ERIC Number: ED452595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Middle Schooling in Western Australia.
Western Australia Dept. of Education Services, Perth.
This report of the Australian Ministerial Committee on Middle Schooling examines emerging conceptions of middle schooling and educational arguments regarding adoption of middle schooling, weighs financial implications, and provides several brief policy recommendations. Chapter 1, "Introduction," reviews the establishment of the committee, the broader social context in Western Australia, and the report's terminology and approach. Chapter 2, "Adolescence and Adolescents," explores the challenges to educational planners considering middle schooling posed by the psychological and social needs of adolescents in such areas as mental health, friendships, intellectual development, and identity. Chapter 3, "Planning a Curriculum for Middle Schooling," examines the need to develop a shared understanding of fundamental issues, Western Australian curriculum requirements, and key elements in planning the middle school curriculum. Chapter 4, "Planning Infrastructure," analyzes current schools, staff, funding patterns, and capital costs relevant to consideration of middle schooling. Chapter 5, "Endnotes," offers brief policy recommendations, concluding that adoption of middle schooling presents challenges that can be overcome only through careful planning. (Contains 40 references) (TEJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Dept. of Education Services, Perth.
Identifiers - Location: Australia