9780807739969

Turning Points 2000

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807739969

  • ISBN10:

    0807739960

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-11-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

Carnegie Corporation's landmark 1989 report, Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century, focused national attention on the long-neglected needs of adolescent youth. In the following decade, hundreds of middle grades schools implemented Turning Points principles and many others adopted similar and complementary measures. Based on these experiences, Turning Points 2000refines the ideas contained in the original report by blending the wisdom of both the latest research and the best practice. This seminal volume: synthesizes crucial lessons; bridges the gap between education researchers and practitioners by translating a wealth of recent research into practical guidance; signals a new generation of thinking about middle grades education; and directly confronts critical questions such as how heterogeneously grouped (i.e., untracked) students can be successfully educated.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
David A. Hamburg
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Turning Points: A Decade Later
1(21)
Turning Points and Middle Grades School Reform
3(3)
Early Adolescence: Opportunities and Risks
6(4)
Core Values of Turning Points 2000
10(6)
Turning Points 2000: Purpose, Process, and Plan
16(6)
Turning Points 2000: A Design for Improving Middle Grades Education
22(9)
The Turning Points 2000 Recommendations
23(4)
The Design System
27(1)
Caution: No Half Measures
28(2)
Ensuring Success for Every Student
30(1)
Curriculum and Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning
31(32)
Standards and Curriculum: The Starting Points of Backward Design
32(22)
Assessment: The Midpoint of Backward Design
54(7)
Conclusion
61(2)
Designing Instruction to Improve Teaching and Learning
63(31)
Instruction's Key Connections
64(1)
Equity and Excellence
65(3)
Three Models for Organizing Instruction
68(15)
Our Recommendations for Organizing Instruction
83(2)
Technology as a Resource for Instruction
85(1)
Instructional Reform and Broad-based Intervention for Language Minority Students
86(1)
Special Focus: Teaching Reading in Middle Grades Schools
87(7)
Expert Teachers for Middle Grades Schools: Pre-service Preparation and Professional Development
94(27)
Pre-service Preparation of Middle Grades Teachers
96(2)
The Content and Structure of Pre-service Programs
98(4)
Middle Grades Teacher Licensure/Certification: Is It Necessary?
102(3)
Mentoring and Induction Programs for Middle Grades Teachers
105(5)
Professional Development
110(10)
The Bottom Line
120(1)
Organizing Relationships for Learning
121(24)
Smaller Is Better
123(2)
A Team Approach
125(10)
Creating and Sustaining Effective Teams
135(2)
Team Roles and Responsibilities
137(3)
What Effective Teams Do
140(2)
Advisory
142(2)
Conclusion
144(1)
Democratic Governance to Improve Student Learning
145(23)
The Leadership Team, Inquiry Groups, and Student Involvement
147(2)
Functions of the Leadership Team
149(7)
The School Principal-Key Leadership Roles
156(4)
Developing District Capacity to Support Middle School Change
160(5)
Conclusion
165(3)
A Safe and Healthy School Environment
168(27)
A Healthy Learning Environment
170(9)
A Health-Promoting School
179(7)
Health Services
186(7)
Conclusion
193(2)
Involving Parents and Communities
195(23)
Parent Involvement to Improve Student Learning
196(13)
Linking Adolescent Learning to Community Resources
209(8)
Schools, Family, and Community: A Strong Foundation
217(1)
Taking Action: Challenges and Opportunities
218(13)
Teaching and Learning
220(2)
Relationships, Collaboration, and Decision Making
222(3)
Community Connections
225(2)
Final Reflections: On Excellence and Equity
227(4)
References 231(20)
Index 251(14)
About the Authors 265(2)
About the Turning Points National Network 267

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