Anfara, Vincent A., Jr., and Leonard Waks, "Resolving the Tension Between Academic Rigor and Developmental Appropriateness: Part I," Middle School Journal, 32(November, 2000), 46-51.*


Demonstates that there need not be a dualism between developmentally appropriate curriculum and subject-centered academic knowledge; Part II [MSJ, 32(January,2001), 25-30] describes the difference between adult patterns of academic knowledge and youth's knowledge-in-use; implications are drawn for middle school education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and the Disciplines, Middle School Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Psychology and Curriculum, Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization


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