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ERIC Number: ED343254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 175
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87120-190-9
The Middle School--And Beyond.
George, Paul S.; And Others
Although the middle school movement has been around for decades, it is still new in many places. The middle school concept has been adopted for several reasons: (1) to use as a tool for desegregation; (2) to cope with changing demographics and exploding enrollments; and (3) to meet state funding requirements. The revived middle school movement of the 1990s has a particularly important goal: to address the special learning needs of students at a crucial stage in their development as they prepare for a future that is changing fast. This book gives examples of how middle schools from coast to coast are achieving their goals by integrating the curriculum, accommodating diversity, emphasizing a close-knit school community, and creating the kinds of learning experiences that breed excellence. Seven chapters focus on various middle school values and practices: (1) "Toward the Middle School" discusses the evolution from junior high schools to the middle school; (2) "Teachers and Students" evaluates relationships and results; (3) "Middle School Organization" discusses values underlying practices; (4) "Middle School Organization" discusses how practices reflect values; (5) "Letting Go" shows visions of the middle school curriculum; (6) "Middle School Leadership" evaluates school and district leadership roles; and (7) "Beyond the Middle School" suggests the application of middle school decision-making in high schools and beyond. (186 references) (LAP)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1403 (Stock No. 611-92016; $14.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A