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ERIC Number: EJ1006055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
In Search of the Middle School Teacher: Navigating Research, Reality, and Mission
Chen, Rong-Ji; Daniels, Erika; Chaplin, Mae S.; Ochanji, Moses; Stowell, Laurie P.; McDaniel, Janet E.
Middle Grades Research Journal, v7 n4 p57-72 2012
The Middle Level Program at California State University San Marcos is the only middle level teacher credential program in the state of California. The program is based on a set of goals and philosophy of middle grades education, recognizing the developmental needs of young adolescents in Grades 5 through 9, and the socially equitable experience of the whole student in pursuit of academic excellence. In this article we discuss the California credentialing policies and realities that significantly influence our practices. We also describe our program and 3 vital tools we use to navigate these realities and challenges. Indeed, our program is founded upon the theoretical framework and principles embedded in these tools, and they have helped us get through tough times and confront challenges. We are able to maintain the integrity of the program and continue to collaboratively prepare thoughtful educators and advance professional practices. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001