International Journal of Education

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012

Early Childhood Special Education: Insights from Educators and Families
AbstractPrograms and services designed to meet the needs of young children with disabilities have increased substantially in recent years, often times without evaluating how effective the programs and services are at meeting the needs of children and...
Hidden School Disengagement and Its Relationship to Youth Risk Behaviors: A Cross- Sectional Study in China
AbstractSchool dropout has become a serious problem in many places around the world. However, before students actually dropout from school, they normally exhibit some symptoms of disengagement from the social life and emotional involvement of school....
Leadership Standards: Marginalizing Diversity
AbstractThis article adopts a macro perspective on the role of leadership standards to comment on the sociological impact of their implementation. Where the growing diversity of learners in Canadian schools has invited a pluralism of ideas, research...
Revisiting Differential Item Functioning: Implications for Fairness Investigation
AbstractFairness has been the priority in educational assessments during the past few decades. Differential item functioning (DIF) becomes an important statistical procedure in the investigation of assessment fairness. For any given large-scale assessment,...
Service Learning through Mission and Ministry
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if student's perceptions of service learning projects lead to an understanding the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word. It is through the service learning opportunity that a window opens...
Study on Adjustment Problems of International Students Studying in Universities of the People's Republic of China: A Comparison of Student and Faculty/Staff Perceptions
AbstractChina is advancing rapidly and moving towards the path of rich diplomatic relations and cultural exchange programs. With her attempts to internationalize education system, China is inviting good flocks of international students to spread cultural...
The Use of a Scoring Rubric in an Online Research Methodology Course
AbstractResearch methodology courses can be the most difficult courses in master's-level programs representing the social, behavioral, and health sciences because, in these courses, students typically are expected to learn to think critically and contextually...