ERIC Number: ED230505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Junior High School Transition Study, Volume VII. Executive Summary.
Ward, Beatrice A.; And Others
This report summarizes the findings of the Junior High School Transition Study. Section 1 describes the data base used in all three phases of the study. Section 2, "Organization of Instruction," discusses the instructional organization in grades six and seven and the implications for successful student performance in junior high/middle school. In the third section, students' concerns and feelings about their school experience are described. This section contains the results of the Student Opinion Survey, and of the Concerns Questionnaire, a comparison of certain key results of each instrument, and implications for improving the transition process and teaching practices. "Students' Response to Junior High School," section 4, discusses findings regarding students' success in transition, changes in student participation, success of students in general, and implications for improving junior high/middle schools. Section 5, "Students' Conceptions of Teachers and Classroom Experience," includes teacher descriptions, profiles of teacher types, and implications for improving instruction. "Parents' Concerns," section 6, discusses concerns that were reported, criteria for successful transition, and implications. A summary, references, and 6 tables are also included. (JM)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Grade 7, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Parent Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, School Effectiveness, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Needs, Student Problems, Student Reaction, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SP 022 256, SP 022 258, and SP 022 260-266. Some numbered volumes in this series were never released.