This book provides middle level teachers and administrators with a rich resource on restructuring schools to help young adolescents achieve intellectual, social, and emotional success. It is a comprehensive volume that describes the leadership knowledge bases, skills, processes, and attitudes necessary for successful middle level school restructuring. Major themes in the book include: trends and issues in middle level schools; characteristics of young adolescents; middle level curriculum; instruction and assessment; successful middle level school programs; leadership skills and collaborative decision-making; school restructuring; staff development; program evaluation; and maintaining a climate for change.
Sally N. Clark is Senior Lecturer and Donald C. Clark is Professor in the Department of Teaching and Teacher Education at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
"This book should be in the hands of every middle level principal in the United States!" — Thomas O. Erb, The University of Kansas, Lawrence