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National Middle School Association

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Works: 193 works in 280 publications in 1 language and 11,094 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 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RMLE online : research in middle level education( )

in English and held by 651 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 377 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 282 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 267 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)
Perspectives : middle school education, 1964-1984 by John H., Ed Lounsbury( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 251 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)
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

Positive discipline : a pocketful of ideas by William Watson Purkey( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 249 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 231 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 228 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 208 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 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 165 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 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 143 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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Alternative Names

controlled identityAssociation for Middle Level Education

controlled identityMidwest Middle School Association

AMLE

Middle School Association

National Middle School Association

NMSA

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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