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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; Lucking, Robert – Childhood Education, 1990
Briefly reviews research on ability grouping and points out effects of such grouping on student achievement, self-concepts, and attitudes. Suggests ways in which educators can make significant differences with learners by implementing effective organizational practices as alternatives to ability grouping. (BB)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education
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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