ERIC Number: ED363451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Developmentally Appropriate Middle Level Schools.
Manning, M. Lee
This monograph examines early adolescence as a developmental period and explains the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics of 10- to 14-year-olds. The monograph also discusses how middle schools can provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences. Chapter 1 of the monograph explores early adolescence as a developmental period, and provides examples of efforts to promote adolescent development. In chapter 2, research on physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development is examined, and a developmental portrait of young adolescent learners is provided. Chapter 3 shows how young adolescents' physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development can form the basis for developmentally appropriate curricular and instructional decisions in middle schools. Finally, chapter 4 provides resources for middle school educators, including an annotated bibliography. An appendix provides a checklist to determine middle schools' response to young adolescents' developmental characteristics. Contains over 180 references. (MM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Check Lists, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Physical Development, Preadolescents
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Wheaton, MD.