ERIC Number: ED024121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Organizational Patterns of Reorganized Middle Schools. Final Report.
Alexander, William M.
This project collected data on the current status of middle schools in the United States. After the compilation of a list of schools meeting the survey definition of middle schools from State departments of education and other sources, a survey instrument was used to secure the following detailed data from a 10 percent random sample (110 schools) stratified by USOE regions: (1) Number, location by USOE regions, grades included, enrollment, housing, and plans for articulation with lower and upper schools, (2) establishment (dates, reasons, preparation), (3) curriculum plans, (4) instructional organization, (5) arrangements for individualizing instruction, and (6) the reactions of students, staff, parents, and the general public to the middle schools. It is concluded that there is currently movement toward a different grade organization of the school ladder, but that the new middle school organizations in general fail to provide a program and instructional organization differing very much from those in the predecessor schools. Detailed descriptions of eight existing middle schools are appended. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.