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Changing Middle Schools: How to Make Schools Work for Young Adolescents
     

Changing Middle Schools: How to Make Schools Work for Young Adolescents

by Nancy L. Ames, Edward Miller
 

@PQ:''Ames and Miller have captured inspirational stories of educators working hard to make schools better for young adolescents. The images they offer in these case studies should be enormously helpful as practitioners envision what their own middle schools could be like.''

@PQS:?Jeannie Oakes, professor, Graduate School of Education, University of

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@PQ:''Ames and Miller have captured inspirational stories of educators working hard to make schools better for young adolescents. The images they offer in these case studies should be enormously helpful as practitioners envision what their own middle schools could be like.''

@PQS:?Jeannie Oakes, professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

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"Ames and Miller have captured inspirational stories of educators working hard to make schools better for young adolescents. The images they offer in these case studies should be enormously helpful as practitioners envision what their own middle schools could be like.'' ——Jeannie Oakes, professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles
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Ames (Education Development Center, Inc.) and Miller (editor, Harvard Education Letter) present four portraits of poor, urban schools that have undergone transformation as part of the Middle Grades Improvement Program, launched by Lilly Endowment Inc. The authors detail how each school achieved reforms such as higher attendance, less violence and vandalism, and parental and community support, often in teachers', students', and parents' own words. An appendix describes the program more fully. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900069
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Education Ser.
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

NANCY L. AMES is vice-president and director of Family, School, and Community Programs at Education Development Center, Inc., a non-profit research and development organization dedicated to human development through education. EDWARD MILLER is editor of the Harvard Education Letter at Harvard University; he received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Educational Press Association of America in 1994 for his work on that publication.

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