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ERIC Number: ED291703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Structures and Classroom Practices in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools. Report No. 14.
McPartland, James M.; And Others
This paper analyzes data from the Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to provide a description of grouping, staffing, and scheduling practices that currently exist in elementary, middle, and high schools. The practices are found to follow a continuum from elementary through high school that proceeds from an early emphasis on "pupil orientation" to a later emphasis on "subject-matter" orientation. These emphases drive decisions about the scheduling, staffing, and grouping practices that foster the particular learning environments and activities that define a school's instructional program. The paper specifically examines the implications of these practices for middle schools. Survey data are displayed in graphs and tables and 29 references are included. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.