ERIC Number: ED363010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Middle Matters: Transforming Education for Vermont's Young Adolescents.
Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
This document provides the direction for the development of middle grades (5-8) programs in all Vermont schools. A mission statement identifies the means through which the purpose of young-adolescent education can be achieved. Goals for students and a scenario depicting a responsive middle school follow. The next section outlines the conceptual frameworks, which provide definitions and criteria for the development and assessment of middle-grades programs. The following areas are addressed in depth: student-responsive curriculum and pedagogy; success-oriented learning environments; innovative assessment of students and programs; coordination of education, health, and social services; and home-school-community collaboration. Task force recommendations and sample forms and worksheets for school/program self-assessment are included. Finally, a resource guide describes innovative programs, consultants' services, and community organizations and lists print, video and audio resources (containing nearly 150 citations of materials). (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Note: Prepared by the Vermont Middle Grades Task Force.