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Comer, James P.

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Works: 104 works in 214 publications in 1 language and 13,725 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Teacher , Other
Classifications: LB2822.82, B
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Leave no child behind : preparing today's youth for tomorrow's world by James P Comer( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Raising Black children : two leading psychiatrists confront the educational, social, and emotional problems facing Black children by James P Comer( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book responds to nearly 1,000 commonly asked questions concerning a child's development from infancy to adolescence, as it applies to black children. Common parental concerns are discussed from sibling rivalry to setting a curfew, as well as advice for parents and teachers who must foster healthy self-esteem in black children living within a racist climate. The book considers the latest findings in the child-development field and show parents how to handle anger (their children's and their own), and how to help children cope with illness, divorce, and death. In addition, the book includes advice on adoption; on how to protect children from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and other sexually transmitted diseases; and on how to cope with problems at school, with dating, and with drugs. Among the questions confronted are: (1) What if my child seems overly aggressive with white children? (2) Why would my 5-year old say her father is too black? (3) Should black English be used in schools? (4) Can my child grow up healthy and well-adjusted without a father? And (5) What are the pros and cons of busing? Contains an index and a suggested-reading list. (Glr)
School power : implications of an intervention project by James P Comer( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980 and now considered a classic, " School Power" was the first book to demonstrate the positive effect of applying powerful psychological, social, and institutional forces on the performance of administrators, teachers, parents, and students. It shows how a university, a public school system, and parents worked together to move problem schools to an exceptional level of social and academic achievement. Now, reissued with a new preface and epilogue and a foreword by Marian Wright Edelman, "School Power" describes in detail the way that educators can use the knowledge of social and behavioral science, and education to overcome poor motivation, low self-esteem, discipline problems, and serious learning disabilities
Beyond Black and white by James P Comer( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a psychologist discusses racial relations and the psychological state of black americans since the civil rights movement
Black child care : how to bring up a healthy Black child in America : a guide to emotional and psychological development by James P Comer( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to serve as a practical reference guide for parents. The bulk of it is devoted to a stage-by-stage study of the black child's development from infancy through adolescence with special emphasis on the role of parents and teachers of school age children. The book begins with a brief summary of the historical experience of black youth in America. A question-and-answer format is used throughout the book. Most child care books are considered to be geared toward the middle-income white family, and few discuss race-related issues of child rearing and low-income children and families. Because race-related and income-related issues are said to cause special problems, it is held essential that an approach to child rearing that takes these important factors into consideration be available. Among the topics discussed are how children mature and how that growth affects their emotional, psychological, and social development. The intent is to share with the parent some of the latest findings and thinking in the child development field. Knowing the causes of black family problems and what can be done about them, as well as having an awareness of black family and community strengths, can affect how black mothers and fathers think about themselves and, in turn, influence the kind of care they give their young. It can also affect, it is stated, how white teachers and others view black youth. (Author/JM)
Waiting for a miracle : why schools can't solve our problems--and how we can by James P Comer( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Waiting for a Miracle, Comer, a pioneer who remains a leading figure in modern school reform, discusses the causes of these problems and presents a viable approach to resolving them - an approach that focuses on the crucial roles of children, family, and community. Beginning with his own deeply moving experiences as an African-American child growing up poor, Comer draws on more than thirty years of community involvement and educational commitment to show how we can make our schools the most important instrument of change. Using examples from his own successful strategies for troubled schools, he provides a detailed blueprint of how sensitively designed programs can and have already begun to make dramatic differences in the classroom
Child by child : the Comer process for change in education by James P., Ed Comer( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the broader aspects of promoting children's learning and development through the Comer Process. The Comer Process, a schoolwide intervention formulated by James P. Comer, centers on healthy child development as the keystone to academic achievement and life success. The text focuses on the Yale School Development Program (sdp), a comprehensive program for systemic reform. Charged with implementing the Comer Process in school communities, the sdp brings together people who are experienced in working with youth at different developmental stages. Parents, school staff, community members, guidance counselors, and the whole school community join together to effect change in a school. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1, "Improving Children's Lives," discusses accountability, why school communities need in-depth knowledge about students' lives outside the classroom, the importance of parents as partners in education, and the success stories of students and administrators. Part 2, "Professional Development and Consultation," outlines the planned academics that support adults working in sdp schools, the Comer Facilitator in action, university-school community-foundation partnerships, and personal reflections on the process. The last part, "Learning, Teaching, and Development in sdp School Communities," describes the Comer classroom, developmental pathways, the student/teacher relationship, and the importance of healthy development in education. (Contains an index.) (Rjm)
