ERIC Number: EJ547938
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Four Principles for Reforming Middle Schools.
Hawkins, Mary Louise; Graham, M. Dolores
Childhood Education, v73 n5 p278-81 1997
Discusses four principles that can help middle school environments overcome common behavior problems and become places where young adolescents develop responsibility for their learning: (1) foster natural human development; (2) respond to individual needs; (3) avoid artificially imposed classroom order and promote self organization; and (4) value human judgment and intuition rather than insisting solely on data and facts. (AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Early Adolescents, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, School Culture, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring, Student Adjustment, Student Needs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: Young Adolescents.