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Schools in the middle : developing a middle-level orientation

Author: Jack A McKay
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©1995.
Series: Roadmaps to success.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An important challege to school leaders is learning how to anticipate change, and how to utilize the available resources to maximize the opportunity that such change represents. Using case studies of United States schools which have moved from the junior high to the middle school system, Jack A McKay provides school leaders with guidance on how successful transition can be accomplished.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKay, Jack A.
Schools in the middle.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624190838
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack A McKay
ISBN: 0803962320 9780803962323
OCLC Number: 31900197
Description: xi, 67 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Jerry J. Herman and Janice L. Herman --
1. The journey toward a middle-level school. The junior high school. Phase 1: problems and opportunities. Phase 2: philosophy and theory. Phase 3: bridging theory and practice. Transition strategies --
2. The emergence of the middle-level school. Characteristics of the middle-level school. Middle-level school theory. Effective schools research. Components of the middle-level grades. The curriculum in the middle-level grades. The guidance program. Grouping students in the middle-level grades. The student. Teachers in the middle-level school --
3. The two Cs: change and conflict. Conditions for change. Politics of change. Sources of resistance to change. Conditions for successful change. Barriers to successful change. Responding to conflict. Managing conflict --
4. Leadership and vision building. Leadership definition. Leadership for the middle-level school. Leadership and credibility. Vision building.
Series Title: Roadmaps to success.
Responsibility: Jack A. McKay.
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