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The war against excellence : the rising tide of mediocrity in America's middle schools

Author: Cheri Pierson Yecke
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Rowman & Littlefield Education edView all editions and formats
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The War against Excellence provides a chronology of the middle school movement, including its shift away from academics, and proposes solutions to this rising tide of mediocrity.
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Yecke, Cheri Pierson, 1955-
War against excellence.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
(DLC) 2006277520
(OCoLC)61095834
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheri Pierson Yecke
ISBN: 9781461655152 1461655153 1299384684 9781299384682
OCLC Number: 894796948
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 267 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
Introduction --
The Growth of the Middle School Movement --
Middle School Curriculum --
Ability Grouping --
Cooperative Learning --
Peer Tutoring --
Analysis of Beliefs and Driving Convictions --
Activist Implementation --
Ethical Considerations --
Implications for the 21st Century.
Responsibility: Cheri Pierson Yecke ; foreword by William J. Bennett.
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