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dc.contributor.authorMain, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorBryer, Fionaen_US
dc.contributor.editorDonna Pendegast & Nan Bahren_US
dc.description.abstractThe research so far done on middle schooling has revealed poor technical implementation of middle school practices and poor conceptual understanding of the vision of middle schooling responsiveness to the developmentally appropriate learning of Years 6-9 students. Poor implementation has contributed to the weak, negative, and confusing evidence, which has, in turn, contributed to the reactive blaming of middle schooling for the failure of robust organisations to emerge from the reform process and for the unconvincing data that has been reported from various trials. Analysis of educational research and its role in school reforms helps to explain some of the difficulties encountered by middle school proponents in implementing their vision. Future research efforts need to be focused on the implementation process, the barriers to and facilitators of successful reform, and the way to advance the interests of Year 6-9 students as the priority for implementing middle school practices. Australian researchers need to address ways to bridge the gap between the conceptual vision of a developmentally targeted education programming for Years 6-9 students and the everyday complexities of education for participants in this reform.en_US
dc.publisherAllen & Unwinen_US
dc.publisher.placeCrows Nest, NSWen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleTeaching middle years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessmenten_US
dc.titleResearching the middle yearsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving is not yet supported by this publisher. Please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author(s) for more information.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorMain, Katherine M.
gro.griffith.authorBryer, Fiona K.

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