Lipka, Richard P., John H. Lounsbury, Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr., Gordon F. Vars, Samuel P. Allessi, Jr., and Craig Kridel, The Eight-Year Study Revisited: Lessons from the Past for the Present. Columbus, OH: National Middle School Association, 1998.


Provides excerpts from and commentary on the 5-volume Report of the Eight-Year Study published in 1942; draws lessons for today's schools with special attention to implications for middle school education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Classics of Curriculum Literature, Middle School Curriculum


Printing CIRS:

To print the citation, use CTRL-P for PC or ⌘ P for Mac