ERIC Number: ED472257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Middle School Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education.
Anfara, Vincent A., Jr., Ed.; Stacki, Sandra L., Ed.
This volume theorizes, describes, and explains practices and some specific programs designed to help meet the needs and demands of a diverse student population. The central point of this volume is that curriculum, instruction, and assessment in middle-level education is a dynamic, interrelated system undergoing change. The book contains the following chapters/articles: (Introduction) "Middle-Level Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment" (S. Gross); (1) "Curriculum Integration: Theory, Practice, and Research for a Sustainable Future" (B. OSteen and others); (2) "Exploratory Education in a Society of Knowledge and Risk" (L. Waks); (3) "Developmental Appropriateness Versus Academic Rigor: An Untenable Dualism in Middle Level Education" (V. Anfara and L Waks); (4) "Culturally Responsive Instructional Processes" (D. Brown); (5) "Every Student and Every Teacher: Crossing the Boundaries of Middle Level, TESOL, Bilingual, and Special Education" (E. Skilton-Sylvester and G. Slesaransky-Poe); (6) "Authentic Curriculum: Strengthening Middle Level Education" (M. Caskey); (7) "The Relationship Between Middle-Grades Teacher Certification and Teaching Practices" (S. Mertens and others); (8) "Character Education Infused Into Middle Level Education" (T. Mandeville and R. Radcliffe); (9) "Reculturing Middle Schools to Use Cross-Curricular Portfolios to Support Integrated Learning" (S. Thompson); (10) "Enabling 'Algebra for All' With a Facilitated Instructional Program: A Case Study of a Talent Development Middle School" (R. Balfanz and others); (11) "Cohorts in Middle Level Teacher Preparation: Transformational Possibilities and Complexities" (J. Arhar and A. Crowe); and "Conclusion" (S. Stacki). Each chapter/article contains an abstract and a list of references. (Contains a subject index.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Core Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Guides, High Stakes Tests, Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness
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