ERIC Number: ED433926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Collected Papers from the OERI Conference on Adolescence: Designing Developmentally Appropriate Middle Schools (Washington, D.C., May 7-8, 1998).
Boniface, Russell, Ed.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) sponsored a conference to identify key issues that could help OERI develop an agenda for research, products, and services in early adolescent education. This document compiles the papers from that conference. Following an introduction by OERI and a list of conference participants, the collection presents the five background papers: (1) "Early Adolescence: A Review of the Literature" (Tim Urdan and Steve Klein); (2) "Implications of Individual Difference Theories for Enhancing Adolescent Development" (Jodie Roth and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn); (3) "Middle Grades Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment" (Nancy Ames and others); (4) "Increasing the Capacity and Will to Accelerate Middle Level Reform" (Susan Galletti); and (5) "Parent and Community Involvement in the Education of Young Adolescents" (Joan Schine). Authors addressed the same themes for their selected areas: (1) individual, institutional, and community factors; (2) the unique effect of contextual factors on various middle school reforms; (3) factor interaction; (4) possible directions for future research; and (5) practical applications of this research. Individual papers contain references. (DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Curriculum Development, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent School Relationship, Research Needs, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.