Appropriate for general middle school methods courses.The exceptional feature of this solid core text is that it covers both middle school concepts and the basic information needed to understand young adolescents, ages 10-14. It provides the essential knowledge for middle school teaching including young adolescent development, organization, core and exploratory curricula, instructional strategies, and concepts. Distinguished by its skillful blending of research and practice, it enables readers to move from theory to practice.
Table of Contents
I. UNDERSTANDING MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND YOUNG ADOLESCENTS.
1. Middle Schools Today—Concepts and Teaching. 2. Young Adolescents—Development and Issues.
II. DEVELOPING THE CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZING THE SCHOOL.
3. Middle School Curriculum—Core and Related Domains. 4. Middle School Curriculum—Integrated and Exploratory. 5. Middle School Organization—Educators and Learners. 6. Managing Young Adolescents and Environments—Strategies and Techniques.
III. PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING, AND ASSESSING INSTRUCTION.
7. Planning Instruction—Appropriate and Interdisciplinary. 8. Implementing Instruction—Methods and Materials. 9. Effective Instructional Behaviors—Research and Practice. 10. Assessment of Learning—Methods and Issues.
IV. GUIDING STUDENTS AND WORKING WITH EXTERNAL COMMUNITIES.
11. Guiding Young Adolescents—Teachers and Counselors. 12. Parents, Families, and Community Members—Partners and Resources. Epilogue: Middle Schools of the Future. Appendix. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.