ERIC Number: ED064756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-12
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The Middle School: Pitfalls and Possibilities.
Richardson, Joe A.
The possibility of developing a separate educational institution geared to the scholastic and interpersonal goals of the middle school grades has become a major challenge for educators today. It was to attain this ideal of developing the many possibilities for children in this age range that the concept of the middle school campus was designed in Winnetka, Illinois. Locating two schools on one campus provided the solution to the problem of providing a continuous 4-year program that would recognize the differences in development during this period. One school is designed to serve the 5th and 6th grades while the second school houses the 7th and 8th grade students. To insure the continuity of the total program, the position of campus principal was created; and the administration, teaching forces, resources, PTA, and student government were all coordinated. Such a viable, functioning institution provides for continuous development, efficient use of physical and human resources, and the opportunity for change as the need arises. (Author)
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Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (Winnetka)
Note: Paper presented at American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention. (104th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 12-16, 1972)