Junior high to middle school transition : a portrait of one setting's metamorphosis

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lisa Louise Zimmerman Schnuit (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: Extensive research has supported advantages of the unique components of the increasingly popular middle school concept. As a result, more and more middle schools have been created to provide a transitional link between elementary and high schools. This study addresses the problem surrounding the theory to practice gap facing former junior high school faculties asked to implement these middle school concepts in the classroom. The significance of this study is that it examines the opposing pressures of change and conservation during the early stages of metamorphosis (stages described by the Sarason framework) as the Charles Erwin School setting transforms from junior high to middle school. The focus of the study centers on the curriculum workers, mainly the teachers at the setting.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Middle schools $x Curricula
Middle school teachers $x Attitudes
Middle school students $x Attitudes

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