ERIC Number: ED365450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Definitive Middle School Guide: A Handbook for Success.
Forte, Imogene; Schurr, Sandra
This guidebook is designed to serve as a combination encyclopedia, dictionary, and almanac of middle school philosophy, curriculum, program components, and activities that can be incorporated into any teacher's lesson plan. The book features self-contained modules arranged in a sequence designed to present the evolution of an effective middle school organizational pattern. Seven major sections cover: (1) the basic ideas and concepts of middle school education; (2) interdisciplinary team teaching; (3) advising and advisory programs; (4) cooperative learning; (5) creative and critical thinking skills; (6) assessment; and (7) interdisciplinary instruction. Each section contains a one-page overview, a set of questions that serve as learning goals, a glossary of key terms, a collection of findings from the published literature, a series of "top ten" pages that present information in the form of lists, descriptions, references, tools, and techniques, and a conclusion. (Contains 67 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Practices, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Middle Schools, Resource Materials, Teacher Education, Team Teaching
Incentive Publications, Inc., 3835 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, TN 37215.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Program Characteristics