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Overview

Sound research-based strategies have made The Essential Middle School a must-have resource inservice middle school teachers for years. Now with even more applications in the planning and management sections , written by a practicing teacher, readers can easily see how research-based strategies can be applied in today's classrooms. Emphasis on new technologies and Internet resources are included, as well, making this a valuable resource for instructors and students alike.

  • Strong emphasis on curricular, instructional and organizational issues of middle schools—How these affect teachers and learners, and less emphasis on the design, and development of middle schools.
    • Better prepares teachers to understand the curriculum and the instructional issues of middle schools, which is where teachers live.
  • Thorough coverage of the role of technology in today's middle schools.
    • Inservice teachers' awareness and acceptance of the presence and impact of technology on classroom operations is brought into focus through this coverage.
  • Thorough discussion of curriculum standards—The role of standards in teaching and learning in the middle school.
    • Practicing teachers gain an understanding of the impact of standards in their classroom lives and how to address these standards.
  • Up to date demographics—Affecting middle schools and the impact of demographics on instruction.
    • New teachers can gain understanding of their students and learn how to individualize instruction for the variety of students they will teach.
  • Coverage of the role of parents' involvement in their middle student's learning.
    • Inservice teachers are enlightened to how they can incorporate parent presence in the educational experiences of their students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131195967
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/31/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.47 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Rationale for a School in the Middle

Chapter 2 Today's Preadolescent Learner

Chapter 3 Effective Organizational Structures

Chapter 4 Organizing the Middle School Curriculum

Chapter 5 Classroom Teaching

Chapter 6 Instructional Materials and New Technologies

Chapter 7 The New Full-Service Middle School

Chapter 8 Professional Development of Teachers

Chapter 9 Defining and Evaluating the American Middle School

Selected Resources

Glossary

Name Index

Subject Index

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