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National Middle School Association

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Works: 194 works in 282 publications in 1 language and 11,110 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Other, Author
Classifications: L11, 373.236
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Most widely held works about National Middle School Association
 
Most widely held works by National Middle School Association
Middle school journal( )

in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RMLE online : research in middle level education( )

in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishes research syntheses, integrative reviews & interpretations of research literature, case studies, action-research & data-based qualitative & quantitative studies
Middle ground : the magazine of middle education( )

in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamite in the classroom : a how-to handbook for teachers by Sandra Schurr( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What current research says to the middle level practitioner by Judith L Irvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides recent research findings on important topics related to the still-expanding middle school movement. They are divided into seven parts, addressing teaching/learning, curriculum, teacher education, social context, organization, leaderships, and issues and future directions. Following an introduction to middle level education research, by Irvin and Hough, the chapters are: (1) "Young Adolescent Development" (Eccles and Wigfield); (2) "Enhancing Self-Concept/Self-Esteem in Young Adolescents" (Lipka); (3) "Motivation and Middle School Students" (Anderman and Midgley); (4) "The Effects of Interdisciplinary Teaming on Teachers and Students" (Arhar); (5) "Teaching with Time on Your Side: Developing Long-Term Relationships in Schools" (McLaughlin and Doda); (6)"Middle Level Discipline and Young Adolescents: Making the Connection" (Bennett); (7) "Ability Grouping: Issues of Equity and Effectiveness" (Mills); (8) "Differing Perspectives, Common Ground: The Middle School and Gifted Education Relationship" (Rosselli); (9) "Inclusion" (Hines and Johnston); (10) "a Multifaceted Approach to Teaching Limited Proficiency Students" (VanNess and Platt); (11) "Assessment" (Stowell and McDaniel); (12) "Middle Level Competitive Sports Programs" (Swaim and McEwin); (13) "Middle Level Curriculum's Serendipitous History" (Toepfer); (14) "Effects of Integrative Curriculum and Instruction" (Vars); (15) "Curriculum for Whom?" (Brazee); (16) "Curriculum for What? The Search for Curriculum Purposes for Middle Level Students" (Beane); (17) "Current Issues and Research in Middle Level Curriculum: On Conversations, Semantics, and Roots" (Powell and Faircloth); (18) "Middle Level Teacher Preparation and Licensure" (McEwin and Dickinson); (19) "Multicultural Issues in Middle Level Teacher Education" (Hart); (20) "Improving Urban Schools: Developing the Talents of Students Placed at Risk" (Mac Iver and Plank); (21) "Service Learning and Young Adolescent Development: a Good Fit" (Schine); (22) "Home-School Partnerships: a Critical Link" (Brough); (23) "Organizational Trends and Practices in Middle Level Schools" (Valentine and Whitaker); (24) "a Bona Fide Middle School: Programs, Policy, Practice, and Grade Span Configurations" (Hough); (25) "Components of Effective Teams" (Trimble); (26) "Transition into and out of Middle School" (Mizelle and Mullins); (27) "Collaboration and Teacher Empowerment: Implications for School Leaders" (Clark and Clark); (28) "Women in Leadership Roles" (Clark and Clark); (29) "The Middle Level Principalship" (Valentine, Trimble, and Whitaker); and (30) "Setting a Research Agenda" (Hough and Irvin). Each chapter contains references. (Hth)
The team process : a handbook for teachers by Elliot Y Merenbloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives : middle school education, 1964-1984 by John H., Ed Lounsbury( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays provides extensive background information and varied views on the history, philosophy, and curriculum of the middle school as a movement or as an educational design for pre- and early adolescents. After a brief prologue by editor John H. Lounsbury, 14 essays by separate authors are presented: "The Junior High School: Successes and Failures" by George E. Melton; "The Middle School Emerges and Flourishes" by William M. Alexander; "The Nature of Transescents" by Donald H. Eichhorn; "The Functions of Middle Level Schools" by Gordon F. Vars; "Middle School Instructional Organization: An Emerging Consensus" by Paul S. George; "Balance in the Middle School Curriculum" by Mary F. Compton; "Selecting Appropriate Instructional Strategies" by Alfred A. Arth; "The Generics of Middle School Teaching" by Nancy Doda; "Administering a Middle School" by Elliot Y. Merenbloom; "Preparing Teachers for the Middle School" by C. Kenneth McEwin; "Staff Development and In-Service Education" by Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr.; "A Synthesis of Research Findings on Middle Level Education" by J. Howard Johnston; and "The Development of the National Middle School Association" by Winston Pickett. An epilogue follows, also by the editor, entitled "Unfinished Business: An Agenda for the Next Decade." Appended are a list of the presidents of the National Middle School Association (nmsa), a directory of the authors in this volume, and a list of nmsa publications.(TE)
Positive discipline : a pocketful of ideas by William Watson Purkey( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary teaching : why & how by Gordon F Vars( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young adolescent development and school practices : promoting harmony by John Van Hoose( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developmentally responsive middle level schools : a position paper of National Middle School Association by National Middle School Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of teaching and learning : eighty exemplary middle level projects( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adviser-advisee programs : why, what and how by Michael James( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph provides rationale, examples, and specific guidelines for initiating advisor-advisee programs in the middle school. Part 1 discusses why affective education is needed in the middle school, and promotes the need for qualitative properties of education to exist along side the quantitative. Part 2 describes six on-going programs of affective education: (1) Patapsco Middle School, Howard County, Maryland; (2) Broomfield Heights Middle School, Arvada, Colorado; (3) Shoreham-Wading River Middle School, Shoreham, New York; (4) Tapp Middle School, Powder Springs, Georgia; (5) Landon Middle School, Topeka, Kansas; and (6) Putnam County Middle School, Winfield, West Virginia. Each program described was locally developed as an expression of felt needs, and demonstrates an effective way that middle schools can implement specific curricular programs for developing the affective side of a school's responsibility. Part 3 addresses specific questions that may arise when planning and implementing an advisor-advisee program. The questions are divided according to program issues, advisor issues, and advisee issues. Guidelines are provided for successful initiation, expansion, or interfacing of an advisor-advisee program with other middle school program options. A list of 128 resources is also included. (Lll)
