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. 14, No. 3, 2010

Creating Active Learning Applications and Opportunities for an On-Line Leadership Course
ABSTRACTThis paper describes the creation of an on-line leadership course that retained as much of the rich, interactive nature of the face-to-face version as possible. The seven "best practice" design criteria offered by Chickering and Reisser (1993)...
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Factors Influencing Student Performance in the Introductory Management Science Course
ABSTRACTThe introductory management science course is a core requirement for many undergraduate students majoring in business. In general, it is considered to be a challenging course having high withdrawal and failure rates. The purpose of this paper...
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Factors Influencing the University Selection of International Students
ABSTRACTThe number of international students pursuing secondary education at United States (U.S.) universities has been increasing over the past 25 years, and is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. However, these students have a plethora...
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Job Order Costing: A Simulation and Vehicle for Conceptual Discussion
ABSTRACTThis paper offers a hands-on approach to teaching job order costing in introductory managerial accounting or in cost accounting. It is motivated by the belief that students would have a better appreciation of how goods and costs flow in a manufacturing...
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Moving towards a Culturally Diverse Accounting Profession
ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the increasing diversity in the accounting profession. Evidence is presented substantiating that over one third of recent accounting graduates are from ethnic minority backgrounds, the majority of whom are Asian/Pacific Islanders....
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Strategically Planning Campuses for the "Newer Students" in Higher Education
ABSTRACTThe "traditional" 18 - 22 year old, residential college student makes up only 16% of the students enrolled in public and private two- and four-year institutions. More than half of today's students are older and are taking classes part-time. Over...
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To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate, That Is the Question: Optimal School Size and Teacher Incentive Contracts
ABSTRACTGiven the realities of ever-tightening public budgets and the directives inherent in the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) school districts have been required to do more (with more direct accountability) with less (funding) than ever before. These...
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What Is a Better Predictor of Success in an MBA Program: Work Experience or the Gmat?
ABSTRACTThe goal of this study was to determine if work experience might be a better predictor of success than a GMAT score by examining how successful students have been in an MBA program in a suburban metropolitan university. Success in the MBA program...
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