ERIC Number: ED366098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Education in the Middle School Grades in Virginia.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This publication replaces the "Guidelines for Middle Schools in Virginia," which were published in 1978-79. The document describes desirable educational practices for early adolescents. It applies to grades 6, 7, and 8 in all Virginia schools, and contains 22 specific recommendations for implementation. Sections describe the recommendations, which set standards for the following areas: (1) students' educational and developmental needs; (2) school organization and structure; (3) connections among culture, society, community, business, and industry; (4) achievement, success, and recognition; (5) specialists, departments, and teams; (6) knowledge and skills across the disciplines; (7) the expanded core curriculum; (8) curriculum electives, student activities, and service; (9) learning rates, styles, types, and levels; (10) instructional grouping and tracking; (11) remediation; (12) scheduling; (13) special education; (14) gifted education; (15) student services--advising, guidance, and counseling; (16) library media services; advising, guidance, and counseling; (16) library media services; (17) articulation and transitions; (18) staffing and staff development; (19) computers and technology; (20) career education and college preparation; (21) students' health and fitness; and (22) dropout prevention. References are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Career Education, Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Instructional Improvement, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Organizational Climate, Preadolescents, School Organization, Staff Development, State Standards, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.