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Middle School Reform
An analysis of the purpose of the middle school and how middle school teachers lack the training necessary to meet the specific needs of middle school students.
# 108059 | 958 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2008 in Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper discusses the concept of middle school reform. It specifically focuses on what a middle school is and what the original purpose of creating such an institution was. The paper looks at how the middle schools were created to meet the unique needs of young people who are neither young children nor sexually mature adolescents. The paper then looks at how teachers are often not specifically trained to meet the needs of the middle school students.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clark, S. N. & Clark, D. C. (1993). Middle level school reform: The rhetoric and the reality. The Elementary School Journal. 93(5): 447-460. Cited by Banks, Ron. (2003). Middle School. Clearing House on Early Education and Parenting. Retrieved 16 Aug 2007 at http://ceep.crc.uiuc.edu/poptopics/middle.html#2
  • Friedman, Adam & Richard Hartshorne, & Bob Algozzine (Summer 2005). Middle Schools Online. Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal. 8 (2):1-6. Retrieved 16 Aug 2007 at http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian/sum2005/middle_schools_on_net/index.html
  • Gootman, Ellen. (17 Mar 2007). For teachers, middle school is a test of wills. The New York Times. Retrieved 16 Aug 2007 at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/17/education/17middle.html?pagewanted=2&ei =5088&en=a041618672b57230&ex=1331784000

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