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NCJ Number: 119895 Find in a Library
Title: Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century
Corporate Author: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 106
Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
Washington, DC 20036
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9623154-0-0
Sale Source: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
11 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Middle grade schools are potentially society's most powerful force to recapture millions of youth adrift and to help every young person thrive during early adolescence.
Abstract: However, all too often a volatile mismatch exists between the organization and curriculum of middle grade schools and the intellectual and emotional needs of young adolescents. Recommendations to improve the educational experiences of all middle grade students include creating small communities for learning; teaching a core academic program; empowering teachers and administrators to make decisions about the experiences of their students; and improving academic performance through fostering the health and fitness of students. Also recommended were staffing middle grade schools with teachers who are expert at teaching young adolescents, reengaging families in the education of young adolescents, and connecting schools with communities. 79 endnotes, appendix.
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational services
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Educational levels; Educational requirements
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