ERIC Number: ED364360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Right in the Middle: A Report of the Connecticut Task Force on the Education of Early Adolescents.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This report summarizes the work of the Connecticut Task Force on the Education of Early Adolescents, which convened to make recommendations for reform policies in middle grade education. Prompted by a report issued by the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, this report is the result of efforts to define the specific tasks that needed to be done in the area of teacher preparation and professional development, connecting schools with parents and communities, assessing and restructuring schools, developing appropriate curriculum content, and coordinating health and social services in Connecticut. The report is divided into the following seven sections: (1) response to the Carnegie Task Force on Education of Young Adolescents; (2) task force activities; (3) assessing and restructuring schools; (4) preparation and professional development; (5) connecting schools with parents and communities; (6) middle school curricula; and (7) coordinating health and social services. Each section highlights relevant points from the Carnegie report and provides specific recommendations for reform in Connecticut. A selected bibliography of middle level education is included. (MM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary School Students, Health Services, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Preadolescents, Professional Development, Social Services, Teacher Education
Connecticut Middle Grade School State Policy Initiative Project, 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457 (free of charge while supply last).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Integrated Services