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Reforming Middle Level Education : Considerations for Policymakers - Sue C. Thompson

Reforming Middle Level Education

Considerations for Policymakers

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Published: 1st January 2004
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This volume of The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education is a significant contribution to the literature on middle level schools because it is written specifically with policymakers in mind. Middle level scholars have illuminated the most important issues concerning the education of young adolescents of which policymakers must be knowledgeable. It is only by having informed policymakers that middle level schools can truly thrive and provide the kind of education that every young adolescent deserves. The future of our country depends on it.

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Policymakers, Please Think on These "Things"p. xiii
Creating High-Performance Middle Schools: Recommendations from Researchp. 1
The Importance of Having a Highly Qualified Principal in Every Middle Grades Schoolp. 19
Creating Academically Challenging Middle Level Schools for Every Childp. 33
Creating Quality in the Middle School Curriculump. 49
Creating Socially Equitable Middle Grades Schoolsp. 65
The Role of Accountability in Middle Level Schoolsp. 85
The Role of Teacher Preparation, Licensure, and Retention in Creating High-Performing Middle Schoolsp. 109
Lessons Learned from Comprehensive School Reform Modelsp. 131
State-Level Policy Developmentp. 155
Creating Common Middle-Level Knowledge: A New York Storyp. 189
A New Vision for Professional Learningp. 205
What of the Future?p. 231
About the Authorsp. 251
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9781593111199
ISBN-10: 1593111193
Series: Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.56