Takona, James

James Takona received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University of Chicago. He is the Associate Dean in the College of Education at Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky.

Devastating Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Health and Education
2007 0-7734-5426-8
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a group of Southern University at New Orleans administrators, faculty and staff provided counseling for the children at Sophie B. Wright Middle School. Many of these children and their families could not evacuate for the hurricane and endured the horror at the Superdome and the local, state and national neglect. This book tells their stories. Gathering together leading experts to examine the lessons that Hurricane Katrina teaches us about better assessing, perceiving, and managing risks as well as dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster, this book provides insight into the effects of such disasters on the daily lives of the individuals who live through them.

Youth Violence in American Schools: How It Can Be Alleviated
2009 0-7734-4917-5
This book elucidates the pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-12 students positive thinking and behavioral skills. It will help individuals at all levels of society to become cognizant of the academic and social value of peace education.