Graduate Research Papers


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This was a descriptive study of the use and practices and the desirability of the practices in middle level education as perceived by the teachers and administrators in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in the Pacific Region. It appears from the data that DoDDS-Pacific Region is in the beginning stages of acceptance and implementation of both middle school philosophy and current practices. Support for prominent middle level practices such as interdisciplinary teaming and advisor-advisee programs was marginal. Nowhere was there evidence of a high level of implementation of current middle school practices. Administrators were consistently higher in their perception of the desirability of current effective middle programs and practices than their teacher colleagues. The data would seem to indicate a need in DoDDS-P to initiate efforts to deepen the knowledge basis and understanding of the middle school concept within the region.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Middle School/Junior High School Education

First Advisor

Greg P. Stefanich


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