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ERIC Number: ED478735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-16
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Guiding Questions for Middle Grades Reform.
Mizell, Hayes
This speech addresses reform in the middle grades. The ideas were prompted by mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. The speaker focused on eight fundamental questions, suggesting that the questions should have less to do with the techniques of implementation than with provoking discussion about a school system's or school's values, priorities, and practices. The questions are as follows: (1) Who will be the primary beneficiary of the reform? (2) What should be the results of all students' education in the middle grades? (3) What are the most effective ways to organize schools to help students achieve the results we are seeking? (4) What must we do to ensure that all students learn deeply and value their ability to demonstrate what they know? (5) How will we advance the affective development of young adolescents as a strategy to support their academic development? (6) What knowledge and skills must our teachers and administrators have and apply to help all students achieve the results we are seeking? (7) What will we give up to enable all students to achieve the results we are seeking? and (8) Who will lead middle-grades reform? (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001