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ERIC Number: EJ1155271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2379-4690
Reviving Theoretical Insurrection in Middle Grades Education
Vagle, Mark D.
Middle Grades Review, v1 n1 Article 2 Apr 2015
The author, a former middle school teacher and now an associate professor at The University of Minnesota, was asked to write an essay for the inaugural issue of this journal that: (1) advanced the call for a more diverse dialogue in the field of middle grades education; and (2) addressed the question, "Why do we need more provocative debate in the field of middle grades education?" The author begins by painting a brief contextual picture of educational policy today. He then discusses an opportunity the middle grades movement missed over the past 20 years. The author also discusses some of the more recent research on the theoretical foundation of the middle grades movement (e.g., Brown & Saltman, 2005; Lee & Vagle, 2010; Lesko, 2001, Vagle, 2012).
University of Vermont - Middle Grades Review. Waterman Hall, Burlington, VT 05405. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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