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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2000
Discusses ways middle school educators can promote harmony among young adolescents and within the community by providing multicultural educational experiences that address three developmental characteristics: forming cultural identities; establishing close friendships with and positive opinions of others; and developing a sense of justice and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Cultural Awareness, Early Adolescents
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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, 1998
This literature review pays particular attention to research that: (1) focuses on gender differences in mathematics and science achievement; and (2) offers implications for middle school educators addressing young adolescents' gender-specific needs. The review offers a list of recommendations for middle school educators based on the research. (EV)
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement
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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