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Dr. Katherine Toth Bucher
In 2008, Dr. Katherine Toth Bucher retired as professor emerita from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she served as assistant department chair and graduate program director for the elementary, middle school, and library science programs. She has written several books including Teaching in the Middle School; Classroom Management: Models Applications and Cases; and Books about the Middle East: Selecting and Using Them with Children and Adolescents, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
Part I Understanding Middle Schools and Young Adolescents
Chapter 1: Middle Schools Today–Concepts and Teaching
Chapter 2: Young Adolescents–Development and Issues
Chapter 3: Guiding Young Adolescents–Teachers and Counselors
Part II Developing the Curriculum and Organizing the School
Chapter 4: Middle School Curriculum–Core and Related Domains
Chapter 5: Middle School Curriculum–Integrated and Exploratory
Part III Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Instruction
Chapter 6: Planning Instruction–Appropriate and Interdisciplinary
Chapter 7: Implementing Instruction–Methods and Materials
Chapter 8: Assessment of Learning–Methods and Issues
Chapter 9: Managing Young Adolescents and Environments–Strategies and Techniques
Part IV Working with External Communities
Chapter 10: Parents, Families, and Community Members–Partners and Resources
Epilogue: Middle Schools of the Future