ERIC Number: ED260034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Decision-Making Skills for Middle School Students.
Bergmann, Sherrel; Rudman, Gerald J.
Early adolescence is a time when students require adult assistance to become accurate and effective decision makers and problem solvers. Because of the fragmented nature of society, the family structure, and the schooling process, schools need to establish a nonthreatening environment in which students can discuss the issues related to growing up. A decision-making course in the middle school can become that program. Results of the first six years of the decision-making course at Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park, Illinois, are described, illustrating a definite positive response on the part of all students. The logistics for designing and implementing such a program in the middle school are discussed. Teaching strategies, projects, and activities are outlined. Sample activities are appended along with sample communications to parents and students. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Decision Making, Junior High School Students, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Values
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.