Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The early adolescent years, from 10-14, are a period of immense social, emotional, and physical change. Middle level educators, therefore, believe that schools must adjust and provide a different structure for these early adolescents. This belief manifests itself in the middle school concept, and this concept has grown into an organized movement as traditional junior high schools transform into middle schools. In fact, George (1988) reports that in the United States more than half of the school systems are currently following the middle school concept by adopting an appropriate middle school program.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1992 Sara J. Youngkin
Youngkin, Sara J., "A search for common beliefs and goals: Homogeneous grouping of the intellectually gifted in the middle school" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 3587.