ERIC Number: ED263679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
An Agenda for Excellence at the Middle Level. A Statement by NASSP's Council on Middle Level Education.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
To help young adolescents reach their potential, middle schools must provide high quality intellectual climates that foster the development of adaptive skills which students can use throughout their lives. Accordingly, practical advice is presented for 12 interrelated dimensions of schooling at the middle level that merit the highest priority attention: (1) core values, (2) culture and climate, (3) student development, (4) curriculum, (5) learning and instruction, (6) school organization, (7) technology, (8) teachers, (9) transition (from elementary to high school), (10) principals, (11) connections (to the community), and (12) client centeredness. Each of these dimensions is taken up in a separate section, and each section begins with a brief statement of what is necessary for excellence in the particular area discussed, followed by a list of suggestions for achieving these goals. (TE)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Improvement, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, School Organization, Teacher Improvement, Values
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.