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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; 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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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