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ERIC Number: EJ1154024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Implications for Middle Schools from Adolescent Brain Research
Robinson, Rebecca
American Secondary Education, v45 n3 p29-37 Sum 2017
Neuroscience research has discovered that during adolescence the brain establishes stronger connections between brain regions, prunes out unused synapses, and increases activity in the emotional and social centers. This research supports many concepts that have been part of the concept of middle schools for over 50 years, including integrated curriculum and experience with the arts. Further brain-based recommendations for middle schools include service learning, social learning, teaching metacognitive skills, and teaching controversial topics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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