ERIC Number: ED491409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
The Fourth Grade Experience: Insights toward the Transition to Middle School
Reynolds, Kelly A.
The transition from elementary to middle school can be an exciting as well as scary time for young adolescents. The stress of this transition can be decreased by incorporating transition programs that address student needs and concerns. This qualitative research study was designed to gain an overall sense of fourth grade in order to better understand the experience that elementary students have prior to transitioning to middle school. In this qualitative study information was gathered through fourth grade teacher interviews, observations of fourth grade classrooms, as well as the collection of artifacts from fourth grade. From the information collected three areas were identified as being characteristic of fourth grade: structure, math, and behavior. Appendix A contains: (1) ISB Form; Informed Consent Form, and Interview Questions. Appendix B contains: (1) Interview Transcripts; (2) Interview Field Notes; (3) Observation Field Notes; and (4) List of Artifacts.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A