ERIC Number: ED452977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
This We Believe...and Now We Must Act.
Erb, Thomas O., Ed.
In 1995, the National Middle School Association published a position paper defining foundational characteristics of developmentally responsive middle schools and program components that would create the kind of schools young adolescents need and deserve. This book provides a comprehensive, whole vision of schooling for the middle grades and makes more practical and accessible the basic concepts set forth in the 1995 position paper. The chapters are: (1) "The Imperative to Act" (Thomas O. Erb); (2) "Educators Committed to Young Adolescents" (C. Kenneth McEwin and Thomas S. Dickinson); (3) "Developing and Implementing a 'Shared Vision'" (Sue Swaim); (4) "High Expectations for All" (John Arnold); (5) "Advisory: Advocacy for Every Student" (Ross M. Burkhardt); (6) "School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Joyce L. Epstein); (7) "A Positive School Climate" (Marion Johnson Payne); (8) "Curriculum That Is Challenging, Integrative, and Exploratory" (Chris Stevenson); (9) "Varied Teaching and Learning Approaches" (Barbara L. Brodhagen); (10) "Assessment and Evaluation that Promote Learning" (Gordon F. Vars); (11) "Flexible Organizational Structures" (Deborah Kasak); (12) "Programs and Policies that Foster Health, Wellness, and Safety" (Jean Schultz); and (13) "Comprehensive Guidance and Support Services" (Sherrel Bergmann). All chapters contain references. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Opinion Papers, Organization, Organizations (Groups), Partnerships in Education, School Guidance, School Safety, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.