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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2002
Revisits the middle-level school movement. Provides an overview of young adolescents' development, offers representative examples of developmentally appropriate practices, and looks at progress educators have made as well challenges encountered. Emphasizes the importance of understanding physical, pychosocial, and cognitive development in young…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design
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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1997
Presents an interview with Dr. John H. Lounsbury, Dean Emeritus at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, and publications editor for the National Middle School Association. Issues discussed include changes in young adolescents' education; the influence of societal changes, educational reform, and technological development in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1992
Provides an abstract of the book, "Developmentally Appropriate Middle Schools," which examines young adolescents' physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics, and suggests developmentally appropriate educational experiences. The book includes the idea that young adolescents' individual development should be the basis for curricular,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Developmental Continuity, Developmental Psychology
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Manning, M. Lee; And Others – Childhood Education, 1995
Considers addressing problems of urban schools by basing educational practices on effective schools literature and accepted middle school concepts. Recommends ways to improve inner-city schools which include teaching educators to understand urban learners, teaching higher-order and critical thinking skills, pairing adult mentors with learners, and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Mentors
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Manning, M. Lee; Allen, Michael G. – Childhood Education, 1987
Describes the changing social characteristics of early adolescence; provides research finding implications of the effects these changes have on the school climate and academic acheivement and offers suggestions to middle school educators who interact daily with early adolescents. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Intermediate Grades
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Gable, Robert A.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1997
Examines teacher collaboration, collaborative arrangements, and the tools necessary for successful collaboration, as they relate to school reform. Suggests that teachers in all grade levels and disciplines need to work cooperatively with colleagues and representatives from other professional disciplines to address the public's demands for…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation
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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2000
Details position of the Association for Childhood Education International regarding best practice for child-centered middle schools. Makes recommendations regarding curriculum, instructional practices and learning environment, guidance and counseling, textbooks and materials, teacher qualifications, and administrative and community support. (KB)
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Manning, M. Lee; Bucher, Katherine T. – Childhood Education, 2000
Maintains that the most effective middle school educators focus on both learners and subject matter. Examines the subject-centered middle school patterned after junior high school models, the learner-centered middle school emerging in the 1960s, and the either-or dilemma. Asserts that adopting both perspectives holds the best potential for…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Models
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Manning, M. Lee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1998
Introduces this theme issue on middle childhood and early adolescence. Notes the importance of the 9- to 14-year-old developmental period and the need for research into these years. Suggests several research areas that need to be explored. (LPP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Developmental Stages, Early Adolescents, Preadolescents