ERIC Number: ED333593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Defining an Effective Climate for a Middle Level School. Practitioner's Monograph No. 11.
After discussing school climate and the differences between school climate and school culture, this document lists numerous components and determinants of school climate as identified in related literature. A description of school culture from "Caught in the Middle," a report developed by the Middle Grades Program Quality Review Task Force and the California Department of Education, is given. Next, the importance of student-centered educational philosophy and practice in the development of a positive school climate is discussed, and factors such as basic human needs, the physical surroundings of the school, and school personality that should be considered when creating a positive and productive school climate are explored. The roles of teachers and principals are discussed with emphasis on leadership and the principals' leadership behavior. (11 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Middle Schools, Power Structure, Principals, School Culture, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publications, California League of Middle Schools, 18012 Cowan, Suite 230, Irvine, CA 92714 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California League of Middle Schools, Irvine.