ERIC Number: ED348726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Moving into Action: Middle Level Education in New Mexico. A Report for the State Board of Education and a Call for Action from the Middle Level Advisory Committee.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
The middle-level education initiative described in this document outlines an innovative program to assist New Mexico school districts in addressing the needs of early adolescents. Findings and recommendations that underscore the need for middle-level educational reform in New Mexico's schools are presented in this report. The state is a recipient of a Carnegie Corporation Grant and is currently participating in the Re: Learning project to improve educational opportunities for middle level students. A 1988 survey of New Mexico middle schools by the State Department of Education task force led to the formation of the Middle Level Education Advisory Committee, which prepared this document. The first section presents a call for action based on an agenda proposed by the Forum on Institutional Transitions and information from the Technical Assistance and Resource Center. The second section outlines desirable attributes of middle-level programs, including mission statement, program philosophy, role of students' developmental characteristics, organizational structure, curriculum, instruction, and staff development. A glossary, lists of task force and advisory committee members, alternative schedules for middle schools, a list of schools participating in the Carnegie grant, an exposition on teaming activities, and middle-level education survey results are included. (10 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers: New Mexico