ERIC Number: ED373385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Schools in the Middle: A Decade of Growth and Change.
Clark, Sally N.; Clark, Donald C.
This book is a collection of 30 "Schools in the Middle" newsletters that were published from 1981-90. These articles, which focus on the melding of theory and practice, reflect exemplary middle-level practices, issues, and concerns about early adolescents during the past decade. Among the articles contained in Part 1, titled "Successful Middle Level Schools: What They Are and What They Could Be," are "Middle Level Schools as They Should and Could Be" (William M. Alexander); "A Consumer's Guide to Middle Level Education" (NASSP Council on Middle Level Education); "Four Climates of Effective Middle Level Schools" (J. Howard Johnston with J. Maria Ramos de Perez); "Middle Level School Grades and Program Development" (Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.); "Middle Level Schools--Once Around the Elephant" (John Lounsbury); "Middle Level Programs: More Than Academics" (Sally N. Clark and Donald C. Clark); and "Dance to the Music of Time: The Future of Middle Level Education" (James A. Beane). Part 2, which deals with middle-level programs and curriculum, includes among other articles: "Interdisciplinary Teaming: Organization, Rationale, and Implementation" (Sally N. Clark and Donald C. Clark); "Interdisciplinary Studies at the Shelburne Middle School" (John J. Winton); "Moving Into and Out of the Middle Level School" (Edward N. Brazee); "Helping Middle Level Early Adolescents from Broken Homes" (Robert Allers); "Heterogeneous Grouping in Middle Level Schools: Leadership Responsibilities for Principals" (Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.); "Planning Gifted/Talented Middle School Programs: Issues and Guidelines" (Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.); "The Ability/Achievement Dilemma of Gifted Middle Level Girls" (Linda R. Kramer); "Interscholastic Athletics and Middle Level Education: To Have or Not To Have?" (Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.); "What Values Are We Teaching, Should We Teach, at the Middle Level?" (John Lounsbury); and "Algebra Isn't the Answer: Alternatives to Enrich Eighth Grade Mathematics" (Fernand J. Prevost). Part 3, which examines issues in school restructuring and leadership, includes the following among the articles in this section: "Interview with William T. Gruhn" (George Melton); "Middle Level Educational Programs: Making the Ideal a Reality" (Donald C. Clark and Jerry W. Valentine); "Reorganizing Middle-Level Education: What To Consider and How To Proceed" (Ted A. Beranis); "Staff Development Programs for Middle Level Schools" (Donald C. Clark and Sally N. Clark); "Restructuring Middle Schools: Strategies for Using Turning Points" (Sally N. Clark and Donald C. Clark); "Leadership in the Middle Level School: An Imperative for Excellence" (Robert Shockley, Larry Holt, and Yvonne Meichtry); and "School Restructuring: A Leadership Challenge for Middle Level Administrators" (Sally N. Clark and Donald C. Clark.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Program Development, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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