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The exemplary middle school

Author: Paul S George; William M Alexander
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S George; William M Alexander
ISBN: 0030768446 9780030768446
OCLC Number: 27738853
Notes: Alexander's name appears first on the earlier edition.
Description: xviii, 550 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The middle school student : The early adolescent and the school --
The middle school movement and concept: Levels of education --
The middle school concept, unique and transitional --
Middle school curriculum: Planning an exemplary middle school curriculum --
Domain and other goal-centered design plans --
Domain of communication and learning skills --
Domain of major knowledge areas --
Evaluating and reporting student progress --
Instruction: Characteristics of effective instruction in the middle school --
Total class instruction --
Small group instruction --
Individualized instruction --
Instruction, concluding comments. The teacher as advisor: Guidance and counseling in the middle school --
Alternative designs for teacher-student guidance programs --
Summary of role descriptions --
Conducting an advisor-advisee group --
Requirements for successful schoolwide advisor-advisee programs --
Research on the advisory program --
Interdisciplinary team organizations: Sharing, the basis for organizing the middle school faculty --
The nature of the interdisciplinary team organization --
Four phases of interdisciplinary team life --
Characteristics of highly effective teams --
Alternative types of interdisciplinary team organization --
Roles and responsiblities of teams and their members --
Purposes and possiblities of the interdisciplinary team organization --
Planning for an interdisciplinary team organization in the new middle school. Grouping students in the middle school: Organizing students for instruction --
Student development and school organization --
Advantages and disadvantages of alternatives to age-grade grouping --
Mainstreaming: grouping exceptional students in middle schools --
Tracking and ability grouping: which way for the middle school? --
Organizing time and space in the middle school: Organizing time in the middle school: the middle school schedule --
The eight cardinal principles of the middle school master schedule --
Organizing space in the middle school --
Pod-style and house-type middle school facilities --
Planning the new middle school: Six step middle school implementation plan --
Strategic planning for middle school implementation --
Evaluation of the middle school. Middle school leadership: Middle school leadership and vision --
Maintaining the middle school: shared decision making --
The program improvement council --
The generative school --
Roster of middle schools.
Responsibility: Paul S. George, William M. Alexander.
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