Common decency : domestic policies after Reagan by Alvin Louis Schorr( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rallying the whole village : the Comer process for reforming education by James P Comer( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next to the family, the school has the most significant impact on children's growth and development. The School Development Program (sdp), a school-reform initiative, was designed by Dr. James Comer to provide students with a nurturing, challenging, and supportive school environment. The process emphasizes mutual respect and collaboration among and between parents and school staff in creating a positive school climate and developing effective school- and classroom-level activities that support and nurture all children along multiple pathways. This book tells the story of the sdp, chronicling its history and explicating its philosophy, principles, operations, and mechanisms. Chapter 1 outlines the chronological development of the program and describes its major components. Chapter 2 explains the theoretical framework that undergirds the program and shows how Comer's child-development and educational perspective is applied through the program. The third chapter highlights the role of parents, school staff, and community members in helping children develop well. The partnership between Southern University at New Orleans and the New Orleans Public School system to implement the sdp is described in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 articulates a methodology for improving student achievement at the classroom level, and chapter 6 discusses the research and evaluation framework, process, and findings. Insights gained from implementation of the program over its 28-year history are presented in the final chapter. The data demonstrate that schools will not be able to do their share unless fundamental changes occur in the social and economic context of family and child life in America. An index, sample worksheets, 18 figures, and 7 tables are included. References accompany each chapter. (Lmi)
Six pathways to healthy child development and academic success : the field guide to Comer schools in action by James P Comer( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive PathwayPsychological Pathway; Language Pathway; Social Pathway; Ethical Pathway; Rationale for the Pathways Framework; Using the Pathways Framework to Address Student Issues; Training Activity 4.1: Using the Pathways to Identify Student Issues and Behaviors at your school; Additional Examples of Using the Pathways Framework; Training Activity 4.2: Using the Pathways for Curriculum, Instruction, and Classroom Management; Writing Lesson Plans Using the Pathways Framework; Training Activity 4.3: Aligning your Lesson Plans with the Pathways
Dynamic instructional leadership to support student learning and development : the field guide to Comer schools in action( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming school leadership and management to support student learning and development : the field guide to Comer schools in action( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The learning classroom. theory into practice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the concept of readiness for learning and illustrates how developmental pathways -- including physical, cognitive, and linguistic -- all play a part in students' learning. Featured are a first-grade teacher, a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, and a senior physics teacher, with expert commentary from University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp and Yale University professor James P. Comer
More courageous conversations about race by Glenn E Singleton( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the highly acclaimed Courageous Conversations About Race offered educators a frame work and tools for promoting racial equity, many schools have implemented the Courageous Conversations Protocol. Now ... in a book that's rich with anecdote, Singleton celebrates the successes, outlines the difficulties, and provides specific strategies for moving Courageous Conversations from racial equity theory to practice at every level, from the classroom to the school superintendent's office
The learning classroom. theory into practice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Lev Vygotsky's work, this program explores how learning relies on communication and interaction with others as communities of learners. The program features a fifth-grade teacher and a ninth- through 12-grade teacher, with expert commentary from Tufts University professor David Elkind, Yale University professor James P. Comer, and University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp
Three-ring circus : how real couples balance marriage, work, and family( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing our schools( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with six writers and thinkers about education who discuss the restructuring of America's public schools and the way they do business
The leaders( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program tells how black leaders James P. Comer, Marian Wright Edelman, and Lawrence Douglas Wilder attained their goals
A conversation between James Comer and Ronald Edmonds : fundamentals of effective school improvement by James P Comer( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making schools work : James Comer on the Comer process( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... analyzes the Comer process, a school and system wide psychosocial intervention grounded in conflict mitigation, behavior modeling, power sharing, and all-around involvement of teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders.."--Container
 
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Leave no child behind : preparing today's youth for tomorrow's world
Alternative Names
Comer, James

James P. Comer American physician

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Raising Black children : two leading psychiatrists confront the educational, social, and emotional problems facing Black childrenSchool power : implications of an intervention projectWaiting for a miracle : why schools can't solve our problems--and how we canChild by child : the Comer process for change in educationCommon decency : domestic policies after ReaganRallying the whole village : the Comer process for reforming educationSix pathways to healthy child development and academic success : the field guide to Comer schools in actionDynamic instructional leadership to support student learning and development : the field guide to Comer schools in action