ERIC Number: ED214278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Emerging Middle School Language Arts Program.
Kuhlman, Sandra Muse
Based on a search of the literature, a series of eight propositions were derived to describe the basic middle school language arts program being portrayed in the literature. Fifty principals and language arts department chairpersons were asked to rate, on a scale of one to five, the degree to which their language arts department accepted and implemented each of the propositions. Nineteen noted authorities were also asked to rate the degree to which they felt language arts departments currently accepted the propositions and were likely to implement them in the near future. The median and mean responses to each proposition were calculated for both groups. In general, the individuals in the schools perceived greater degrees of acceptance and implementation of the propositions than did the authorities. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Program Implementation, Student Centered Curriculum
Not available separately; see EA 014 525.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.
Note: Paper included in "Middle School Research. Selected Studies 1977-1979. Volume II" (EA 014 525). For related documents, see EA 014 525-534.