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. 116, No. 3, Spring

Academic Privatization and Choice in Public Education, K-12
Academic privatization and choice in public education, K-12, continue to generate a great deal of attention. Privatization in its purest form is defined as total private ownership and supervision, funded only by tuition. Government may provide vouchers...
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Accountability in the Leadership Training for In-Line Free Masonry Personnel
Leadership Evaluation The Leadership Ability Evaluation (LAE) (1981) was developed for use at the United States Air Force Air War College. It was normed based on outstanding Colonels being considered for promotion to general, and has been published...
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An Examination of the Educational and Legal Ramifications of "Full Inclusion" within Our Nation's Public Schools
In 1975 the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 94-142, which has become commonly known as the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA). Mandated to be in effect by 1978, this law ensures a free and appropriate Public Education for all children,...
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An Intensive Sophomore Field Experience for Preservice Teachers
Can you remember the day when teacher preparation programs rarely included sophomore, or even junior, practicum experiences? When the first significant field experience for most preservice teachers was student teaching'. One needn't be a dinosaur to...
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An Intermediate School Principal Remembers the A.E.R.A. Convention
As principal of an intermediate school I was looking forward to attending the American Educational Research Association Convention (A.E.R.A.) in San Francisco for two important reasons. First, I was looking forward to hobnobbing with intellectuals possessing...
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Assessing Service Quality within the Educational Environment
Introduction To measure the quality of services on a university campus is one thing; to measure the quality of manufactured goods is another matter. Fitzgerald (1988) takes this further and says that "a service ... cannot be objectively measured." Such...
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Child-Abuse Policy Arenas in Ontario and Michigan: The School
Child-abuse intervention has been an important social-policy concern within North America for over a generation. Both Canada and the United States passed stringent laws for the discovery and treatment of child abuse. Some of these include day-care workers,...
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Colleges of Education, the New Realities and a Broadened Definition of Scholarship
The academy faces a new and stark reality as it prepares to move into the new century. Governor Tucker's article in this issue sends a strong message to universities. In this article I have attempted to address some of the issues emphasized by Governor...
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Condensed or Traditional Semester Format: Does It Make a Difference in Academic Performance?
Statement of the Problem Cross (1982) characterizes the proportion of representation of adult learners in higher education as a "pyramid." Constituting the base of the pyramid are self-directed learners of all types; in the mid-layer are adult learners...
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Education in Contemporary Russia: An Overview of National Policies and Rural Education
One of President Eisenhower's cabinet members once suggested that, "As GM goes, so goes America." Well in Russia, the belief is, "As education goes, so goes mother Russia." This position might be questioned by some, but if Russia is to develop into a...
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Education Is What Happens on the Way to School
Where did you learn life's lessons - the ones that left a permanent stamp on your personality? Mine were learned on the way to school. We learn from all of our experiences in life. Education is more than schools and books, though they are certainly important....
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ESL in the Academy Today
As the population of the U.S. continues to change, becoming increasingly a nation of non-native speakers of English, the role of the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) has become more and more important. Long a stepchild of academe, ESL is now...
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Food Service Operating Efficiency as a Function of Central Office Staff Sizing and Responsibilities
Overview The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to discover what "determines" a school system's efficiency with respect to food service operations, and 2) to use such information to prescribe a method for evaluating organizational changes within...
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From the Importance of Education in the 80's to Accountability in the 90's
In the November, 1991, issue of the Kappan, Denis Doyle noted that "no doubt future historians will view the 1980s as the education decade - not a decade in which specific education problems were solved, but a decade in which the problems of education...
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Incorporating Language Arts into the Mathematics Curriculum: A Literature Survey
Recent educational philosophy has supported the whole language and integrated curriculum approaches. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has recommended that the mathematics curriculum include development of language and symbolism...
