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. 4, No. 1, January

A Comparison of Two Measures of Computer Self-Efficacy
INTRODUCTION Computer self-efficacy is defined as "... a judgment of one's capability to use a computer." (Compeau & Higgins, 1995: p. 192). The computer self-efficacy (CSE) construct has provided insight into factors affecting skill development...
An Evaluation of Teaching Strategies for an Information Systems Foundations Course
INTRODUCTION Too often educators implement alternative teaching strategies without attempt at an ex-post evaluation of the educational effectiveness of the new course of action (Nelson, 1999). Two years ago, we reported (Eccles & Van Belle,...
Determinants of Business Communications Students Performance: An Empirical Investigation
INTRODUCTION The factors influencing student performance are of considerable interest to universities and colleges. They are constantly seeking ways to increase or at least maintain enrollment in the face of decreasing demand for business education...
Development of the Academic Field of Finance: A Paradigmatic Approach
INTRODUCTION Any adequate analysis of the current state of affairs in mainstream academic finance necessarily requires fundamental understanding of the world views underlying explanations of the course of the development of science, in general,...
Implementing TQM in Higher Education Institutions: A Strategic Management Approach
INTRODUCTION In recent years, "Total Quality Management" (TQM) has received much attention all over the world. It is claimed that the TQM approach has and will change the way business is conducted (Gilks, 1990), and is often compared to the revolutionary...
Integrating Essential Skills in Introductory Finance: A Comprehensive Exercise
INTRODUCTION Although college students take courses in computer, communication and analytical skills, the business community decries the dearth of functional literacy in college graduates (Rubenstein, 1998). The problem is not simply deficient course...
Technology by Immersion: Design of Auditor Liability Assignments Using Web-Based Resources
INTRODUCTION Teaching by immersion is always a painful experience. In December 1999, all College of Business professors at Minnesota State University, Mankato received new laptop computers. The faculty had committed to increased use of technology...
The Data Communications Course with a Dedicated Lab: Design, Implementation, and Student Assessment
INTRODUCTION A major limitation of data communications courses offered in Computer Information / Management Information Systems (CIS/MIS) undergraduate programs is the lack of a hands-on network experience. To gain this experience, students need...
The Development of Management Practices and Management Education across Time: The Case of the People's Republic of China
INTRODUCTION The Chinese economy has moved from the edge of collapse in 1978 to a seventh place in the world in 1998, measured by GDP (Chinese State Bureau of Statistics, 1998). Scholars, in viewing an economy with such noticeable achievements during...