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. 17, No. 1, January

Cognitive Style Differences and Student Coping Behavior
INTRODUCTION A number have researchers (Geisler, Wiedig-Allison and Weber, 2009; Friedel and Rudd, 2009; Samms and Friedel, (in press); Samuel and Kohun, 2010; Struthers, Perry and Menec, 2000), have attested to direct, indirect and even inverse...
Cultural Impacts on Saudi Students at a Mid-Western American University
INTRODUCTION The increased presence of a unique group of international students enrolled in the various master programs in the college of education attracted our academic and professional attention. Although the literature available at the time...
Determinants of Major Field Test (MFT) Score for Graduating Seniors of a Business School in a Small Mid-Western University
INTRODUCTION The Major Field Test (MFT) in Business is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for both the Bachelor's degree and the Master's degree. The MFT for the Bachelor's degree is designed to measure a student's knowledge on concepts,...
Digital Natives or Digital Neophytes: Business Student Perspectives on Course-Based Web 2.0 Applications
INTRODUCTION The impact of the Internet and more recently, Web 2.0, has dramatically altered the way in which individuals, companies and organizations communicate and interact both online and offline. While there are a myriad of definitions of Web...
Grade Expectations: Evidence of Cognitive Biases in Students' Academic Self-Assessment in the Introductory Finance Course
INTRODUCTION What does a grade in a course represent? Alternatively stated, what information is conveyed by a specific grade in a course? Disagreement concerning the meaning of grades can be a frequent source of student and faculty conflict. Even...
Instructional Methods Influence Critical Thinking: Do Students and Instructors Agree?
SCOPE AND PURPOSE The issue of relating teaching strategies and instructional methods to critical thinking student outcomes is a frequent topic among administrators and faculty (Bruan, 2004). There is a significant body of literature regarding critical...
Social Security Coverage and Teacher Pension Benefits
INTRODUCTION Social Security is a government entitlement program covering 96 percent of all U.S. workers. It is designed to ensure that retired employees are able to maintain a certain minimum standard of living after they complete their wage earning...
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Investigating How Age, Ability, and Self Efficacy Influence Intentions to Learn and Learning among Participants in Adult Education
INTRODUCTION Learning can be very broadly defined as the acquisition of information or skills measured by an improvement in some overt response (Botwinick, 1967). Estimates of the percentage of the adult population that participates in learning...
Transformational Leadership Style in the Educational Sector: An Empirical Study of Corporate Managers and Educational Leaders
INTRODUCTION In an era of accountability, our school systems are facing severe challenges to meet bottom line results while external pressures from federal, state and local mandates are compelling educational leaders to drive enhanced student achievement....
University Students as Portfolio Managers: Performance versus the Market, Experts, and Random Selection
INTRODUCTION The modern version of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH), as originally developed by Fama (1965), argues that there is an inherent level of efficiency in financial markets. The efficient market hypothesis implies that it is impossible...