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ERIC Number: EJ804108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4476
Similarities and Differences in Students' and Parents' Perceptions of the Transition from Middle School to High School
Smith, Joshua S.; Feldwisch, Rachel; Abell, Amy
RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, v29 n10 p1-9 2006
The study examined students' and parents' perceptions of the transition from middle school to high school in a large public school district in the Midwest. Mean comparisons of student and parent responses to the "Perceptions of Transition Survey" revealed similarities and differences in academic, social, and organizational areas. Students looked forward to making new friends and having a voice in selecting academic courses. Parents were concerned about social and safety issues, while students worried about too much homework and organizational issues such as getting lost. The findings can be used to help the school district evaluate the effectiveness of its transition materials and programming. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A