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Bucher, Katherine T.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2007
Although some music lyrics and television content may indicate an overall easing of censorship in U.S. society, authors, educators, young people, and all other individuals who value free access to information continue to face the threat of censorship from people who try to impose their value systems on others. While censorship can affect any type…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information, Adolescents, Censorship
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Bucher, Katherine T.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2002
Examines the work of several theorists who laid the groundwork for contemporary classroom management in an effort to provide educators with effective ways to encourage and teach appropriate student behavior. Notes that theoretical contributions of B.F. Skinner, Fritz Redl, William Wattenberg, William Glasser, and Thomas Gordon all have relevance…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline
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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