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Author Comer, James P
Title School power : implications of an intervention project / James P. Comer ; introd. by Albert J. Solnit and Samuel Nash
Imprint New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, 1980
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  370.19 C7346 1980    AVAILABLE    30500100264517
Descript xvii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Things have changed -- 2. School power -- 3. New Haven, New Haven -- 4. The school program -- 5. Scenario for a disaster -- 6. Up from chaos -- 7. The mental health program -- 8. The parent program -- 9. Teachers, teaching, and curriculum -- 10. Innovations -- 11. Update -- 12. Sharing expertise -- 13. Program implications, replications, and applications -- 14. Pre-service and in-service education
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
Subject Yale University. Child Study Center
Education, Urban -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Community and school -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Motivation in education
Public schools -- Connecticut -- New Haven
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