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The articles in this issue of Current Issues in Middle Level Education are based on a Symposium that did not take place as planned. In May 2020, middle level educators and researchers from across the Southeast and beyond would have gathered in Asheville, NC, for a Symposium sponsored by the Southeast Professors of Middle Level Education (SEPOMLE)....
Using self-determination theory, this study examined how students’ motivation and learning emotions are related to teachers’ care. By comparing results from schools in Germany and the United States the study also examined cross-national differences. A cross-sectional study of 870 eighth grade students was conducted. Results showed that American ado...
Tested the benefits of matching high-anxiety German and American 8th graders with teacher-centered instruction and low-anxiety students with student-centered instruction. Data from student interviews and diaries indicated that anxiety alone was did not necessarily significantly deter achievement, and instructional patterns alone did not account for...
Presents seven examples of integrating language arts into the curriculum through the use of community connections: (1) exploring curriculum with themed instruction; (2) promoting discussion; (3) using oral language; (4) introducing "found poetry"; (5) writing across the curriculum; (6) sharing an interpretive reading activity in a readers' theater;...
Thesis (Ed. D.)--University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1992. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 329-337). Microfilm.