NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED015162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-14
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
MIDDLE SCHOOL SURVEY OF NEW YORK STATE.
SIMPSON, GEORGE C.; SMITH, GEORGE J.
TO GATHER INFORMATION ON THE CONCEPT OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS SENT TO 648 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NEW YORK STATE, 510 OF WHOM RESPONDED. IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) 60 SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAD A MIDDLE SCHOOL IN OPERATION, (2) 170 SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE STUDYING REORGANIZATION TO INCLUDE IT, (3) 35 DISTRICTS HAD CONSIDERED AND REJECTED IT, (4) 200 SCHOOL DISTRICTS USED THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PLAN. MAJOR REASONS FOR ADOPTING A MIDDLE SCHOOL WERE A NEED FOR A NEW BUILDING COUPLED WITH A BELIEF THAT IT MIGHT IMPROVE INSTRUCTION AND FORESTALL THE PRESSURE OF THE SENIOR HIGH ENVIRONMENT. OF 387 ADMINISTRATORS, 161 FELT THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS SHOULD BE DRAWN FROM THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 148 FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND 78 FROM A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT (A) MIDDLE SCHOOLS SHOULD SHOULD OFFER FOREIGN LANGUAGES, SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS TO BE OFFERED EARLIER. (B) RESPONSES WERE 4 TO 1 IN FAVOR OF PLACING GRADES 5 AND 6 IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL. (C) THERE IS A DEFINITE NEED FOR TRAINING TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHICH IS ON THE VERGE OF REPLACING THE TRADITIONAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN NEW YORK STATE. THIS PAPER PRESENTED AT 1967 RESEARCH CONVOCATION OF E.R.A. OF N.Y. STATE AND STATE EDUC. DEPT. (NOV. 14, 1967, ALBANY, N.Y.) (AW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York