Course Description for Middle School Philosophy/Curriculum
Middle School Philosophy/Curriculum
An introduction to current and emerging trends that are shaping curriculum development and instructional practices in today's middle schools. The course also examines the philosophical underpinnings of the middle school movement and its emphasis on the in-between-ager. Topics include: the development of young adolescents; the middle school movement; the curriculum for learners in the middle grades; effective instruction in the middle grades; classroom management and discipline; interdisciplinary team organizations; the advisory role; evaluation; and grouping. Includes observation/participation in appropriate settings.