Middle Level Education: An Annotated Bibliography

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Education - 428 pages
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Because young adolescents have unique intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs, there has been a major push to develop strong middle level programs in American schools. This annotated bibliography is a comprehensive guide to literature and resources on middle level education in the United States. Included are more than 1,700 entries for books, articles, dissertations, government reports, newsletters, videotapes, and other materials on various aspects of middle level education. Entries are grouped in topical chapters, and each citation is accompanied by an evaluative annotation. The volume concludes with a descriptive listing of resources, such as organizations and journals.

During the last decade, there has been a major push in the United States to develop strong middle level programs in American schools. The key purpose of such programs is to meet the unique intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of young adolescents who are too old to be called children and too young to assume the responsibilities of adulthood. Effective programs are those in which the school administration actively seeks to make the middle school meet the needs of the student, rather than force the student to fit the school.

While the concept of middle level education has existed since the early 1960s, it has received much attention during the last decade, due to the growth of sociological, psychological, and educational research on adolescents. This reference book is a comprehensive guide to literature and resources on middle level education. Included are more than 1,700 entries for books, articles, dissertations, newsletters, government documents, videotapes, and other publications. Entries are arranged in topical chapters, and each entry includes an evaluative annotation. The volume concludes with a descriptive list of resources, such as organizations and journals.

 

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Contents

General Issues
1
B GENERAL PRACTICAL
8
C GENERAL GENERAL
9
Philosophy of Middle Level Education
25
Early Adolescent Development
27
B EARLY ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT PRACTICAL
32
C EARLY ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT GENERAL
34
D PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
37
G INSTRUCTION GENERAL
227
H CRITICAL THINKING
229
I PROBLEM SOLVING
230
J COOPERATIVE LEARNING RESEARCH
231
K COOPERATIVE LEARNING PRACTICAL
232
L COOPERATIVE LEARNING GENERAL
234
M INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTRUCTION
237
O PORTFOLIOS
240

E SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
38
F EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
39
G GENDER ISSUES
40
Middle Level Programs
43
B MIDDLE LEVEL PROGRAMS PRACTICAL
49
C MIDDLE LEVEL PROGRAMS GENERAL
51
D CURRICULUM RESEARCH
56
E CURRICULUM PRACTICAL
57
F CURRICULUM GENERAL
58
G TRANSITION TO THE MIDDLE LEVEL RESEARCH
63
H TRANSITION TO THE MIDDLE LEVEL PRACTICAL
64
I TRANSITION TO THE MIDDLE LEVEL GENERAL
66
J ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
67
K SCHOOL CLIMATE
68
L IMPLEMENTATION OF MIDDLE LEVEL PROGRAMS
70
Middle Level Administration
74
B MIDDLE LEVEL ADMINISTRATION PRACTICAL
76
C MIDDLE LEVEL ADMINISTRATION GENERAL
77
Middle Level Facilities
83
Interdisciplinary Team Organization ITO
85
B INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMING PRACTICAL
90
C INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMING GENERAL
92
AdvisorAdvisee
95
B ADVISORY PRACTICAL
96
C ADVISORY GENERAL
99
Core Subjects
101
B LANGUAGE ARTS PRACTICAL
102
C LANGUAGE ARTS GENERAL
110
D MATHEMATICS RESEARCH
112
E MATHEMATICS PRACTICAL
121
F MATHEMATICS GENERAL
132
G PHYSICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH
134
I PHYSICAL EDUCATION GENERAL
135
J READING RESEARCH
136
K READING PRACTICAL
143
L READING GENERAL
157
M SCIENCE RESEARCH
159
N SCIENCE PRACTICAL
162
O SCIENCE GENERAL
173
P SOCIAL STUDIES RESEARCH
176
Q SOCIAL STUDIES PRACTICAL
178
R SOCIAL STUDIES GENERAL
181
S WRITING RESEARCH
183
T WRITING PRACTICAL
186
U WRITING GENERAL
193
Integrated Curriculum
195
B WHOLE LANGUAGE
197
Exploratory and Elective Subjects
201
B ART
202
C MUSIC
204
D FOREIGN LANGUAGE
205
Social Issues Community Service and Service Learning
207
SERVICE LEARNING RESEARCH
208
SERVICE LEARNING GENERAL
211
Pedagogical Issues and Strategies
213
B GROUPING PRACTICAL
214
D LEARNING STYLES
216
E INSTRUCTION RESEARCH
217
F INSTRUCTION PRACTICAL
221
Educational Technology
241
B TECHNOLOGY PRACTICAL
243
C EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY GENERAL
245
Special Needs
247
B AT RISK PRACTICAL
249
C AT RISK GENERAL
255
E SPECIAL NEEDS RESEARCH
258
F SPECIAL NEEDS PRACTICAL
260
G SPECIAL NEEDS GENERAL
261
Multicultural Issues Concerns
263
Assessment
265
C ASSESSMENT GENERAL
266
XVIII Achievement
271
Behavior and Classroom Management
275
MANAGEMENT PRACTICAL
278
C BEHAVIORCLASSROOM MANAGEMENT GENERAL
282
D MOTIVATION
283
Counseling
285
B COUNSELING PRACTICAL
287
C COUNSELING GENERAL
291
D SELF CONCEPT
292
E SUICIDE
293
Health
295
B EARLY ADOLESCENT AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH PRACTICAL
300
C EARLY ADOLESCENT AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH GENERAL
303
E HEALTH EDUCATION PRACTICAL
306
F HEALTH EDUCATION GENERAL
308
G AIDS
310
H NUTRITIONEATING DISORDERS
312
I PREGNANCY
313
K SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
314
L SEX EDUCATION
317
M SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESEARCH
319
N SUBSTANCE ABUSE PRACTICAL
322
O TOBACCORELATED ISSUES RESEARC
323
P TOBACCORELATED ISSUES PRACTICAL
327
Q TOBACCORELATED ISSUES GENERAL
329
Family and Community
331
B FAMILY ISSUES RESEARCH
332
C FAMILY ISSUES PRACTICAL
334
D FAMILY ISSUES GENERAL
336
E PARENT INVOLVEMENT RESEARCH
337
Middle Level Teacher Preparation Issues
341
B TEACHER EDUCATION RESEARCH
342
C TEACHER EDUCATION PRACTICA
345
D TEACHER EDUCATION GENERAL
346
Middle Level Teacher Inservice and Staff Development
351
DEVELOPMENT PRACTICAL
352
C INSERVICE AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT GENERAL
354
Middle Level Resources
355
B STATE REPORTS
360
C JOURNALS
366
D NEWSLETTERS
372
E BOOK REVIEWS
379
G VIDEOTAPES AND FILMSTRIPS
384
H BIBLIOGRAPHIES
390
Author Index
395
Subject Index
415
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Page xxi - A volatile mismatch exists between the organization and curriculum of middle grade schools and the intellectual and emotional needs of young adolescents.

About the author (1996)

SAMUEL TOTTEN is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he is also the Director of the Center for Middle Level Education, Research, and Development. His publications include Social Issues and Service at the Middle Level (1996).

TONI SILLS-BRIEGEL is Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education at Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield. She has written numerous articles and has coauthored two books on cooperative learning and whole language.

KATHLEEN BARTA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at the University of Arkansas College of Education. Her clinical background is in the care of children.

ANNETTE DIGBY is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Professional Education at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has published two books and has written numerous articles on cooperative learning, middle level education, and university/public school partnerships.

WILLIAM NIELSEN is Regional Coordinator for the Arkansas Statewide Systemic Initiative (a National Foundation Initiative). He has elementary and middle level teaching experience in all disciplines with a diversity of student populations. His most recent teaching experience has been in math methods for elementary preservice and inservice teachers at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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