Publication Date: November 17, 2000
Carnegie Corporation's landmark 1989 report, Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century, focused national attention on the long-neglected needs of adolescent youth. In the following decade, hundreds of middle grades schools implemented Turning Points principles and many others adopted similar and complementary measures. Based on these experiences, Turning Points 2000 refines the ideas contained in the original report by blending the wisdom of both the latest research and the best practice.
This seminal volume, written by the principal author of the original report (Anthony W. Jackson) along with one of the main leaders in implementing its principles (Gayle A. Davis):
Anthony W. Jackson is a director of the Disney Learning Partnership and former program officer at Carnegie Corporation. Gayle A. Davis, former national director of Carnegie's Middle Grade School State Policy Initiative, is a faculty research associate at the University of Maryland at College Park.
" If (the authors’) deep understanding of what's needed and what works for adolescents were shared by every policy maker and educator, we would indeed see a major transformation in the education of our young. This book is a must-read for everyone who works with children and youth. For that matter, it's essential for everyone who cares about the health of our young people and our society...."
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University
"Turning Points 2000 provides a perfect blend of practical guidance and grand vision, looking with hope toward a day when the developmental needs of all children are met. The authors skillfully bridge the gap between research and practice as they share strategies for families, communities, and institutions to collaboratively prepare adolescents for life success."
—Dr. James P. Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry,Yale Child Study Center