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ERIC Number: ED551155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 118
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-4886-7
A School Improvement Model for Motivating Adolescents to Achieve Success in Middle School
Hutchinson, Stuart R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wilmington University (Delaware)
Effectively addressing the unique developmental and academic needs of adolescents is a challenge that educators have been grappling with since the mid-1960's when school systems began to convert junior high schools into middle schools. While educators have recognized the need to create developmentally responsive schools that help children to form their identity, academic performance often declines between grades six and eight. This study examines interdisciplinary teaming, the learning modalities of adolescents, identity development in adolescents, transitioning from elementary to middle to high school and comprehensive reports on middle school reform. Thereafter, the researcher coupled the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Maryland School Assessments with the results of a student motivation survey to make recommendations for improving student achievement in Maryland middle schools. [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; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress