ERIC Number: EJ887750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: 16
"This We Believe": Educators of Young Adolescents Are Just like the Students--As Learners!
Deering, Paul D.; Zuercher, Deborah; Apisa, Sheila A.
Middle School Journal (J3), v41 n4 p14-26 Mar 2010
The National Middle School Association (NMSA) has long offered excellent guidance on the education of young adolescents in the "This We Believe" series, and by extension, for the education of educators of young adolescents. With many districts facing shortages of qualified teachers, having difficulty retaining those they have, and with an under-representation of teachers of color, developing and retaining excellent teachers is crucial. "This We Believe: Successful Schools for Young Adolescents" offers a set of 14 recommendations for the kinds of culture schools should construct and the opportunities they should provide for young adolescents. With very little tweaking, these recommendations offer an ideal blueprint for designing, operating, and evaluating programs for educators of young adolescents. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Adolescents, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Guidelines, Educational Environment, Program Design, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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