ERIC Number: ED064754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Structural Effects on School Behavior: A Comparison of Middle School and Junior High School Programs.
Bryan, Clifford; Erickson, Edsel
This document represents the efforts of a research project to determine if the implementation of "middle school concept" would create an organizational structure or social context that would enhance relationships both within and between the staff and the student body. The study aimed at providing a preliminary description of West Middle School in terms of (1) the functioning of professional staff roles; (2) the nature of and the impact on, especially achievement, of student-staff interaction; and (3) parental views on and beliefs about their children's educational needs, experiences, and the operation of the school itself. The responses to questionnaires, administered to students, teachers, and parents of students at a middle school and at a junior high control school, are extensively analyzed. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Organizational Climate, Parent School Relationship, Professional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Role Perception, School Organization, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Morale
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.