When the kids come first : enhancing self esteem by James A Beane( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph promotes the enhancement of self-esteem as a basic responsibility of middle level schools. Chapter 1 makes a case for the importance of self-perception, and describes a rationale specifically focused on early adolescents that is based on history, contemporary issues, and research. Chapter 2 analyzes changes in the adolescent's self-perception. Unpredictable changes in the intellectual, feeling, and physical domains mandate the adolescent to undertake a re-thinking of self-perceptions in all dimensions at this age. Chapter 3 looks at the structures which define and regulate day-to-day life in the school. These institutional features include such things as climate, decision-making processes, rules and regulations, reward and punishment systems, grouping, relations with the outside world, and morale. It is noted that the way in which these features are planned or carried out may contribute to positive self-perceptions or they may debilitate self-worth. Chapter 4 considers two phases of planning to enhance self-perceptions. One involves ideas for various components in teaching and learning situations. The other is a brief description of premium teaching procedures and programs. Appendices include an illustrative unit, issues from the perspective of seventh graders, and self-assessment checklists. (53 references) (lll)
This we believe : successful schools for young adolescents : a position paper of the National Middle School Association by National Middle School Association( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This we believe by National Middle School Association( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential elements of middle school education are defined in this position paper. After a brief introduction, the pamphlet describes middle schools' rationale, which is based on the uniqueness of "transescence," the period from age 10 to 14 when children are making the transition from childhood to full adolescence. The major physical, social, emotional, social-emotional, and intellectual characteristics of transescent youth are listed. Next the authors enumerate 10 essential elements of a "true" middle school, including educators knowledgeable about and committed to transescents, a balanced curriculum based on transescent needs, a range of organizational arrangements, varied instructional strategies, a full exploratory program, comprehensive advising and counseling, continuous progress for students, evaluation procedures compatible with transescent needs, cooperative planning, and a positive school climate. A brief statement in the pamphlet's final section summarizes the paper. (Rw)
Watershed : a successful voyage into integrative learning by Mark Springer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes some units that teachers can use in class
The team process in the middle school : a handbook for teachers by Elliot Y Merenbloom( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating family/school partnerships by Barry Rutherford( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume, commissioned by rmc Research Corporation for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, were adapted to reflect the input of participants at a national conference in Washington, dc in June 1992 on middle grades parent and community involvement. Part I reviews the literature in five chapters that focus on the context of parent and community involvement programs, their development, and their impact. The synthesis of literature reveals that parents can be the primary resource in the education of their children, and that parents and community members can be resources for education in school settings and in other programs. Part ii includes five commissioned papers: (1) "Comprehensive Districtwide Reforms in Parent and Community Involvement Programs" (Nancy Fehl Chavkin); (2) "School Restructuring To Facilitate Parent and Community Involvement in the Middle Grades" (Janet Chrispeels); (3) "School and Family Partnerships in the Middle Grades" (Joyce L. Epstein and Lori Connors); (4) "Activities in the Home that Support School Learning in the Middle Grades" (Diane Scott-Jones); and (5) "Bringing Schools and Communities Together in Preparation for the 21st Century" (Patrick M. Shields). An appendix contains an annotated bibliography of 44 sources. Individual papers contain references. (Sld)
Growing pains : the making of America's middle school teachers by Peter Scales( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reports on a survey of middle level teacher preparation, based on the 1992 "Windows of Opportunity" study and on a modified Delphi process which identified a pool comprised of members of the Center for Early Adolescence and others. These educators were asked to rate the 33 recommendations from the "Windows of Opportunity" study for strengthening middle grades teacher preparation. The study focused on states that had "authentic" middle level teaching certificates and a relatively large number of middle level teacher preparation programs that were major specializations. A total of 2,139 middle school teachers in Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia responded to the survey. Slightly more than half of the teachers had some kind of special preparation for teaching young adolescents, but the majority received it in graduate programs. More than 40 percent of teachers did not have coursework on how to teach young adolescents, more than half did not have coursework on the curriculum and organization of the middle school, and nearly 60 percent did not have field work or student teaching in the middle grades. Teachers who had more of seven identified coursework and field experience components in their professional preparation rated the quality of their preparation more favorably than did teachers with fewer of these components. Ten recommendations for middle grades teacher education are offered. Appendixes contain the survey questionnaire and a list of advisory panel members. (Contains 44 references.) (Jdd)
 
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What current research says to the middle level practitioner
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controlled identityAssociation for Middle Level Education

controlled identityMidwest Middle School Association

AMLE

Middle School Association

National Middle School Association

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Developmentally responsive middle level schools : a position paper of National Middle School AssociationThis we believe : successful schools for young adolescents : a position paper of the National Middle School AssociationThis we believe