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Introduction to Middle Level Education, 3/e gives readers an engaging, first person introduction young adolescents and the middle level classroom. It examines the full range of topics relevant to this group of students, from student development and diversity to the structures of middle level education, curriculum instruction, assessment, advisory, service learning, the learning environment, and more. Nine focus teachers and nine focus students bring the concepts to life through photos, vignettes, and professional practice opportunities. In this edition, the new AMLE Teacher Preparation Standards are included in each chapter, along with the 16 characteristics of successful middle level schools featured in the This We Believe section. Likewise, the 13 goals for young adolescent development in This We Believe are referenced repeatedly as concept address ways to meet the goals. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded audio and internet resources.
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Sara Davis Powell is a teacher, from the middle level classroom to teacher preparation as a professor and chair of education at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. She is a young adolescent advocate who writes about middle level teacher preparation, emphasizing a balance of theory and developmentally responsive and academically rigorous practice. She is actively involved in local classrooms and the middle school community through the facilitation of professional development, supervision of clinical interns, and research and writing about middle level issues. She is also a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences, where her enthusiasm for middle level education has proven contagious. Dr. Powell's most recent books include An Introduction to Education: Choosing Your Teaching Path, 3rd edition(Pearson, 2015) and Wayside Teaching: Connecting with Students to Support Learning (Corwin, 2010).
Chapter 1: Middle Level Education History and Philosophy
Chapter 2: Development of Middle Level Learners
Chapter 3: Diversity among Middle Level Students
Chapter 4: Societal Context of Middle Level Education
Chapter 5: Structures of Middle level Education
Chapter 6: Middle Level Curriculum
Chapter 7: Middle Level Instruction
Chapter 8: Assessment of Middle Level Learners
Chapter 9: Planning for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 10: Maintaining a Positive, Productive Learning Environment
Chapter 11: Relationships and Realities of Middle Level Education