Investigating the Impact of Current Middle School Transition Program Activities: Administrator and Teacher Perspectives

Alicia Renee Justice, Tennessee State University

Abstract

Middle school transition is characterized by the movement of a student from primary school to secondary school. Change, in and of itself, is difficult, and middle school transition is one life change that is challenging and cannot be avoided. This transition signifies the crucial time period when a student moves from childhood into adolescence. In order to ease this transition for students, some schools have implemented a transition class or program to support children as they enter middle school. This dissertation examines one public K-8 school’s transition class entitled EMPOWER, which aims to support students during transition. This study provides insight into the academic achievement of students enrolled in the transition class compared to their academic peers. The researcher also utilizes perspectives from the teachers and administrators involved in the development of the middle school transition program, to examine the activities and what activities should be considered for the future of the program.^

Subject Area

Educational leadership

Recommended Citation

Alicia Renee Justice, "Investigating the Impact of Current Middle School Transition Program Activities: Administrator and Teacher Perspectives" (2017). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10641091.
https://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10641091

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