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Responses to Change in the Middle Schools

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter six explores the ways that middle schools teachers adjusted their behavior to fit reform guidelines. Middle school employees continued to shape decisions to fit practices that had proven, ... More


Full-Service Community Schools

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter takes a closer look at one of the types of programs featured in this book — the full-service community schools. It turns to school reform programs and to efforts to deal specifically ... More


Detecting, Classifying, and Remediating: Children’s Explicit and Implicit Misconceptions about Experimental Design

Stephanie A. Siler and David Klahr

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Students come to science classes with preconceptions about the natural world and ways to explore that world to learn more about it. Students' prior beliefs may distort their understanding of how to ... More


Screening Substance Use/Abuse of Middle and High School Students

Lori K. Holleran and Soyon Jung

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Adolescent substance use has been a major concern in this country. According to the Monitoring the Future study conducted by the University of Michigan and supported by the National Institute on Drug ... More


Visits to Five Outstanding Safe Passage Programs

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter looks for exemplary programs that concentrate on teenagers. It looks at evidence that the programs have assured Safe Passage by promoting educational outcomes, preventing new ... More


Race and Class Matters

Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins

in Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134895
eISBN:
9780226135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135083.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

In this chapter we focus more directly on individualized and felt treatment of low-income Black students in a context in which difference manifests itself in the school's environment in particular ... More


Designing an Innovative Online Course in Language Teaching Methodology for Middle School Teachers of English in China: Encouraging Learner and Teacher Autonomy Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair and Chen Zehang

Ian McGrath, Barbara Sinclair, and Chen Zehang

in e-Learning Initiatives in China: Pedagogy, Policy and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098671
eISBN:
9789882206861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the design of innovative online courses in language teaching methodology for middle school teachers of English in China that would encourage learner and teacher autonomy. It ... More


Epilogue

Mara Casey Tieken

in Why Rural Schools Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618487
eISBN:
9781469618500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0010
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter concludes this book's research conducted in Delight and Earle, Arkansas. In 2010, the school in Delight was consolidated with Murfreesboro High, while only two of the schools in Earle ... More


Alternative Explanations

Jessica McCrory Calarco

in Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190634438
eISBN:
9780190634476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634438.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 answers a number of lingering questions about the processes that generate inequalities in schools. Drawing both on data from the current study and on an analysis of prior research, this ... More


Chapter 2

Frances Wong

in China Bound and Unbound: History in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091719
eISBN:
9789882206700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091719.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1941, the Japanese Army newspaper reported the Pearl Harbour attack. The Japanese made propaganda of this incident, exaggerating it to show the invincible might of their military. The news came as ... More


Recruiting Middle School Girls into IT: Data on Girls’ Perceptions and Experiences from a Mixed-Demographic Group

Lecia J. Barker, Eric Snow, Kathy Garvin-Doxas, and Tim Weston

in Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter presents the results of a survey administered to a large and mixed-demographic group of middle school girls in an attempt to better understand what interests them with respect to ... More


The Junior Theatre Festival and Broadway Junior

Stacy Wolf

in Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190639525
eISBN:
9780190639563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639525.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Since 2003, more than four thousand middle school–aged children and their teachers and directors have gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, each January during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to celebrate ... More


The 9th-Grade Experience

Howard M. Blonsky

in The Dropout Prevention Specialist Workbook: A How-To Guide for Building Skills and Competence in Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190090845
eISBN:
9780190090876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090845.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

The ninth grade is the grade when the greatest majority of students start to fall behind and eventually drop out of school. This chapter looks at some of the reasons for this crisis in education and ... More


The Eastern Chinese City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0036
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a tour in the Eastern Chinese City. It begins by going to Dragon Pool Park in the southeast corner of the former Eastern Chinese city. Here, there is a beautifully landscaped park ... More


Home No More

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Abdul Hadi Isma'il talks about his experience during the Iraq war. Abdul Hadi Isma'il was a principal at a middle school in a poor area of northern Baghdad during the time of the ... More


Hawks and doves within the British government in handling the disturbances

Gary Ka-wai Cheung

in Hong Kong's Watershed: The 1967 Riots

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090897
eISBN:
9789882207011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090897.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the subtle differences in the approach implemented by the Hong Kong government and that implemented by London and British diplomats in Beijing. While an aggressive and ... More


“From Cotton—to Communism—to Segregation!”: The Senator's Rise to Power

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Ruleville Middle School, which once sat in the heart of white Ruleville, a school where the Eastland children and their white friends studied and socialized. Safely ensconced ... More


Student Days

Donald Keene

in The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164887
eISBN:
9780231535311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164887.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Masaoka Shiki’s early education. In elementary school Shiki had joined with friends to publish a literary magazine that circulated in the school. His contributions were not ... More


Learning: The White Horse Lake Group

Charles A. Laughlin

in The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831257
eISBN:
9780824869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831257.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the White Horse Lake group of writers and examines how they redefined the student’s relationship to the cultural legacy and other educational content by placing special ... More


Facilitating Composition in Instrumental Settings

Alexander P. Koops

in Composing our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199832286
eISBN:
9780199979806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832286.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents guidelines and suggestions for including composition activities in instrumental music methods classes and for encouraging pre-service teachers to include composing in their ... More


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