Teaching In the Middle School

Paperback | April 11, 2011

byM. Lee Manning, Katherine T. Bucher

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Based on the belief that effective middle school teaching practices must be developmentally responsive, this core text provides an insightful introduction to young adolescents ages 10 to 15, and to the middle school and middle school movement. Coverage balances the practical and the theoretical to provide all of the essential knowledge today's middle school teacher needs concerning the development and characteristics of adolescents; principles, goals, and attributes of the middle school movement; and, organization, curricula, strategies, and concepts of contemporary middle schools. The authors emphasize the diversity of adolescents - in development, culture, gender, and sexual orientation - and the importance that these differences portend for educational experiences and guidance efforts.

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Based on the belief that effective middle school teaching practices must be developmentally responsive, this core text provides an insightful introduction to young adolescents ages 10 to 15, and to the middle school and middle school movement. Coverage balances the practical and the theoretical to provide all of the essential knowledge...

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“This text is instrumental in our learning. This text keeps us from getting "lost" in the adolescence wilderness as we hunt for developmental and culturally responsive ideas and methods of middle level teaching! We are able to stay on track and at the end of the trail find out how much readiness we have developed, collectively, to be d...

Dr. Katherine Toth Bucher   In 2008, Dr. Katherine Toth Bucher retired as professor emerita from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she served as assistant department chair and graduate program director for the elementary, middle school, and library science programs. She...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:April 11, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132487357

ISBN - 13:9780132487351

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Table of Contents

Part I Understanding Middle Schools and Young Adolescents 

Chapter 1: Middle Schools Today–Concepts and Teaching 

Chapter 2: Young Adolescents–Development and Issues 

Chapter 3: Guiding Young Adolescents–Teachers and Counselors 

 

Part II Developing the Curriculum and Organizing the School 

Chapter 4: Middle School Curriculum–Core and Related Domains 

Chapter 5: Middle School Curriculum–Integrated and Exploratory 

 

Part III Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Instruction 

Chapter 6: Planning Instruction–Appropriate and Interdisciplinary 

Chapter 7: Implementing Instruction–Methods and Materials 

Chapter 8: Assessment of Learning–Methods and Issues 

Chapter 9: Managing Young Adolescents and Environments–Strategies and Techniques 

 

Part IV Working with External Communities 

Chapter 10: Parents, Families, and Community Members–Partners   and Resources 

 

Epilogue: Middle Schools of the Future 

 

Glossary 

References 

Name Index 

Subject Index