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, 2013

Cognitive Style Differences and Student Coping Behavior
ABSTRACTCognitive style research may be classroom specific based on the findings of this study, as each class provided evidence of cognitive style gap having relationships with different coping techniques. These findings have provided evidence that there...
Cultural Impacts on Saudi Students at a Mid-Western American University
ABSTRACTThe number of Saudi students studying in the United States quintupled from 3,035 students in 2005 to 15,810 students in 2010 due to a fully funded Saudi government scholarship (Open Doors, 2010). As students originating in a cultural background...
Determinants of Major Field Test (Mft) Score for Graduating Seniors of a Business School in a Small Mid-Western University
ABSTRACTA relatively small mid-western university uses Major Field Test (MFT) in Business as a direct external assessment tool for undergraduate majors in the School of Business and as a graduation requirement. This test is conducted by the Educational...
Digital Natives or Digital Neophytes: Business Student Perspectives on Course-Based Web 2.0 Applications
ABSTRACTThe increasing incorporation of Web 2.0 in business education has been, in part, based on the notion that it is expected by a new generation of millennial learners who possess innate technology knowledge and abilities far superior to their predecessors....
Grade Expectations: Evidence of Cognitive Biases in Students' Academic Self-Assessment in the Introductory Finance Course
ABSTRACTStudent grade expectations are an important consideration in student satisfaction with college programs. Given the level of debate concerning the issue of grading and grade inflation, there is naturally growing interest in studying factors that...
Instructional Methods Influence Critical Thinking: Do Students and Instructors Agree?
ABSTRACTCritical thinking skills are considered one of the key soft skills to be honed through an undergraduate education. This paper investigates whether selected teaching strategies and instructional methods have impact on student perceptions of critical...
Social Security Coverage and Teacher Pension Benefits
ABSTRACTThis article uses data from the Public Fund Survey and the Survey and Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends done by the American Federation of Teachers to examine pension benefits for teachers who work in a position not covered by Social Security...
Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Investigating How Age, Ability, and Self Efficacy Influence Intentions to Learn and Learning among Participants in Adult Education
ABSTRACTParticipation in adult education and adult learning are two important areas of research as more and more adults seek learning opportunities, via academic institutions or organizational training programs, in their quest to achieve their various...
Transformational Leadership Style in the Educational Sector: An Empirical Study of Corporate Managers and Educational Leaders
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this article is to explore educational school leaders, and the need for transformational leadership style within the educational sector. With society's focus on the present day school reform movement, there is significant emphasis...
University Students as Portfolio Managers: Performance versus the Market, Experts, and Random Selection
ABSTRACTAs an educational experience and a testing of the Efficient Market Hypotheses, four teams of advanced undergraduate business students were each given the responsibility of investing and managing $10,000 in the stock market through a Scottrade.com...