ERIC Number: ED265119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
The Instructional and Professional Environment of Middle Schools: Guidance for Teacher Education.
Little, Judith Warren; Shulman, Judith
This report discusses relevant theories and principles of curriculum, pedagogy, and social organization of middle schools in order to serve as a focus for further research and development in teacher education. The first section of the three-part report concentrates on teachers' work with middle school students, and the challenges they face in establishing an appropriate instructional and social environment for early adolescents. The second part concentrates on teachers' work with one another as colleagues, grounded in the middle school emphasis on an interdisciplinary curriculum, team planning, and team teaching. The final section reviews the status of middle school teacher preparation in three states (California, Nevada, and Utah) and summarizes the approaches taken by some districts in providing a program of training and support to middle schools. A 67 citation bibliography is presented. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.