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Kennedy-Lewis, Brianna L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
Urban middle school students of color are disproportionately subjected to exclusionary discipline, reflecting a discipline gap between White students and students of color. The discipline gap results in negative outcomes similar to those caused by the academic achievement gap. Although the discipline gap occurs at all levels of schooling, it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Discipline, Urban Schools, Student Experience
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Strickland, Martha – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2012
As the number of immigrant students increases in U.S. classrooms, so have the challenges teachers encounter as they seek to be culturally responsive. Framed by multicultural education and sociocultural theory, this qualitative study explored how 8 fifth-grade, newly arrived immigrant students ("newcomers") from 6 different countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Grade 5, World Views
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Tosa, Sachiko – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
This study examined similarities and differences in how U.S. and Japanese middle-school science teachers teach science through inquiry. Classroom practices were examined through observations in the United States (N = 9) and Japan (N = 14). The observational data were coded and quantified based on the rubric that incorporated 2 dimensions: student…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Multivariate Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Kwame-Ross, Terrance; Crawford, Linda; Klug, Erin – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2011
This article describes the theoretical and conceptual framework upon which the Developmental Designs (DD) approach is based and four fundamental human needs especially compelling for adolescents. These are used as the foreground to explain and contextualize the Developmental Designs' 10 classroom practices and professional development…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Workshops