ERIC Number: ED399260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Teaching Ten to Fourteen Year Olds.
This book provides anecdotes and teaching materials for middle school teacher preparation and serves as a reference and resource for practicing teachers. The publication explains the philosophy and goals of the middle school education movement and provides many practical methods and strategies for implementing developmentally appropriate education and for helping young adolescents successfully negotiate the transition from childhood to adolescence. The text is divided into three parts: Part 1, The Study of Young Adolescents; Part 2, Curriculum and Pedagogy for the Middle Level; and Part 3, The Teacher in a Middle School Organization. Part 1 focuses on the theoretical context of adolescent education, the shadowing and inquiry techniques, and selected data concerning young adolescents. Part 2 discusses curriculum and pedagogy for the middle level students, focusing on conceptualizing, organizing, presenting, and assessing the effectiveness of schooling that will complement the developmental conditions of young adolescents. Part 3 examines the roles and functions of middle school teachers that define their work in ways that contrast with the subject matter priorities of a traditional junior high school. References are included at the end of each chapter. (ND)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Early Adolescents, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Longman, 10 Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A