Education

Founded in 1880, Education is a quarterly journal owned and published by Project Innovation. Editorial headquarters are located in Mobile, Ala. Education has an estimated subscription base of 2,900 readers. The journal specializes in the publication of original research and theoretical analysis of subject matter related to innovations in education and teacher preparation. These areas of study and inquiry are applicable to educators across a broad range of teaching, learning and education. The journal accepts unsolicited manuscripts. However, as Education is independently operated and does not receive funding from membership dues or advertising, authors or their sponsoring organization are required to pay a fee for the publication of their material in the journal. The Editor of Education is Phil Feldman.

Articles from Vol. 121, No. 4, Summer

A Comparison of a 5-Day with a 3-Day 5-Unit Language Course: Which Is More Effective?
In the United States, language courses are typically taught as 5-unit courses scheduled 5 days a week. Language program coordinators or chairpersons arranging class scheduling often juggle considerations in formulating a 5-day course or a 3-day course...
An Examination of College-Bound High School Students' Labor Market Behavior: Why Some Students Work and Why Some Do Not
Introduction Many more high school students engage in market-place work today than ever before. In 1940, the Bureau of the Census estimated that only 4 percent of 16-year old high school males and 1 percent of 16-year old high school females worked...
Are Attitudes and Practices regarding Mainstreaming Changing? a Case of Teachers in Two Rural School Districts
Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (U.S. Congress, 1975), and its subsequent amendments e.g., PL 105-17 (U.S. Congress, 1997), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), ensure that all children with disabilities...
Collaborating to Establish Standards and Accountability: Lessons Learned about Systemic Change
Introduction Leaders in business and industry have known for some time that the majority of negative outcomes in organizations result from faulty systems, rather than ineffective people. For too long, the school community has ignored this idea and...
Community Service Learning in Culturally Diverse Settings as a Springboard for Student Constructed Case Studies
In a teacher preparation methods course for elementary and secondary education at the University of San Diego, the integration of community service learning and the development and application of the case methods are proving a powerful approach to...
Comparative Analysis of Academic Web Sites
Introduction The Internet has rapidly become one of the most powerful information media of the century, with the number of web sites nearly doubling each year (Hibbard, Dalton & Thyfault, 1998; McCollum, 1997). The tremendous popularity of this...
Computer Experience and Skills of Family and Consumer Sciences Undergraduates and Professionals
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Georgia state affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for mailing the surveys to their membership and all the members who took the time to complete the survey. The...
Dealing with Educational Change: The Ontario Experience
Introduction In the broader scheme of things change can be good; however, often in the shorter term educational change can cause disruption and insecurity among teachers (Hinson, 1991). Barton and Smith (1989) express this thought so clearly when...
Does Source of Sex Education Predict Adolescents' Sexual Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors?
Many factors have been found to influence teen sexual knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. For example, parent-child communication has been linked to greater sexual knowledge and more conservative sexual attitudes (Fisher, 1986). Similarly, of researchers...
Effective School-College Partnerships, a Key to Educational Renewal and Instructional Improvement
School-college partnerships offer significant promise for simultaneous educational renewal as defined by John Goodlad (1994). Based on Goodlad's view, both public schools and colleges of education must be renewed together. Renewal must be viewed as...
Effective School Public Relations
A quality public relations emphasis is vital to any school. There needs to be good communication between the public schools and the lay publics. There are numerous publics to communicate with. These include parents, the business community, senior citizens,...
Excellence in Teaching At-Risk Students
Children from low-income, multi-ethnic neighborhoods generally do far more poorly, academically, than their middle-class counterparts. However, Angelica Fazio utilizes a method of teaching those children, and many other at-risk students to perform...
Graduating Seniors Make Democracy Become Alive by Evaluating Their High School Program
A substantial group of 81 graduating seniors as Pleasantville High School in New Jersey completed the Senior Student High School Rating Scale for the 2000/2001 school year This is the second year in a row that seniors completed this democratic responsibility...
