Middle School Reform Research Paper by hicaliber

Middle School Reform
A look at the effectiveness of programs to improve the standard of middle school education in the USA.
# 94785 | 1,269 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper examines different programs that have been created to address the growing problem of American middle school students lagging far behind the students in other industrialized nations. According to the paper, this includes the creation of nationwide standards, the development of "thinking-based curricula" for low-income youth in urban areas and ensuring that teachers link lessons to real world issues.

Piecemeal Reforms
National Standards
An Integrated Approach

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Athanases, Steven. 2003. "Thematic study of literature: Middle school teachers, professional development, and educational reform." English Education. 35:2.
  • Bndlow, Raymond. 2001. "The misdirection of middle school reform: Is a child-centered approach incompatible with achievement in math and science?" The Clearing House. 75:2.
  • Finn, C. E. 1996. "Can the schools be saved?" Commentary of the American Jewish Council 9:41-45.
  • National Education Association. 2000. "The Government Should Not Offer School Tuition Vouchers." Education. Mary E. Williams, Ed. Opposing Viewpoints(r) Series. Reproduced in Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Group. 2004.
  • US Department of Education. 2002. No child left behind. Retrieved July 14, 2006, from Ed.gov Web site: http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html.

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