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ERIC Number: ED361906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Screening Criteria for Professional Media Presentations on Middle Level Education. [Practitioner's Monograph #13.]
California League of Middle Schools, Irvine.
This document presents criteria that are designed to help a media reviewer examine professional presentations of middle-level education, gauging how closely a presentation reflects prevailing educational philosophy. Ten key features of middle-level schooling are highlighted, and a Likert scale is provided for each. The 10 features include varied instructional strategies, interdisciplinary team organization, interdisciplinary curriculum, learning-to-learn skills, exploratory and elective courses, scheduling, school climate, cocurricular activities, advisement and counseling, and heterogeneous student grouping. Each scale is prefaced by a synopsis that describes the feature. An overview of middle-level educational philosophy and purposes is also included, which points out that middle-level education emphasizes academic, personal, social, health, and moral guidance specifically tailored for students in the young adolescent phase of their development. Middle-level education is characterized by concerns for the whole child, equity, strong student-adult relationships, and teacher collegiality and empowerment. Finally, because all aspects of middle-level schools derive from the varying developmental needs of its young adolescent clientele, all aspects of middle-level schools must be flexible, dynamic, and adaptive to local conditions. (LMI)
California League of Middle Schools, 18012 Cowan, Irvine, CA 92714 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California League of Middle Schools, Irvine.