ERIC Number: ED370155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on the Middle: A Source Book of Notable Texas Middle School Programs Developed for the Texas Task Force on Middle School Education.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This sourcebook of over 100 Texas middle-school programs was developed to help educators implement intermediate-grade education concepts and practices in their schools. The volume is a companion publication to "Spotlight on the Middle: Report of the Texas Task Force on Middle School Education." The introduction mentions two offices in the Texas Education Agency that serve as clearinghouses for program information for the state's schools. Programs are arranged alphabetically by name. Each entry contains the name; address; program contact telephone number; program description; a summary of its objectives, staff, and necessary training; and program evaluation methods. The Dropout Clearinghouse (1-88-828-7475) maintains a database of nearly 900 dropout prevention and recovery programs for all grade levels. The Clearinghouse of Promising Education Programs (1-800-248-4119) maintains a database of over 1,400 programs developed to assist students, teachers, and administrators. Also mentioned is an electronic bulletin board for middle-grade educators. Program concepts. Indexes list programs by school district, Education Service Center region, and descriptive subject terms. concepts. (MLH)
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Directories, Educational Innovation, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Implementation, School Restructuring
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution Office, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Note: For related documents, see EA 024 690-691.