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Research & Theory of Middle Childhood Development, Curriculum and Learning


Explores research and theory regarding early adolescence as a unique transition period. Examines middle level student characteristics and critical transformations that take place during these years. Details research-based middle level curriculum development with an emphasis on differentiating instruction for diverse students in Grades 5-9 to promote the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Analyzes theories and research related to interdisciplinary models which integrate curriculum across the content areas and methods for successful middle level teaching in specific content areas.