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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; 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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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