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ERIC Number: EJ1087714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Embracing a Common Focus: A Framework for Middle Level Teacher Preparation
Faulkner, Shawn A.; Howell, Penny B.; Cook, Chris M.
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v18 n2 p1-7 2013
As more and more states make a commitment to specialized middle level teacher preparation, teacher education programs across the country must make the necessary adjustments to ensure middle level teachers are prepared to be successful. Unfortunately, individual state and institutional requirements often make this challenging and can result in inconsistent experiences, expectations, and requirements. In an effort to provide a common focus for middle level teacher preparation, this piece proposes the Framework for Effective Middle Level Practices through the analysis of three key documents in middle level teacher preparation--National Middle School Association's position statement on the "Professional Preparation of Middle Level Teachers" (2006), National Middle School Association's "This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents" (2010), and Anfara and Schmid's (2007) synthesis of research on effective teaching practices at the middle level. Illustrative practices are suggested for the use of the Framework in middle level teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Models, Position Papers, Best Practices, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teacher Behavior, Curriculum Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Organizational Climate, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education. Web site: http://www.napomle.org/journal.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A