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ERIC Number: ED367505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Establishing Articulation Practices for Middle School Students.
Higgins, Margaret
This practicum was designed to meet the needs of elementary school students making the transition to middle school. Incoming grade 6 students from five K-5 feeder schools were receiving insufficient articulation from the new middle school to permit them to make a smooth transition. An intervention program was developed and instituted which included middle school visitation days, a student handbook, parent orientation evenings, an open house, student-produced media presentations, pen-pal letters, and parent information booklets. Pre- and post-test surveys of new grade 6 students found that student attitudes were more positive about the middle school experience after participating in the program than prior to it. It was also found that the number of student schedule change requests declined. Five appendixes contains copies of pre- and postintervention guidance counselor and student surveys and recommendations from "Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century." (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.