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Lester, Robin Rawlings; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2013
Bullying has become a nationwide concern at the K-12 level. Guided by the theoretical framework of social learning theory, this study explored the perceptions of secondary education teachers about the bully-proofing program in place at one target middle school. Despite the target middle school's anti-bullying program, the incidence of bullying had…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Secondary Education, Bullying
Lester, Robin; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2014
In recent years, K-12 schools throughout the United States have garnered nationwide attention because of bullying problems. Bullying impacts schools in various ways: student performance and self-regard, and it creates an environment of hostility in schools. Many factors contribute to the problem, including socioeconomic status, low self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, Secondary Education
Morelli, Louis V.; And Others – 1980
The Teacher Education Center Act (TEC Act) of 1973 provided Florida with a statewide system of centers intended to bring about reform in teacher education programs. The act mandated the responsibility for operating programs of preservice and inservice teacher education jointly to the colleges and universities, the school districts, and the…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Full State Funding, Institutional Cooperation
Heeney, Margaret R. – 1996
Multigrade grouping is the practice of intentionally grouping two or more grade levels in the same classroom to enhance learning. It is becoming a much discussed and implemented alternative grouping practice in middle level education. This paper describes the implementation process of two multigrade "teams" in two Florida middle schools,…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Case Studies, Curriculum, Educational Assessment
Russo-Converso, Judith A. – 2001
This research study focuses an historical case study on a large-scale intervention called Florida SchoolYear (SY2000), which was a visionary example of how the state of Florida tried to design and develop a means for delivering quality education. By studying the Florida SY2000 Initiative, this research study examined issue-oriented questions…
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change