ERIC Number: ED348725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Right in the Middle.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Plans for transforming middle-level schools in Illinois are described in this report, which serves as a guiding document for creating middle-level schools that acknowledge the needs of early adolescence. The report, facilitated by a Carnegie report entitled "Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century," describes early adolescence, the plan's principles and objectives, vision, and goals. Task force recommendations and suggested activities, based on findings of a statewide survey of schools with grades 5-8, involve the following issues: resource allocation; professional development; training and recruiting special teachers; utilizing the governor's office as the lead agency; collective agenda setting; family involvement; and planning for community/school interaction. Appendices include a description of the background of the report and lists of advisory board and task force members. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Note: For a related document, see EA 024 258.