ERIC Number: ED321167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Challenge of Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
This sixth chapter in "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools" presents four articles on academic achievement in early adolescence. "Succeeding in Middle School: A Multimodal Approach," by Edwin Gerler, Jr., Nancy Shannon Drew, and Phyllis Mohr, describes a study conducted to examine the effects of the multimodal program, "Succeeding in School," with potential dropouts in grades six through eight. "Effects of a Classroom Guidance Unit on Sixth Graders' Examination Performance," by Natalie Wilson, presents a study designed to examine whether students who participated in a classroom guidance unit would make significantly higher grades on their final examinations than would students in a control group and to determine whether students participating in the unit fail significantly fewer examinations than control group students. "Transforming Low Achieving and Disruptive Adolescents into Model Students," by Thelma Blumberg, addresses the problem of discipline in middle schools and discusses the use of Daily Progress Reports to deal with problem students. "Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Skill Building Through the Use of Cooperative Learning," by Amalya Nattiv, Gary Render, David Lemire, and Kristin Render, looks at the need for integration skills and conflict resolution development and discusses how cooperative learning encourages interactive skills. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: In: Gerler, Edwin R., Jr., and others. "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools," 1990; see CG 022 569.