ERIC Number: ED095248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Middle Schools in Perspective.
This report is divided into five major components. Part 1 contains a brief description of middle schools as they have developed throughout the U.S. since the beginning of this century. Part 2 reviews the history of middle schools as they have evolved in the Seattle School District. Emphasis is placed on the role that the district's mandatory and voluntary desegregation program, as well as the introduction of commercialized learning units as part of an individualized curricular approach, played in the evolution of the middle school idea in Seattle. In Part 3, the original planning toward the middle schools is described in terms of a "prototype middle school model." The five areas covered by this planning document (student progress, curriculum development, staff development, and internal and external organization) provide a conceptual framework for discussing the 1971-72 and 1972-73 middle school evaluation results. Part 4 includes the goals agreed on for evaluating middle schools during the 1971-72 school year and the results obtained from this evaluation. Part 5 follows with a discussion of the 1972-73 middle school goals agreed on for evaluation and the accompanying evaluation results. Thirteen appendixes, containing supporting data for the report, have been included. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Individualized Instruction, Middle Schools, Models, Program Evaluation, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Organization, Staff Development, Urban Schools
Seattle Public Schools, Administrative and Service Center, 815 Fourth Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109 (Price not quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington