ERIC Number: ED364952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
"Middle" Morphosis: Kentucky's Plan for Young Adolescents.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Kentucky is one of 27 states selected to participate in Carnegie's grant-sponsored Middle Grade Schools State Policy Initiative. This publication offers a blueprint for change in Kentucky's middle grades. Data were collected through surveys of: (1) a total of 214 administrators, 909 teachers, 878 parents, and 1,047 students at 228 Kentucky schools; (2) 254 human-resource agency personnel; (3) 16 higher education institutions that offer middle-grade certification; (4) 190 businesses; and (5) 54 court-designated workers and 57 district judges. Sections of this document highlight each recommendation made by the Carnegie Corporations's 1989 report "Turning Points," states the link to the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), analyzes the current status of Kentucky's middle-grade practices, and suggests strategies to align middle-grade education with each recommendation. The eight "Turning Point" recommendations include: create small communities for learning; teach a core academic program; ensure success for all students; empower teachers and administrators; staff middle-grade schools with specially selected and educated teachers; establish a health-promoting environment; re-engage families; and connect schools with communities. Appendices contain survey data, middle-level practices by school organization, professional-development data, a list of higher education institutions in Kentucky that offer middle-grade certification, safe-school environment data, and a glossary. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.