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Huss, John A. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
An often-overlooked component of a middle school website is the necessity for that website to be accessible to those with disabilities, while following the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act. In support of the belief that support the belief that inclusive education and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Compliance (Legal), Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation
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Lewis, Rebecca K.; Sembiante, Sabrina F. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
In this essay, our purposes are to inspire particular avenues of future research addressing Transgender students, in middle school in particular, and to inform the professional development of teachers in support of these Transgender youth. In relation to the ways in which research can more authentically represent Transgender identity, we argue for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Advocacy
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Dotson Davis, Lauren – Middle Grades Review, 2019
This essay provides a broad overview of adverse childhood experiences and their impact on the middle level learner. The author finds points of intersection between current research on traumatized students and tenets of the middle level philosophy to make the argument for trauma informed practices that holistically serve young adolescents.
Descriptors: Trauma, Experience, Student Needs, Middle School Students
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Alverson, Ryan; DiCicco, Mike; Faulkner, Shawn A.; Cook, Chris – Middle Grades Review, 2019
For more than 100 years, education communities have debated how best to educate the young adolescent. Proponents of both the junior high school model and the current middle school model have advocated for a specialized approach to educating adolescents that emphasizes the developmental needs of students. To accomplish this, various organizational…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Models, Middle School Teachers, Principals
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Godbey, Samantha; Gordon, Howard R. D. – Middle Grades Review, 2019
In this essay, we discuss issues related to the integration of career exploration in our nation's middle schools. We discuss the theoretical and empirical basis for career exploration at the middle school level and identify selected barriers to its effective implementation, namely with regards to career advising and parent involvement. We also…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Middle School Students, Barriers, Program Implementation
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Gallagher, Jennifer L.; Farley, Jennifer – Middle Grades Review, 2019
This paper presents a multi-case study of teacher candidates in a pre-service middle grades social studies methods course. The study aimed to understand how middle grades teacher candidates viewed their future as upstanders with agency in middle grades settings. The focus of the research was on heuristic representations that the teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Social Studies
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Young, Jemimah Lea; Foster, Marquita D.; Druery, Donna M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to utilize an ethnically homogeneous design to examine Black female student U.S. History content-specific knowledge. The study aims to elucidate the importance of singlegroup analyses as an alternative to between-group comparative designs. The present study utilized a critical, quantitative, descriptive research…
Descriptors: Grade 8, African American Students, United States History, Females
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Coker, Jonathan M.; Cain, Leia K. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This narrative inquiry is an autoethnographical account of one queer-identified middle school teacher's career trajectory in the Southern United States, and his struggle to navigate disclosure of his identity to students. Using a qualitative lens, the authors provide reasoning for the importance of middle school educators to have the ability to…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Identification (Psychology)
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Boulden, Danielle Cadieux; Wiebe, Eric; Akram, Bita; Aksit, Osman; Buffum, Philip Sheridan; Mott, Bradford; Boyer, Kristy Elizabeth; Lester, James – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This paper reports findings from the efforts of a university-based research team as they worked with middle school educators within formal school structures to infuse computer science principles and computational thinking practices. Despite the need to integrate these skills within regular classroom practices to allow all students the opportunity…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students, Science Instruction
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Martinez, Eligio, Jr. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
Some assert that middle school should be the stage in an individual's educational trajectory where they begin to make plans for the future. For many young men of color, middle school becomes a stage where they begin to get off track academically. This is the story of Escobar Cruz, a young Latino male student, and his navigation through the 7th…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Hispanic American Students, Masculinity
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Olofson, Mark W.; Bishop, Penny A. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
For the past several years, leaders in middle grades education research have strengthened their call for more methodologically robust quantitative research to address important questions in the field. Recently, two important routes towards addressing this call have emerged: the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study from the National Center for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Middle Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis
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Anderson, Kenneth Alonzo – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This study investigates the effectiveness of North Carolina "Senate Bill 402, Section 8.36 -- Grants for School Resource Officers in Elementary and Middle Schools," which provides matching state funds to districts for use in middle and elementary schools. Using generalized difference-in-difference and negative binomial hurdle regression…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Police, State Policy, School Safety
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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Quiñones, Sandra – Middle Grades Review, 2018
Bullying has been recognized as a complex phenomenon with potential for serious negative outcomes. Activities that address complex social situations of bullying, such as reading and writing to a pen pal about fictional literature, provide space for students to think and share about personal issues that they encounter and how characters deal with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Experience, Friendship
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McParker, Matthew C. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
In middle school, adolescents are particularly focused on peer interaction to help form their identities. For marginalized students, especially refugees, peer interaction is especially important. To be successful in schools and gain cultural and social capital, refugee students must learn and internalize the specific norms of their classrooms. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Peer Relationship
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Kleine, Karynne L. M.; Falbe, Kristina N.; Previts, Joanne L. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
To promote dialogue and in response to calls for rigorous, large-scale, empirical studies as the standard that will move the field of middle level education forward, a collaborative of middle level teacher researchers submit three counterpoints to the appeals for consideration by the research community: 1) the power of the insights the authors…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Preservice Teacher Education
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