Turning Points in Middle Schools: Strategic Transitions for Educators

Turning Points in Middle Schools: Strategic Transitions for Educators

by Mary Gallagher-Polite, Lela DeToye, John Fritsche, Nanci Grandone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803962959

ISBN-13: 9780803962958

Pub. Date: 04/24/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Turning Points in Middle Schools follows a fictional school (Dewey Middle School) in its transition from a traditional junior high to a middle school. A series of true-to-life stories depicts the fundamental differences between the two kinds of schools and how change comes about. The authors analyze and explore the stresses both staff and students will encounter…  See more details below

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Turning Points in Middle Schools follows a fictional school (Dewey Middle School) in its transition from a traditional junior high to a middle school. A series of true-to-life stories depicts the fundamental differences between the two kinds of schools and how change comes about. The authors analyze and explore the stresses both staff and students will encounter during the complex transition process. They present a cohesive, realistic portrayal of the successes and the inevitable disappointments involved and offer tips on how to help everyone better handle these changes. You'll examine these key issues: developmental characteristics of early adolescents; components of a successful middles school; curricular and instructional practices in middle schools; personal and group dynamics - building relationships; and the change process itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803962958
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/24/1996
Series:
Middle School Administration Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
About the Authors
1Meeting the Dewey Community1
2Embracing the Middle School Way13
3Designing the Middle School Curriculum43
4Teaching and Learning in Middle School63
5Facing Challenges From the outside93
6Looking Forward115
Epilogue119

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