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ERIC Number: EJ915519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Results and Recommendations from the 2009 National Surveys of Randomly Selected and Highly Successful Middle Level Schools
McEwin, C. Kenneth; Greene, Melanie W.
Middle School Journal (J3), v42 n1 p49-63 Sep 2010
While a number of studies have yielded useful information regarding the status of middle level schools in the United States, four linked national surveys provide a longitudinal perspective on the degree of implementation of key middle grades programs and practices. These studies were conducted in 1968 (Alexander, 1968), 1988 (Alexander & McEwin, 1989), 1993 (McEwin, Dickinson, & Jenkins, 1996), and 2001 (McEwin, Dickinson, & Jenkins, 2003). This article reports selected results of a fifth study in this series conducted in 2009 by McEwin and Greene, with a particular focus on recommendations derived from an analysis of trends evident over time. An additional national survey of programs and practices in a sample of highly successful middle level schools was conducted by the authors in 2009 using essentially the same instrument. The results from the highly successful schools are compared to results from the random sample to determine if differences existed and, if so, what lessons might be learned from those differences. (Contains 19 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States