ERIC Number: EJ670174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Standards, Accountability, and Developmental Appropriateness: A Leadership Challenge for Middle School Principals.
Clark, Sally N.; Clark, Donald C.
Middle School Journal, v34 n4 p56-61 Mar 2003
Mandated standards do not pose a threat to developmentally responsive middle level programs; rather, how standards are interpreted determines their appropriateness for educating young adolescents. Differences in responses to mandated standards are reflective of an individual school's culture. Understanding culture and cultural leadership provides insights as to why some schools can remain developmentally responsive and still satisfy local, state, and national mandates while other schools cannot. (SD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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