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ERIC Number: ED385909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 316
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-1922-3
Restructuring the Middle Level School: Implications for School Leaders. Middle Schools and Early Adolescents Series.
Clark, Sally N.; Clark, Donald C.
This book was designed to help school, parent, and community leaders acquire the skills necessary for the successful restructuring of middle-level schools. Chapter 1 defines middle-level education and describes the forces that shaped and continue to shape middle-level education, the evolution of middle-level schools, and current middle-level school organization and practice. The research about how middle-level schools should be organized, what successful middle-level schools should look like, and why they need to change are the major issues examined in chapter 2. Chapters 3 through 6 focus on building a comprehensive knowledge base for planning and decision making. Topics include students' developmental characteristics, developmentally appropriate curricula, interdisciplinary teaming, and a review of successful middle-level programs. Chapters 7 and 8 examine restructuring, the role of leadership in school change, and collaboration. The processes of strategic planning--planning, implementing, and evaluating--provide the focuses of chapters 9 through 11. The concluding chapter emphasizes that successful middle-level schools are always in the process of restructuring, It stresses the importance of continuing the inquiry and reflection process and maintaining a climate of change. Twenty-eight figures are included. (LMI)
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 ($21.95, paperback--ISBN-0-7914-1922-3; hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-1921-5).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A