Reinventing the Middle School

Reinventing the Middle School

by Thomas S. Dickinson
     
 

Many contemporary American middle schools are stuck in a state of "arrested development," failing to implement the original concept of middle schools to a varying, though equally corruptive degrees. The individual chapters of the book outline in detail how to counter this dangerous trend, offering guidance to those who seek immediate, significant, internal reforms

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Many contemporary American middle schools are stuck in a state of "arrested development," failing to implement the original concept of middle schools to a varying, though equally corruptive degrees. The individual chapters of the book outline in detail how to counter this dangerous trend, offering guidance to those who seek immediate, significant, internal reforms before we lose the unique value of middle schools for our nation's adolescents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925921
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Transforming Teaching Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Reform and Reinvention
1Reinventing the Middle School: A Proposal to Counter Arrested Development3
2The School and the Child and the Child in the School21
3Hope for Sandy: Transformation Points: A Reinvention Paradigm39
4The Arc of Equity in Reinvented Middle Schools56
5Standards, Students, and Exploration: Creating a Curriculum Intersection of Excellence79
6Connecting Caring and Action: Teachers Who Create Learning Communities in Their Classrooms96
7On Headpieces of Straw: How Middle Level Students View Their Schooling117
8High-Quality Learning Opportunities in High Poverty Middle Schools: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality155
9Transforming Organizational Structures for Young Adolescents and Adult Learning176
10Our Turn? Teaming and the Professional Development of Teachers201
11The Role of Technology for Learning in the Reinvented Middle School218
12Transformation and Context in Middle Grades Reform249
13Coming Together to Raise Our Children: Community and the Reinvented Middle School269
14Engineering Success through Purposeful Articulation288
15Reinventing Middle Level Teacher Preparation via Professional Development Schools302
16On a Good Day Everyone Grows: Reflections on the Reinvention of a School321
Author Biographies329
Index337
Author Index341

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