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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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Ritz, John M.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2004
This teacher education program experimented with innovative methods for identifying potential technology teacher candidates, and with providing training methods that take advantage of candidate's existing technological expertise and experience. In this article, the authors call attention to the shortage of technology education teachers, provide a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Technology Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage
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Hester, Peggy; Gable, Robert A.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2003
Examines some common behavior problems in middle schools and explores research-based implications for establishing a positive and supportive learning environment. Discusses the emergent role that school personnel play in promoting positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Presents specific proactive strategies for supporting and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Behavior, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment
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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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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