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ERIC Number: ED523914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 243
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-2284-8
The Historical and Social Context of U.S. Middle School Education a Practical Guidebook for School Educators
Harley, Sue
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Idaho
The six chapters in this research involve the history and development of middle schools from the early conceptions of junior high school to the ground breaking research by the Carnegie Foundation on changes in how young adolescent students develop, are taught and transitioned from elementary levels to high school. Professional literature reporting the needs and characteristics, both educational and developmental of early adolescents presents a compelling case that students of this age group are distinct and require the development of a unique educational approach to best support their needs as learners and young people (Stewart and Nolan, 1992; Beane, 1997, 2004; Manning and Bucher, 2001; National Middle School Association, 2003). Although much has been written about these students, the researcher in this study deemed what was important based on those areas of middle school concepts that make the development and implementation of middle schools successful. These areas include transitioning, advisory, teachers, administrators, accountability and a new and growing concern in middle schools dealing with cultural proficiency and effectively teaching second language learning students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States