Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Published semiannually by Allied Academies, the Academy of Educational Leadership Journals is a peer-reviewed journal with articles focusing on education and educational leadership.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 3, 2006

Accounting Majors' Financial Reporting Knowledge and Their Ability to Identify and Correct Financial Statement Errors and Omissions
ABSTRACTFinancial statement frauds that have impaired the integrity of financial reporting and led to new regulation (i.e., the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) have reemphasized the importance of financial reporting knowledge. Accounting majors must not...
A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the School Administrator Efficacy Scale (Saes)
ABSTRACTEfficacy refers to peoples ' beliefs and confidence to execute actions to attain a specific goal. Although knowledge of efficacy is well developed regarding students' learning and teachers' success, there is almost no research on efficacy of...
Active Learning: An Empirical Study of the Use of Simulation Games in the Introductory Financial Accounting Class
ABSTRACTOne of the major criticisms of accounting education today is that it is too oriented toward memorization and procedure. Employers and others complain that it produces graduates that are incapable of critical thinking and independent evaluation....
Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Principal Self-Efficacy Survey (Pses)
ABSTRACTThis article describes the development and constructs validity of the Principal Self-Efficacy Survey (PSES). The item selection was based on the theoretical framework proposed by Bandura. Fourteen-items assessing two factors Instructional Leadership...
Curricula Assessment Using the Course Diagnostic Survey: A Proposal
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this paper was to develop a model of an alternative approach to assessing courses and ultimately curricula. Borrowing from Job Characteristics Theory, a modified survey, the Course Diagnostics Survey (CDS) was developed. Using...
The Effect of Teaching Technology on the Performance and Attitudes of Accounting Principles Students
ABSTRACTImprovements in computer technology and audio-video equipment have allowed accounting faculty to significantly change the way accounting information is delivered to students. Presentation software, such as PowerPoint, allows faculty to build...
The Effects of Part-Time Instruction on Final Grades in the English Composition Course at a Comprehensive Iia University
ABSTRACTThis paper studies the effect that part-time instruction has on students' final grades in the English Composition course at a comprehensive IIA university. We find that part-time instructors assign grades 0.61 points higher than those assigned...
The Perspective of Faculty Hired after Aacsb Accreditation on Accreditation's Impact and Importance
ABSTRACTObtaining AACSB accreditation is a long, resource consuming exercise. In this study 62 faculty hired by 24 schools that had recently received AACSB accreditation between 1997 and 2001 were surveyed to determine their impressions of the impact...
The Role of Gender in Teaching Effectiveness Ratings of Faculty
ABSTRACTThis paper examines the role of gender and its influence on student ratings of faculty teaching effectiveness. The study recorded professor effectiveness ratings by 930 undergraduate students consisting of 472 females and 458 males. The results...
University Student Ethics: The Differential Explanatory Effect of Locus of Control
ABSTRACTWith the ever growing concern over business ethics, an increasing number of business programs require students to take an ethics course. However, researchers have found that ethics instruction alone does not control ethical orientation of students....