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Author Comer, James P.

Title What I learned in school [electronic resource] : reflections on race, child development, and school reform / James P. Comer.

Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxi, 167 p. ; 22 cm.
Series [Outstanding ideas in education]
Outstanding ideas in education.
Contents Front Matter -- Address at the Grawemeyer Award Ceremony -- Washington Elementary School -- Me, Walter, and America -- Three Networks and a Baby -- So You Want to Work in Schools? -- My Work -- To Leave No Child Behind -- All Our Children -- Questions for Reflection -- Index -- This Page Represents a Continuation of the Copyright Page -- The Author -- Titles in the Jossey-Bass Outstanding Ideas in Education Series --.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: what I learned in school -- Introductory remarks at the Grawemeyer Award ceremony / David Reynolds -- Address at the Grawemeyer Award ceremony -- 1. Washington Elementary School (Maggie's American dream) -- 2. Me, Walter, and America (Beyond black and white) -- 3. Three networks and a baby (Waiting for a miracle) -- 4. So you want to work in schools? (Maggie's American dream) -- 5. My work (Waiting for a miracle) -- 6. To leave no child behind (Leave no child behind) -- All our children (Maggie's American dream) --Questions for reflection.
Notes Series statement from jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley InterScience, 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 31, 2012). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Summary James P. Comer began his extraordinary life's journey from his hometown of East Chicago, Indiana. While his childhood friends languished in jail or faced early deaths from alcoholism, Comer went on to become a medical doctor, child psychologist, acclaimed leader of education reform, and expert on race relations. What I Learned in School highlights, in one volume, the major contributions of world-renowned scholar Dr. James P. Comer, whose visionary work has dramatically shaped the fields of school reform, child development, psychology, and race. This small collection of Dr. Comer's work is beautifully arranged and includes an introduction and engaging updates from the author. These works paint a remarkable picture of what we've all learned so far, and what we all must learn going forward. The excerpts presented in this collection span Dr. Comer's remarkable career and include selections from his best-selling book Maggie's American Dream to the influential Leave No Child Behind. At the very heart of the lessons learned is the idea that the most efficient and effective way to meet the needs of our students would be to prepare our education workforce to integrate student development and academic learning in all aspects of learning from school entry through student maturity. Dr. Comer puts the focus on promoting student personal responsibility in preparation for meeting life tasks. As the book clearly reveals, James Comer's life and work has been an endless quest to answer one persistent question: Why not prepare a workforce to support the development of the whole child? --Publisher's description.
Other author Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Subject Comer, James P.
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Education -- United States.
Education -- United States -- Philosophy.
Child development -- United States.
African American children -- Education.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781118269404 (electronic bk.)
1118269403 (electronic bk.)