ERIC Number: ED271843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Effective Middle Schools: A Presenter's Guide. Research Based Training for School Administrators.
Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.
This guide for middle school administrators is built upon the concept of administrators training one another using scripted workshop materials. Written to be read aloud and adapted for individual use, the guide provides information for development of effective middle school programs. This workshop material is organized into six sections. Objectives, as presented in the introduction, encompass workshop goals, growth and development, early adolescent needs, program components, successful schools, and school improvement. Section 2, "Developmental Characteristics," examines four aspects of early adolescence, their interrelatedness, and their individual uniqueness. "Needs for Healthy Development," section 3, discusses seven needs school programs should meet for early adolescent students, including diversity and physical activity. Section 4, "Middle School Effectiveness," explores research findings that identify factors promoting academic effectiveness. Case study research conducted by Lipsitz (1982) is compared with other research discoveries. School organization, leadership, environment, curriculum and instruction, and relationship to community are analyzed in relation to school effectiveness. "Improving Middle Schools," section 5, briefly surveys results of middle school reorganization and assessment programs. The summary, section 6, lists presenter workshop goals. Appendixes include 3 handouts on school responses to developmental needs and 12 transparency masters which present workshop goals as discussion topics. (CJH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.