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ERIC Number: ED422283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 235
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-398-06831-3
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The Middle Level Teachers' Handbook. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner.
Hunt, Gilbert; Wiseman, Dennis; Bowden, Sandra
This textbook is designed to help beginning middle level teachers develop teaching philosophies, behaviors, and skills relevant to effective instruction. The eight chapters include the following: (1) Origins and Essential Elements of Middle Level Schools (junior high schools and middle schools); (2) Essential Characteristics of Middle Level Teachers (leadership skills, scholarship and reflective thinking skills, communication skills, awareness of cultural diversity, technological competency, and ability to self-evaluate); (3) The Middle School Student (transitions, physical changes, psychosocial development, intellectual development, and developmental appropriateness); (4) Creating a Positive Middle School Climate (positive climate and student developmental needs, schoolwide systems, classroom environmental systems, and school-community environmental systems); (5) Developing Appropriate Curriculum (philosophical and theoretical rationale, teaming, thematic units, and exploratory programs); (6) Providing Developmentally Appropriate Instruction (methodology based on constructivist principles, direct methods, indirect methods, technology and instruction, and team teaching); (7) Assessing and Reporting Progress (personalizing assessment, setting performance standards, learning as continuous progress, and reporting progress); and (8) Middle Schools: A View of the Future (establishing the research base, providing preservice education, setting societal goals for students, restructuring middle level school as a community of learners, developing a true K-12 curriculum, and establishing content trends for the future). (SM)
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794-9265; World Wide Web: www.ccthomos.com ($51.95 plus $5.50 handling and shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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