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Author Queen, J. Allen
Title Student Transitions from Middle to High School : Improving Achievement and Creating a Safer Environment
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2002
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Descript 1 online resource (224 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- About the Author -- Queen's Twelve Factors for Successful Transitions -- 1 From Middle School to High School -- Two Different Types of Transitions -- The General Impact of Student Transitions -- The Schools and Transitions -- The Negative Consequences of the Eight-to Ninth-Grade Transitions -- The Impact of the Dropout on the Individual and Society -- Responding to a Rapidly Changing National and Global Society -- Student Concerns During Transitions -- Parental Concerns During Transitions -- 2 The Role of Educators Must Change -- The Role of the Central Office -- The Role of the Principal -- Classroom Teachers as Instructional Leaders -- Classroom Teachers as Agents of Socialization -- Roles of Educators in Transitioning Students to High School -- Teachers Can Provide Direct Assistance -- Strategies Teachers Can Consider Using -- A Successful Transition -- Nine Principles to Abide By -- 3 Improving Transitions for Increased Student Achievement -- More Transitions Equal More Achievement Loss -- Reasons for Achievement Loss During the Transition -- Advice for Parents -- The Relationship of Academic and Social Outcomes -- Effects of Transition Programs -- Specific Research on Student Transition -- Steps and Ideas to Improve Academic Achievement Through a Transition Program -- 4 Examining Exemplar Programs Throughout the United States -- Counseling Centered Programs -- Orientation Programs -- Programs for Special Student Populations -- Systemic Change -- 5 Developing an Effective Transitional Plan for the Local School System -- IMPACT: Introducing Model Power for Achievement in Constructed Transitions -- 6 Defining the Problem -- Societal Costs of School Violence -- Societal Factors Resulting in Violent Students and Victims
School Efforts in the Prevention of School Violence -- 7 Reducing Teacher, Student, and Parent Fears -- Transition to High School -- Peer Support Program -- Parent Involvement -- Training -- 8 Responsibility and Civility -- Positive Effects of Teaching Responsibility and Civility -- Consequences of Excluding Responsibility and Civility Instruction -- Strategies for Teaching Responsibility and Civility -- Programs and Models Promoting Responsibility and Civility -- School Spirit Activities and Service Projects -- Role of the Principal -- Impact on Student Achievement and Behavior -- Removing the Bully Factor from Transitions -- 9 Ninth-Grade Transitions and Improvements -- Discipline and Transitions -- Violence Prevention Programs -- 10 Examining Exemplar Programs -- 11 Developing and Effective Transitional Plan for the Local School System -- 12 Games and Activities for Students -- 13 Games and Activities for Teachers and Staff Development -- Appendix A Queen's Twelve Factors for Successful Transitions -- Appendix B Surveys, Tips, and Related Resources -- References
This book shows administrators and teachers what they can do to make their students' ninth grade experience a successful one. Practical and research-based, this book showcases strategies to help you reduce your dropout rate, enhance student achievement, and provide a safe environment for your ninth grade students
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Queen, J. Allen Student Transitions from Middle to High School : Improving Achievement and Creating a Safer Environment London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2002 9781930556379
Subject Articulation (Education) -- United States.;Middle school education -- United States.;Education, Secondary -- United States.;Student adjustment -- United States
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