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. 122, No. 1, Fall

An Analysis of Master of Educational Administration Programs
Introduction School administrative preparation programs are offered at numerous universities. These programs prepare students for administrative positions in schools. Admission to these programs differs between universities. Some of these differences...
An Evaluation of Charter School Effectiveness
It is indisputable that most Americans are concerned with the quality of their schools. Solutions have been offered in various forms -- interdistrict open enrollment, magnet and alternative schools, publicly funded vouchers for private schools, and...
An Instrument to Help Teachers Assess Learners' Attitudes towards Multimedia Instruction
Introduction The rapid growth of multimedia implementation in learning settings does not guarantee participation and acceptance on the part of students. Negative attitudes towards multimedia-based instruction could be a deterrent to using, multimedia...
Assessing Methods of Teaching in the School Setting
The Lecture Method Several writers have written in journal articles that bad teachers "only lecture" and thus students fail in achieving objectives. Reiske (1990) in a conversation mentioned how on the university level, his favorite way of learning...
Comparing Personal Development for Success Test Scores between College Students from South Africa and the United States
The present study sought to make comparison of Hall-Marks for Success in a Democracy between college students in South Africa and those in the United States. In 1987 The American Psychiatric Association introduced the "Global Function" concept as a...
Comparing the Dynamics of Second and Third Force Psychology
The two major schools of psychology which prevail in the college and university education channels of the world today in relation to understanding human behavior and health care are:(1) Second Force Psychology embraced largely by Psychiatry, and (2)...
Effects of Success for All Reading Programs on Reading Achievement in Title I Schools
School reform efforts have customarily been incremental, targeting specific procedures, structures, or instructional strategies. Whole school reform models are relatively new to public education. Most have come about within the last decade and vary...
Experiences with Student-Centered Teaching and Learning in High-Stakes Assessment Environments
Introduction This is a story of how high-stakes assessment policies in one large urban district impacted on the implementation of student-centered teaching and learning in one fifth-grade classroom. It is a re-telling of my lived experience as I...
Factors Influencing Teaching Strategies Used with Children Who Display Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Characteristics
Introduction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become the most widely diagnosed psychiatric condition among children in the United States. Estimates of the percentage of children affected with ADHD vary from study to study, ranging...
Foreign Language Continuing Education for the Scientific and Technical Personnel in China
In the 21st century, human beings will advance with giant strides into a brand new era of intellectual economy. Man will directly depend on the accumulation of knowledge or effective information. Intellectual economy will have a great pushing effect...
From K-12 School Administrator to University Professor of Educational Administration: Similarities, Differences, Risks and Rewards
Appointment of persons to positions in school administration frequently follows identification as effective, "successful" teachers. In short, such persons somehow manage to "catch the eye" of powerful persons within their school districts. Various...
Homeschooling: Adventitious or Detrimental for Proficiency in Higher Education
Homeschooling is seen in the United States today as a viable alternative to public school education. Homeschooling has been designated as a learning situation where children have been taught, generally by their parents, in non-traditional environments....
Policies regarding Distance Education
Distance education is the use of one or more forms of delivery processes for the acquisition of new information into a learner's pre-existing schemata. The delivery process is via a systematic modality(ies) that is sponsored by an educational institution...
Remote Hard Disks: File Management at a Distance
With the increasing importance of educational technology in recent years, an expanding number of educators are relying on computers to create instructional materials. A demonstration of technology application is the creation of multimedia files by...
Research for Classroom Teachers
The Context for Teaching and Learning The context of teaching has changed significantly in the last decade and it is likely to change much more in this new century. We are continuously hearing about becoming an information society where the internet...
Strategies for Teaching in Heterogeneous Environments While Building a Classroom Community
Challenges of Diverse Settings Imagine walking into a classroom in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. In this diverse area, the population is made of individuals of multiple linguistic, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The classroom consists...
Strengthening the Professorial Role through Collaboration: A Guide for School Administrators
Collaboration between higher education professors and K-12 administrative practitioners is becoming a vital element in the preparation of K-12 school leaders. Within the professorial ranks of Educational Leadership (EDL) preparation programs, perhaps,...
Teacher Quality: Issues and Research
Teacher Quality: Issues and Research Teacher quality is at the top of the education policy agenda. From private foundations such as the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation to the U.S. Department of Education and further, reaching to the 2000 Presidential...
Teacher's Level of Care
Teacher's Level of Care Levels of moral development have been identified by Lawrence Kohlberg (1981) and Carol Gilligan (1982) in their respective theories, the ethics of justice and care. The levels of justice (e.g., punishment and obedience; universal...
The Development of Prejudice in Children
Prejudice Being down on something you are not up on. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support. And so goes the popular vein. The academic definition is a little different: a negative feeling toward a group based on a faulty generalization...
The Educational Reforms in the Cultural Revolution in China: A Postmodern Critique
Like many Chinese educators and students whose teaching and schooling experiences happened to coincide with the period of the Cultural Revolution, the author personally experienced the educational reforms that came along with this political movement....
The Impact of the Internet on the Educational Systems in the New Millennium
The Internet is bound to become an inseparable part of all the educational systems in the new millennium. In fact, in some systems, like the American educational system, the Internet has become an indispensable part without which the educational system...
The Other Side of Learning English as a Second Language: Why Isn't My Child Learning Chinese?
Language is probably the single biggest concern of schooling. Language learning is especially an issue in the earlier grades and for children who are not native English speakers. Much has been written about immigrant parents and children struggling...
The Psychometric Properties of the Cognitive Dissonance Test
In December 1949, Commager reported a survey in the New York Times to determine the most important contributions made to society during the first half of the 20th century, from 1900 to 1950, from the Victorian to the Atomic Age. Of the six most important...
The Relationship between Writing Centers and Improvement in Writing Ability: An Assessment of the Literature
Introduction Since the early 1970s the writing center has become a ubiquitous feature of American universities, colleges, and high schools. Not only has the writing center "movement" enjoyed astounding momentum, its core theoretical assumption--that...
Third Force Psychology and Teacher Education in Relation to Contiguity and Standards
Learning Goals Under Third Force Psychology a high school must conceive itself as a learning organization, and where students direct their personal efforts towards strategic problem solving and learning. Student goals are associated with an incremental...
Toward a Caring-Centered Multicultural Education within the Social Justice Context
American urban school population changed radically after World War II. The new wave of immigration of the last 25 years from Hispanic countries, from the Middle East, and from Asian countries has washed over the urban schools like a tidal wave, bringing...
Training in Presentation Skills: An Innovative Method for College Instruction
Presenting is an essential skill in the social sciences (Shaw, 1999). In my classes, I provide opportunities for students to practice and improve their presenting skills in a wide range of content presentations: topic presentation, theme presentation,...
Understanding Constructivism(s): A Primer for Parents and School Board Members
Introduction: Setting the Stage While some observers note that there always seems to be a new fad, or a pendular shift, or a passing fancy affecting (and, thus, infecting) our schools (Ellis and Fouts, 1997; Slavin, 1989), there are others who argue...