ERIC Number: ED260517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives: Middle School Education, 1964-1984.
Lounsbury, John H., Ed.
This collection of essays provides extensive background information and varied views on the history, philosophy, and curriculum of the middle school as a movement or as an educational design for pre- and early adolescents. After a brief prologue by editor John H. Lounsbury, 14 essays by separate authors are presented: "The Junior High School: Successes and Failures" by George E. Melton; "The Middle School Emerges and Flourishes" by William M. Alexander; "The Nature of Transescents" by Donald H. Eichhorn; "The Functions of Middle Level Schools" by Gordon F. Vars; "Middle School Instructional Organization: An Emerging Consensus" by Paul S. George; "Balance in the Middle School Curriculum" by Mary F. Compton; "Selecting Appropriate Instructional Strategies" by Alfred A. Arth; "The Generics of Middle School Teaching" by Nancy Doda; "Administering a Middle School" by Elliot Y. Merenbloom; "Preparing Teachers for the Middle School" by C. Kenneth McEwin; "Staff Development and In-Service Education" by Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.; "A Synthesis of Research Findings on Middle Level Education" by J. Howard Johnston; and "The Development of the National Middle School Association" by Winston Pickett. An epilogue follows, also by the editor, entitled "Unfinished Business: An Agenda for the Next Decade." Appended are a list of the presidents of the National Middle School Association (NMSA), a directory of the authors in this volume, and a list of NMSA publications.(TE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Preadolescents, School Supervision, Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Education
Publication Sales, National Middle School Association, P.O. Box 14822, Columbus, OH 43214 ($9.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.