High School Accountability Means the Personal Development and Academic Achievement of All Students
The present renewed emphasis for accountability in our high schools across the United States follows rather closely on "a nation at risk Report" in 1983 of our failing schools. Here the rather exclusive emphasis on academic achievement fails to recognize...
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
Last June I was listening to a reporter on National Public Radio's Morning Edition interview teachers in New Jersey concerning testing teacher competency. From the intensity of the discourse, it was clear that there was a lot of tension and anger....
Length of Course and Levels of Statistics Anxiety
Background In the spirit of Corey's "Action Research" of the 1950s, The Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) was administered to three classes taught by the same instructor, utilizing the same textbook, and using similar instructional methods....
Metaphorical Descriptions of the Role of Women School Superintendents
Carter and Cunningham (1997) emphasize the importance of the superintendency stating, "The American school superintendent is being called upon to take up the challenge of totally rethinking and fundamentally improving American education "(p. 242)....
New Paradigms in School Relationships: Collaborating to Enhance Student Achievement
For the past twenty years, public concern about the quality of education received by students who attend the nation's public schools has fueled a major reform movement. This movement has progressed through many stages, fostering major alterations in...
Potgietersrus and Vryburg in South Africa: What Went Wrong? Implications for Educational Managers
Introduction "Conflict-free families, organisations or nations do not exist" (Van de Vliert, 1997:3). From the above-mentioned quotation it can be deduced that conflict is a universal concept in for instance organisations like schools. With his...
Second Force Psychology to Assess Cognitive Dissonance Areas and Restore Full Service to Delinquents and Prison Inmates
Second Force Psychology is presently the theory underlying the use of psycho-analysis throughout the health care facilities of the world, and serves as the principal means for health care with individuals displaying psychiatric disorders (Taylor, 1962)....
The Antecedents of Failure and Emerging Hope: American Indians & Public Higher Education
Indian education is a microcosm of the American Indian world. The problems that plague the Indian world are not only manifested but also accentuated in education. Though commonalities may be found with other "protected" classes or groups, certain characteristics...
The Communications Triangle of Parents, School Administrators, and Teachers: A Workshop Model
Introduction Parents play an important role in the educational process (Becher, 1984). Research indicates that children whose parents are involved in schools have less behavior problems, increased achievement, and lower dropout rates. The critical...
The Microteaching Experience: Student Perspectives
Over the past several decades, various activities and strategies have been implemented into Teacher Education methods courses in an attempt to increase the effectiveness of the courses, as well as the education programs overall. While some may have...
The Nongraded Middle School: Can It Improve Life for Early Adolescents?
Although teaming is used in the middle school, it is most often organized around grade level teams and not cross grade teams. Eisner (1990) states that not only does an explicit curriculum shape a student's experiences, but the kind of place the school...
The Person-Centered High School in America Must Be a Microcosm of a Fully Democratic Society
The new Person-Centered High School in America must seek to epitomize democracy in action and become a microcosm of a fully democratic society if we are to reduce our prison population even a mite. The two million inmates, with one million of them...
Third Force Psychology Used to Foster Hall-Marks for Success Serves as the Basis for Delinquency and Crime Prevention
The two million prison inmates in the United States with half of them being high school drop-out students, and with a recent history of doubling in size over the last ten years creates a "nation at risk." Since about 80 percent of those two million...
Transforming Professional Development for Preservice, Inservice and University Teachers through a Collaborative Capstone Experience
Introduction In the fall of 1997, three faculty members from different departments were called upon to teach a course for education students who were out in their student teaching/intern placements. The three faculty didn't know each other and didn't...
Using the Internet to Strengthen Curriculum
The author insists that the World Wide Web has grabbed our school's attention because it turns every computer connected to it into a library. This, of course, means that it provides an instructional resource that allows up-to-date data and information...