Special Needs
Children Need Healthy Adults
Balanced Development
Development Into Adulthood
Teaming and Team Building
A Team Approach to Educational Change
Establishing a Foundation: A Principal's View of Task and Process
It's All About Effective Relationships: Frameworks for Understanding Ourselves and Others
Three Guiding Principles for Interaction on Teams
A Time to Act
Children and Trauma
Children During Wartime
Children of the World: How We Created a Full-Service School
Index