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Middle school teachers -- Training of -- Oregon

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A Study Of Special Preparation And Training Needs Of Middle School Teachers, Marilyn Seger Jan 1995

A Study Of Special Preparation And Training Needs Of Middle School Teachers, Marilyn Seger

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The concept of middle level schooling has existed in the United States since the early 1900s. During the early 1960s, middle level schools were organized to meet the unique developmental needs of early adolescents. Yet, special training, preparation and/or certification for aspiring teachers who wish to work at this level are not available in the majority of states. Many state licensing agencies provide either elementary or secondary certification, which historically was believed to be adequate for middle level teaching. This study investigates the special preparation and training needs of middle level teachers as perceived by teachers and administrators in ...