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Wall, Amanda; Leckie, Alisa – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2017
Curriculum integration is a tenet of middle level education. "This We Believe," the position paper of the Association for Middle Level Education, advocates for curriculum that is exploratory, relevant, integrative, and meaningful for young adolescents. Teachers can integrate curriculum across content areas by anchoring units of study in…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Middle Schools, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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Kahn, Brian – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2017
One of the major challenges facing middle level social studies teachers is to help young adolescents understand the relevance of the past in the present day. As middle level learners are primed to develop their cognitive abilities and to view people and events from the past from multiple perspectives, it is imperative that teachers go beyond the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Ruppert, Nancy; Adcock, Lee T.; Crave, Jared – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2017
Using five themes associated with a diversity intensive undergraduate course, preservice teachers in an upper level introduction to middle grade course described their knowledge of cultural competence using digital storytelling as the tool. Findings suggest digital storytelling provides a tool to explore and describe how cultural competence is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle Schools, Cultural Awareness, Story Telling
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Farber, Katherine A. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2017
Does service learning impact the personal growth of middle grades students in grades 4-8? If so, in what ways? A review of the literature indicates that it does, in terms of the development of empathy, responsibility, civic engagement, and self-efficacy. In addition, findings include growth in students' communication with parents and teachers. In…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Individual Development, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Walker, Juan; Langan, Elise – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2016
The process of teaching world religions is fraught with dispositional and pedagogical concerns for pre-service teachers. To address these issues, middle grades pre-service teachers were asked to integrate an inquiry-based approach while considering their own histlexia, which we define as an inability to articulate positions. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies, Religion Studies
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Leckie, Alisa; Wall, Amanda – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2016
This study explored how pre-service teachers integrated literacy in middle level social studies. This study was conducted in the context of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their focus on disciplinary literacy, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards and their focus on rich clinical experiences, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Literacy Education
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Hilton, Jason T. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2016
As social and academic forces begin to collide for young adolescents at the beginning of the middle level experience, students experience an unfortunate drop in their creativity. Appropriately trained middle level teachers have the potential to lessen this problem through the use of carefully selected open-ended learning activities that increase…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Creativity
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Williams, Dawn Michelle – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the implementation level of best practice strategies for middle level education in the state of Texas described by This We Believe (AMLE, 2010) and to determine the relationship of those practices with the schools' academic achievement in math and reading. A survey was distributed to principals of all…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Best Practices, Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies
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Ziegenfus, Robert G.; Smith, Michael – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2015
This article will discuss two teacher training functions: One function is to give the teacher candidates practice in evaluating currently available mathematics websites used in grades K-8 for mathematics instruction. The second function is the evaluation of data by teaching candidates of 13 commonly used math sites by middle and elementary…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Armstrong, Abbigail J. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2015
This article describes original research to determine reasons graduate students do not complete requirements for a Master's (M.Ed.) in Middle Level Education degree at the Southeastern University. Since the program's initial cohort the graduation rate has decreased. Program faculty was concerned about the increasing difference between the number…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Academic Persistence, Teacher Education
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Edwards, Susan; Kemp, Andrew T.; Page, C. Steven – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
This quantitative study examined the beliefs of middle grades education faculty from universities across the United States about the purpose of education. The results of a survey of 144 respondents who identified themselves as university faculty that taught middle level courses as a specialty will be discussed. The survey included 23 statements,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ziegenfuss, Robert G.; Odhiambo, Eucabeth; Keyes, Christopher – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
To attain the most academic success among adolescent English Language Learners (ELL), the efforts of all the people associated with them must be combined along with multiple resources. Integration of curriculum content, instructional strategies, assessment, cultural responsiveness, and community resources are all critical components of success.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Adolescent Development, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Hurd, Ellis – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
Teaching institutions with middle grades-specific teacher preparation programs remain a cornerstone for improving the condition of the nation's middle schools. Yet such programs scarcely exist as the heartbeat of excellence for middle grades schools or for preservice teachers seeking middle grades licensure (Jackson & Davis, 2000). Moreover,…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Education Programs, Middle School Teachers, Communities of Practice
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Tarlow, Lynn D. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
This study documents the change in teaching practices of a group of mathematics teachers in urban middle schools as they participated in a program of professional development to promote standards-based learning environments. The teachers made a shift in their classroom practice from a traditional, didactic lecture approach towards a role of…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Parkison, Paul T. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
Utilizing a participant observer research model, a case study of the efficacy of a collaborative assessment methodology within a middle school social studies class was conducted. A review of existing research revealed that students' perceptions of assessment, evaluation, and accountability influence their intrinsic motivation to learn. A…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Case Studies, Participant Observation, Research Methodology
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