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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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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
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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, 1992
Provides an abstract of the book, "Developmentally Appropriate Middle Schools," which examines young adolescents' physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics, and suggests developmentally appropriate educational experiences. The book includes the idea that young adolescents' individual development should be the basis for curricular,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Developmental Continuity, Developmental Psychology
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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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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
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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