ERIC Number: ED091801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Middle Schools. NAESP School Leadership Digest Series, Number 2. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 4.
Along with increasing numbers of middle schools, the past decade has seen the emergence of a middle school philosophy. The present document explores this philosophy which takes into account the wide range of physical, intellectual, and emotional differences among pupils who are between childhood and adolescence. Among the labels applied to these pupils are transecents and emerging adolescents. While no attempt to categorize them is wholly satisfactory, these students are generally identified as those in grades 5 or 6-8, or as 10- 14-year-olds. The major portion of this presentation covers middle school historical roots and present trends, philosophy, ideal program characteristics, and staff. Recurrent themes include individual attention and continuous progress up the "school ladder." Various transitional and exploratory functions of the middle school institution are examined. A substantial bibliography is provided. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Planning, Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Guidance, Individual Development, Literature Reviews, Maturation, Middle Schools, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 N. Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($24.00 plus postage. Available only as part of series of 13 reports)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.