Reforming Middle Level Education

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Thompson (urban leadership and policy studies, University of Missouri) presents essays by scholars of middle level education, written specifically for policymakers. Academics in educational administration, education, and curriculum and instruction, as well as members of organizations such as the National Middle School Association and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, discuss issues surrounding qualified principals, curriculum, socially equitable middle grades schools, and state-level policy ...
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Overview

Thompson (urban leadership and policy studies, University of Missouri) presents essays by scholars of middle level education, written specifically for policymakers. Academics in educational administration, education, and curriculum and instruction, as well as members of organizations such as the National Middle School Association and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, discuss issues surrounding qualified principals, curriculum, socially equitable middle grades schools, and state-level policy development. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : policymakers, please think on these "things"
1 Creating high-performance middle schools : recommendations from research 1
2 The importance of having a highly qualified principal in every middle grades school 19
3 Creating academically challenging middle level schools for every child 33
4 Creating quality in the middle school curriculum 49
5 Creating socially equitable middle grades schools 65
6 The role of accountability in middle level schools 85
7 The role of teacher preparation, licensure, and retention in creating high-performing middle schools 109
8 Lessons learned from comprehensive school reform models 131
9 State-level policy development 155
10 Creating common middle-level knowledge : a New York story 189
11 A new vision for professional learning 205
12 What of the future? 231
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