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. 1, No. 2, May

A Longitudinal Study of Elementary Keyboarding Computer Skills
INTRODUCTION Since the invention of the first "practical" typewriter in 1867 by Christopher Lathan Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, numerous studies have been conducted evaluating the typewriter as a writing tool. Kreiter (1981) stated "no other...
Changing the Change Resistant University
THE IMPENDING CRISIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION The strategic role of the university in modern society was given theoretical explanation by Talcott Parsons and Gerald M. Platt who referred to the university as the "keystone of the professional arch" (1968,...
Evaluating Oral Presentations Using Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales
INTRODUCTION Improving students' oral communication skills is a topic of much concern in today's competitive environment (e.g., Buckley, Peach, and Weitzel 1989; Porter and McKibbin 1988). Evaluating oral presentations in the classroom is often...
Qualitative vs Quantitative Variables: A Multidimensional Measurement in Predetermination of Success for Retention of Minority Health Students
BACKGROUND It sometimes occurs in research on retention and success for minority students in health institutions of higher learning, that considerable evidence accumulates with regard to a particular type of variable believed to exert a causal influence,...
The Concept of Using DEA to Determine University Peer Groups
METHODOLOGY The extended Banker-Charnes-Cooper Data Envelopment Analysis model (BCC) (1984) maximizes relative efficiency as defined by a set of weighted outputs divided by a set of weighted inputs. This concept requires that each efficiency measure...
Using an Accounting Information System to Facilitate Course Integration
BACKGROUND Business programs have been under scrutiny for at least a decade. Employers complain that graduates are inadequately prepared for even entry-level positions. Accounting and IS programs have suffered similar criticism. Two common complaints...