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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1998

Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching

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Administrators' Perceptions Of Middle School In Two Rural Districts: A Companion To The Taurisano Study, Karen M. Crowe May 1998

Administrators' Perceptions Of Middle School In Two Rural Districts: A Companion To The Taurisano Study, Karen M. Crowe

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify administrators' perceptions of the current practices in their middle school as compared to what they believe a middle school should be doing. The findings of this study were also compared to the Taurisano study, which focuses on teachers' perceptions of the middle school concept.

The subjects involved were 11 administrators from two rural school districts in Western New York. One of the school districts have 28 -middle level teachers, 321 middle level students, and 3 administrators. The other school district involved consists of 42 middle level teachers, 500 middle level students, and ...