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. 4, Summer

A Comprehensive School Health Program to Improve Health and Education
Promoting the health and well being of children and adolescents is a generally accepted value of our society. In part, this value stems from their vulnerability. They lack the resources, knowledge, and skills to function independently. Support also represents...
An Attitudinal Comparison toward Computers between Underclassmen and Graduating Seniors
Introduction Due to the increased use of personal computers in class work at university campuses, many students are faced with mastering a tool that may appear threatening to them. Some surveys show that many individuals are optimistic about the potential...
An Examination of Cognitive Dissonance and Computer Attitudes
Leon Festinger originally introduced the concept of "cognitive dissonance" in 1957. Basically, this term refers to when individuals take a position on some issue, be it through what they say or what they do. Either way, a personal commitment is made,...
A Synopsis for Outcome-Based versus Income-Focused Enrollment Management
An overview In a recent article published by the New York Daily News entitled Students Enroll with the Punches: Many Take Second Job to Stay In, Avenoso (1995) profiles several students attempting to maintain their lifelong dreams of a college education...
Challenges to Democracy: Reasons for Counselor Vigilance
Introduction The main assumption of this statement is that democracy is being forced to adapt to the post-modern world culture and those adaptations have significant implications for counseling. Therefore, counselors can benefit from staying abreast...
Disasters and Crises: Challenges to Mental Health Counseling in the Twenty-First Century
One of the latest and, perhaps, the most important roles counseling is facing today, and increasingly will face in the twenty-first century, is that of providing services in the aftermath of various crises and disasters. Providing mental health services...
Educational Goals for Individuals with a Severe Disability: Parental and Professional Preferences
The involvement of parents in the education of their child with a severe disability is based upon legal mandates, philosophical principles, and research data. As Hilton and Henderson (1993) noted, "There is little debate about the importance and potential...
Examining the Distorted Perceptions of Some Prison Inmates in Relation to Their Global Functioning
The study was designed for purpose of making meaningful comparisons between the perceived world of 46 men presently in prison in relation to another corresponding group not in prison. The comparisons were based on scores for The Global Functioning Test...
Fostering Students' Disposition towards Mathematics: A Case from a Canadian University
One of several factors that affect students' learning of mathematics is their disposition towards mathematics. As used here, mathematical disposition means "a tendency to think and act in positive ways" (National Council of Teachers of mathematics, 1989,...
Gender and Mathematics Achievement Parity: Evidence from Post-Secondary Education
Introduction Over the last two decades, the gender differences in mathematics performance have been studied intensively, and the findings of these studies have produced controversy regarding educational strategies for teaching mathematics. Some researchers...
Have We Tried Everything Possible in Education?
My purpose in writing this manuscript is in response to educators who state that our public schools have not changed since the early 1900's. Sometimes statements are exaggerated to make a point. I do believe, however, that the news media may misinterpret...
Health Education for Youth of the 21st Century
In the early 1980s my daughter came to me with a career decision that was quite surprising. She declared that she wished to become a health educator. The news was surprising in that teaching had always been outside her realm of interest, possibly because...
Improving Information Accessibility through Computer-Assisted Adjacency Modeling
Overview One of the most important determinants of an organization's efficiency is the way it uses available space. Within educational organizations, those arrangements may involve the placement of buildings on a campus, rooms in a building, work areas...
Mathematics and Football: A Winning Combination in the Middle School
The game of football, like many sports, provides an excellent context for posing problems, developing concepts, and practicing skills in middle school mathematics. The geometric properties of a football field, the scoring system used in football, and...
Men's College Classroom Environments
At the very time when many single sex institutions were becoming coeducational, in the largest study of American colleges undertaken until that time, Astin (1977) found advantages for both men and women at single sex colleges on such varied outcome measures...
Preservice Teachers' Perceived Need for Training in Health Education
School health education is implemented to promote healthy behaviors in young people. Teachers carry out a variety of responsibilities in this comprehensive effort. Classroom teachers, especially at the elementary level, commonly conduct health instruction...
Privatization of Higher Education Services: Propositional Pros and Cons
The decline in and the lack of state and federal monies for public higher education institutions, combined with the limited amount of finances available from private sources such as foundations and individuals, is forcing many universities and colleges...
Rationale for Schoolsite Health Promotion
Introduction Our nation's public school system employs over 13,000 superintendents, 2.5 million instructors, and 1.5 million nonprofessional staff as role models for the country's 48 million children and youth (Ballard, Kingery, and Pruitt, 1991). Elementary...
Rousseau Revisited: Compassion as an Essential Element in Democratic Education
A cursory examination of news media reports most certainly leads one to a general national perception that America's schools are in trouble. Among a myriad of specific concerns is that school has become a more violent, drug-ridden, lonely place where...
School Accountability beyond Test Scores - a Student-Centered Approach: Focus on Student-Not Subject Matter
Global Functioning Every individual begins life as a helpless, impotent, dependent parasite. Then with maturity an individual develops adequate powers to be a contributing member of society. So far as archeological researchers can determine, human beings...
Standards-Based Assessment in School Health Education
Introduction It is an exciting time to be involved in education. Our nation's educational system is in the midst of immense curricular reform. The development and implementation of national standards and performance-based assessments aligned to those...
Teacher-Centered and Discipline-Based Health Education Reform in California
The primary causes of death, disease and social problems among young people in the United States today are largely the result of learned behaviors such as failure to use safety belts, internalized and externalized violence, tobacco, alcohol and other...
Technology-Assisted Instruction and Instructor Cyberphobia: Recognizing the Ways to Effect Change
Ansoff & McDonnell (1990) noted that resistance to change occurs when there is a departure from the historic behavior, culture and power structure. Resistance will manifest as behavioral resistance and systemic resistance. Behavioral resistance occurs...
The Effect on Student Teachers of the Teaching Behaviors of Cooperating Teachers
Introduction Cooperating teachers play a significant role in the professional development and preparation of student teachers. When compared to class time, the student teacher spends more time with the cooperating teacher than any other individual instructor...
The Evolution of Educational Computer Software
The Historical context The third great revolution - computers and high technology (the first being agriculture and the second the industrial revolution) - has already fundamentally altered life for the better, at least for people in the post-industrialized...
The Relationship between Anxiety and Attitudinal Variables of Physicians: Implications for Health Care
Over the past years researchers have investigated the possibility of relationships among stress-anxiety responses and burnout among students and teachers (Blase, 1982); human service professions (Barber, 1983); occupations; depression in elderly medical...
What Does It Mean to Teach Abstinence?
Anyone who addresses sexuality education with teenagers, either as a regular classroom teacher or as a guest health educator is likely to be faced, sooner or later, with the question, "Are you teaching abstinence?" This question can be a real challenge...