… transition from a centralized classroom structure to a more departmentalized one.
New York curriculum for middle school students is to include instruction in not just basic skills such as math/science/literature but also instruction in: family-life education, home and career skills, language arts, library skills, music, second language and technology (Regents, 2002).
The goal of New York middle school reform and curriculum it ultimately to expand middle school students ability to relate to real life issues. Ultimately, the strength in their program lies in the inherent goals and objectives to help students acquire the skills and abilities necessary …
… come changing needs, and ultimately it is likely that more middle schools will be reforming their curriculum to address the concerns that New York schools are addressing. The increasing changing face of society demands much the same of the nations children.
Wake County Public Schools/Middle School Curriculum/Raleigh, NC/ http://www.myschoolonline.com/site/0,1876,31679-750-33-1773,00.html
New York State Education
Regents Policy Statement: Middle-level Education and Schools with Middle-level Grades