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. 118, No. 2, Winter

A Call for Strength: How to Manage Students for a More Caring Society
During my first year of teaching I learned that the use of strength rather than toughness to manage my students held potential for creating a more caring society. My initial year consisted of lots of hopes, major responsibilities, and thirty-nine...
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Achievement Motivation and College Satisfaction in Traditional and Nontraditional Students
It has been proposed that there are many factors that promote or hinder the success of students in post-secondary educational institutions (lamport, 1993). Among these factors, achievement motivation and satisfaction with the college experience have...
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A Demographic Profile of U.S. Middle School Foreign Language Teachers
Introduction In 1995, because of limited classroom-based research concerning middle school foreign language instruction, a national study was conducted that assessed the extent of the influence of the Oral Proficiency Movement in foreign language...
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Mountain or a Mole Hill?
Introduction During the past decade, more children have been identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); however, according to Foster (1989), only 6% of all school age students actually suffer ADHD. This is a relatively...
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Boredom Proneness in African-American College Students: A Factor Analytic Perspective
A review of the research literature points to the unavoidable fact that the majority of African-American college/university students perceive their experience during higher education negatively (Berry & Asamen, 1989; Gardner, Keller, & Piotrowski,...
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Children and Poverty: How American Higher Education Must Respond for the 21st Century
Nearly three decades ago, Fantini and Weinstein (1968) in The Disadvantaged Challenge to Education cited a colleague commenting on the 1965 Higher Education Bill as stating, "historians may write of this cycle as the opening phase of an educational...
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Constitutional Protection for Bazar Multiple Cultural Practices
Local school officials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have had some major problems dealing with religious education within public school classrooms, and with drug dealing and usage as parts of religious rites of passage. These problems are typically associated...
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Cooperative Learning: An Investigation of the Knowledge and Classroom Practice of Middle Grades Teachers
Introduction As the United States moves toward the next century there appears to be a need more than even before for a populace that can work together to manufacture quality products, interact appropriately with diverse groups of individuals,...
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Determining the Negative Effect of Teacher Attendance on Student Achievement
Criticism of education by the American public has been reflected in an increased number of studies on school performance conducted since 1982. Student test scores are one of the primary targets of this criticism. By the mid-1970s, academic indicators...
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Ebonics Is Defective Speech and a Handicap for Black Children
The controversy over ebonics, a word derived from the combination of ebony and phonics, raises serious questions about the place of proper speech, dialogue, and discourse. It involves information economy where standard English determines one's career...
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Examining the Impact of the Chinese Educational System
Introduction Purpose of the Study China has an education system that connects directly to industry. At age 10, each student joins the Communist Party and begins a record of performance which leads to credentials for a certain job with...
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Examining the Validity Structure of Qualitative Research
Discussions of the term "validity" have traditionally been attached to the quantitative research tradition. Not surprisingly, reactions by qualitative researchers have been mixed regarding whether or not this concept should be applied to qualitative...
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Influence of Ten Leading Educators on American Education
To attempt to identify ten educators throughout history who have influenced teaching and the public schools most in the United States is indeed a challenge. I have supervised student teachers (ST) in the public schools for approximately thirty years...
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Intercultural Communication within Multicultural Schools: Educational Management Insights
Introduction Most advanced countries comprise various heterogenous and multilingual cultures. * In the United States of America, there are over 180 ethnic groups. According to Klope (1995:3), more than 100 languages are spoken within a school...
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Multiculturalism: Making Mathematics Murky?
Introduction The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) claims in its reform documents (NCTM, 1989, 1991) that a comprehensive mathematics education of every child is the most compelling goal of the current reform in mathematics...
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Notes on the Process of Benchmarking in Education
The concept of benchmarking is well developed in certain technical and engineering fields. Many users of PCs have at least a passing familiarity with certain commonly advertised performance comparisons among hardware manufacturers and models. The...
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Telling It like It Is about the African-American Students' Plight
The most segregated time of every week in America, it has been said, is eleven o'clock on Sunday mornings. On the Sunday morning of January 12, 1992, Milwaukee School Superintendent J. Howard Fuller made his way to Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, on...
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The Impact of Recycling Education on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Grade School Children
A number of school systems have instituted environmental education programs to increase environmental awareness among their students. The primary goals of these programs are to increase environmental knowledge, instill proenvironmental attitudes,...
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The Laws of Ignorance Designed to Keep Slaves (Blacks) Illiterate and Powerless
The Laws of Ignorance Although the African Black populations were typically illiterate, this does not mean they were unintelligent. Rather, they had been educated in skills, crafts, and traditions which were often lost during centuries of slavery....
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The Role of Reinforcement in Self-Monitoring
People's confidence in the correctness of their decisions is a topic that has intrigued service providers and caregivers since the early periods of this century (Cutler & Wolfe, 1989). Self-monitoring is a dispositional construct that shows a...
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To Achieve School Reform Education Leaders Must Focus on Teacher Self-Concept
With the constantly growing pressure for increased academic performance by students, especially that which is being measured by an ever-increasing variety of tests and perhaps even national testing, it is time to take less than casual looks at proven...
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Use of Videotapes of Exemplary Mathematics Teaching for Teacher Preparation
Introduction In its Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (1991), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that preservice teachers be provided opportunities to observe and analyze a range of approaches to mathematics...
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Writing Movement/dancing Words: A Collaborative Pedagogy
Introduction When we began to work together, one of us had no idea that dance could inform composition; the other had for several years been using writing metaphors and writing itself as a way to teach dance composition. But neither of us had...
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