ERIC Number: ED455914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Middle School (Ages 11-13): A Quarterly Newsletter for the Education Community, 1999-2000.
Kain, Daniel L., Ed.
Focus on Middle School, v12 n1-4 Fall 1999-Sum 2000
This document consists of four issues of a newsletter for educators at the middle level. The issues each contain a main article, along with shorter articles and regular columns. The Fall 1999 issue focuses on the middle school movement and presents part 1 of an interview with John Lounsbury on the progress of the movement. A sidebar article discusses recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics on guns and children. The executive board vice president's column discusses meeting middle grade students' needs with opportunities. The Winter 1999 issue addresses the role of middle school teachers in part 2 of the interview with John Lounsbury. A sidebar article discusses problem-based learning as a model for integrating the middle school curriculum, and the vice president's column discusses student volunteerism. The Spring 2000 issue focuses on teachers' experiences of the transition from a classic junior high model to a middle school model. The vice president's column deals with raising reading expectations. The Summer 2000 issue reflects upon teachers' role in developing and implementing the middle school curriculum, conducting assessments, and creating a classroom environment. The issue also highlights the use of oral history in middle school education, describing a classroom oral history project. The vice president's column discusses museum exhibits as a model for student engagement. Some newsletter issues include listings of new Web resources and conference information. (KB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum, Gun Control, Integrated Curriculum, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Museums, Newsletters, Oral History, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Volunteers
Association for Childhood Education International, 17904 Georgia Avenue, Suite 215, Olney, MD 20832.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Olney, MD.