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McNassor, Donald – Childhood Education, 1975
A brief analysis of the cognitive, psychic, and social changes characteristic of today's middle-school-aged child. (CS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development, Individual Differences
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Kies, Kathleen M. – Childhood Education, 1971
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Junior High Schools
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Ravn, Birte – Childhood Education, 1998
Discusses and critiques both formal and informal parental involvement in education decision making in Denmark's primary and lower secondary schools. Describes the educational and political trends that have led to an emphasis on decentralized decision making and home-school cooperation in the Danish Education System. Considers a model of joint…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Epstein, Joyce; Salinas, Karen – Childhood Education, 1991
Discusses issues to be considered in efforts to determine whether programs are effective for improving education of all middle school students. Details directions effective programs are taking in mathematics, reading, writing and language arts, thinking skills, science, and social studies. Discusses common components of the programs. (BB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Students
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1989
Offers parents and teachers suggestions on ways to help preadolescents develop positive self-esteem. A case study illustrates students' need for self-esteem. (BB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Feedback, Higher Education
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Richardson, Robert L. K. – Childhood Education, 1985
Proposes that teachers of young adolescents discover and meet the needs that direct individual students' behaviors in the classroom by applying Maslow's theory of need-satisfaction. Discusses adolescents' responses to different needs, effective teaching responses, and positive aspects of adolescent descriptors. Gives examples of four students who…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Childhood Needs, Educational Improvement
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Jenkins, Gladys Gardner – Childhood Education, 1981
Points out characteristics of young adolescents, including mood swings, concern with self, and reliance on peers as a reference group. For English translation, see EJ 242 849. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Experience, Individual Characteristics, Junior High School Students
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Jenkins, Gladys Gardner – Childhood Education, 1981
Points out characteristics of young adolescents, including mood swings, concern with self, and reliance on peers as a reference group. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Experience, Individual Characteristics, Junior High School Students
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Jones, Robert S.; McEwin, C. Kenneth – Childhood Education, 1980
Advocates planning environments that respond to the behavioral needs and learning styles of children in the early adolescent stage in order to make easier their transition from primary to middle school. (CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Style, Environmental Influences, Junior High Schools
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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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Theriot, Rosemary; Bruce, Becky – Childhood Education, 1988
Looks at issues surrounding teenage pregnancy and describes different school-based approaches to sex education. Stresses that parental involvement is critical to the success of any effective program for reducing teenage pregnancy. (RWB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Females, Grade 6