Teaching in the Middle School

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Based on the belief that effective middle school teaching practices must be developmentally responsive, this updated core text provides an insightful introduction to young adolescents ages 10 to 15, and to the middle school and middle school movement. Coverage balances the practical and the theoretical to provide all of the essential knowledge today's middle school teacher needs concerning the development and characteristics of adolescents; principles, goals, and attributes of the middle school movement; and, organization, curricula, strategies, and concepts of contemporary middle schools. The authors emphasize the diversity of adolescents - in development, culture, gender, and sexual orientation - and the importance that these differences portend for educational experiences and guidance efforts.

Table of Contents

Understanding Middle Schools And Young Adolescents
Middle Schools Today - Concepts and Teaching
Scenario - The First Day of Student Teaching
Overview Objectives
A Brief History of the Junior High School and the Middle School
Middle Schools
Middle Schools: Today and Tomorrow - Selected Concepts
Directions for Effective Middle Schools
Teaching in the Middle School: Questions to Consider
Young Adolescents - Development and Issues
Scenario - Ms. Ortega Reflects
Overview Objectives
Generalizations About Development - The Need for Caution
Young Adolescent Development Physical Development
Psychosocial Development Cognitive Development
Guiding Young Adolescents - Teachers and Counselors
Scenario - Kim Matusi and the Guidance Team
Overview Objectives
Guidance in Middle Schools
Differences Between Elementary and Secondary Schools
Functions of Middle School Guidance Programs
Guidance for a Diverse Population
Team and Collaborative Approaches to Guidance
Adivsor-Advisee Programs Roles of Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators
Guidelines for Effective Advisory Programs
Advisory Plans Need for Specialized Services
Middle School Curriculum - Core and Related Domains
Scenario - The Williams Middle School Curriculum Committee
Overview Objectives
Curriculum Definitions
Curriculum Frameworks
Curriculum Standards
Developmentally Responsive Middle School Curriculum
Core Curriculum Related Domains
Middle School Curriculum - Integrated, Interdisciplinary, and Exploratory
Scenario - Mr. Costa Considers the Curriculum Overview Objectives
Contemporary Curriculum Perspectives and Definitions
Integrated Curriculum
Additional Information
Exploratory Curriculum/Programs Selected Considerations for Developing Middle School Curriculum
Planning, Implementing, And Assessing Instruction
Planning Instruction - Appropriate and Interdisciplinary
Scenario - Karyn Rothmer's Journal Overview Objectives
Rationale for Detailed and Methodical Planning
Factors Affecting Middle School Instructional Planning Interdisciplinary Tea
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