The Encyclopedia of Middle Level Education

Vincent A. Anfara, Jr., The University of Tennessee
P. Gayle Andrews, The University of Georgia
Steven B. Mertens, University of Illinois

Information Age Publishing

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The Encyclopedia of Middle Level Education is a comprehensive overview of the field.
This publication includes seven anchor essays (5000 words) that will cover the following
topics: the history of the middle school movement; academically excellent curriculum,
instruction, and assessment; developmental responsiveness in relation to young adolescents;
social equity in middle grades schools; teacher and administrator preparation and
professional development; middle school reform models; and future directions in relation
to the movement, practices, and policy. In addition to the anchor essays, the encyclopedia
contains alphabetically organized entries (short entries approximately 500 words; long entries
approximately 2000 words) that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people,
organizations, and seminal publications related to middle level education.