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The middle years of schooling are increasingly recognised as a crucial stage in students' lives, one that has significant consequences for ongoing educational success. Teaching Middle Years offers a systematic overview of the philosophy, principles and issues in middle schooling. It includes contributions from academics and school-based practitioners on intellectual and emotional development in early adolescence, pedagogy, curriculum and assessment of middle years students. This edition is revised to reflect the latest research findings. It includes new chapters on students with diverse needs, school partnerships with families and community, and effective team teaching, and a chapter that brings middle schooling concepts to life by providing real examples of reform in action. Written for teachers, student teachers, education leaders and policy makers, this is a resource for anyone involved in educating young adolescents.
Associate Professor Donna Pendergast is Head, School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Associate Professor Nan Bahr is Assistant Dean, Teaching and Learning, in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology.