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ERIC Number: ED086907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 23
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The Optimum Setting for the Early Adolescent: Junior High or Middle School.
Schoo, Philip H.
This discussion of what constitutes the optimum school organization for early adolescents includes a review of the following questions: (1) what critics say about schools for early adolescents?; (2) what does research indicate about the physical, social, and emotional growth of early adolescents?; (3) what is the most appropriate size of a school for early adolescents?; what grades should be housed in a school for early adolescents?; and (5) what type of curriculum should be offered to early adolescents? The review reveals that the two school settings are more similar than different in terms of practice, that implementation of the middle school concept exists more in ideal than in reality in either type of grade organization, and that research in physiological and sociological areas cannot be used to support either grade organization upon rational, empirical grounds without quoting conflicting evidence. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the North Central Association Meeting, 25-29 March 1973, Chicago, Illinois