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Internet, Computers, Distance Education and People Failure: Research on Technology
The Internet computer system is estimated to have over 20 million users world-wide and a growth of one million per month. Internet can also improve communications around the world (Eddy, 1994). Millions of persons are taking distance education television...
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Introducing Accountability in the Leadership Training for School Administrators: Leadership Pattern Centered
Examinations of productivity in learning in our schools and colleges is underway across the United States at every level of education and in all specialties. It must include professional schools and colleges of all types; even to include private and...
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Lessons from the Japanese: Adapt Don't Adopt
Japanese education has fascinated Americans for decades. Although Japan and the United States have vastly different societies, American educators have sought to identify adaptable models in the schooling of Japanese children that could be translated...
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Maintaining Teacher Motivation
Thirteen years, kindergarten through twelfth grade, are spent by a student attaining a high school education. For thirteen years, five times a week, six hours a day - this enormous amount of time a student remains under the direction of a teacher. The...
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On Mission and Accountability
In the monograph Choosing Quality: Reducing the Conflict Between The State and The University, Frank Newman of the Education Commission of the States spoke of the evolving relationship between public institutions of higher education and the society that...
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Opinions of Rural Mid-Western Principals toward Violence in Schools
Introduction The statistics are frightening. Guns kill about 25 youngsters every two days. Adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 are killed by guns at a rate of one every three hours. A U.S. Department of Justice report (1993) stated that violent...
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Psychic the Science of Psychical Activity: A Psychic's Viewpoint
A recent re-reading of Psychic-the Science of Psychical Activity by Russell N. Cassel, D.Ed. and John K. Meyer, Ph.D. has prompted me to offer some observations on my experiences as a practicing scholar of para-psychology, in relation to this work. Professor...
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Redesigning Secondary Teacher Education
Clinical experiences prior to student teaching have been regarded as a valuable part of the teacher preparation program (Walter, 1989). These experiences are quite diverse in their length, ranging from 100 to 160 hours (Ishler and Kay, 1981), as well...
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Subliminal Perception of Number Stimuli
Subliminal perception is perception of stimuli below the level of awareness, below the conscious threshold; response to stimulation that is too weak or too rapid to be consciously reported (Dixon, 1971; Bevan, 1984). According to psychoanalytic theory,...
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Teacher Professionalism and School Leadership: An Antithesis?
Introduction It is becoming increasingly evident that traditional leadership definitions are inadequate. There appears to be an on-going straggle to continually define and re-define the meaning of leadership. Two articles by Sergiovanni in Educational...
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The Interactive Effects of Social Support and Test Anxiety on Student Academic Performance
It is well established that the examination performance of students is affected not just by academic ability and knowledge, but also by how well they think they are capable of doing in their examinations, their academic self confidence (Hembree, 1990)....
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The Relationship between High School Size and Dimensions of Well-Being in College Students
We conducted a study of health-related characteristics of 882 college students at the University of Idaho. This group of students completed a written questionnaire that assessed: exercise frequency; body mass index; weight satisfaction; perceived thinness-fatness;...
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The Relationships between Computer Usage and Computer-Related Attitudes and Behaviors
The academic literature suggests that a positive relationship exists between the experience levels with computers and favorable attitudes toward computers. College students with little or no experience with computers have more anxiety when required to...
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The School Principal with New Responsibilities
Problems in the Societal Arena There are problems society exhibits which affect how well pupils do in school. Pupils cannot attain well as long as there are significant problems which affect learner achievement and progress. I do not believe pupils...
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The Use of Illegible Handwriting as an Effective Teaching Tool
Teachers and students share diametrically opposed philosophical viewpoints regarding research and the writing of term papers. Teachers see the writing projects as one of several components involved in a cyclical learning process. From the teachers' perspective...
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University Support for Novice Teachers: Successes, Struggles and Limitations
The road to becoming an experienced teacher is a lengthy and arduous trip - a process that begins before and continues long after a student has left the university. Teacher socialization consists of formal training that occurs in teacher education classes...
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