ERIC Number: ED326323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Programs and Practices in Middle-Level Education: A Reference and Resource for Practitioners Interested in Implementing the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education and Schools with Middle-Level Grades.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of General and Occupational Education.
The purpose of this publication is to help schools develop middle-level programs that reflect the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education and Schools with Middle-Level Grades. The document contains names and addresses of schools and individuals who are willing to help other schools implement the recommendations of the policy statement. The document also describes programs and practices that demonstrate how schools with middle-level grades have translated the policy statement from theory into practice. The programs and practices described have been successful in local schools. The descriptions are drawn from the responses of more than 100 schools to a request for information concerning promising programs and practices in the middle grades. Persons interested in a particular program or practice are urged to contact the school, speak with the contact people, gather additional information, and finally, make an informed decision as to whether the program or practice is appropriate and beneficial. Promising programs and practices are grouped under the general headings of: (1) school structure and organization; and (2) classroom instruction. Each group is divided into seven areas, e.g., creating teacher teams with common planning time; developing advisor-advisee, home-based guidance, or student mentor programs; involving students in their own learning; and developing interdisciplinary programs. The Regents Policy Statement is included. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of General and Occupational Education.
Identifiers: New York