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. 115, No. 3, Spring

Accountability of Canadian Universities
Universities in Canada are what Sheffield and associates (1982) refer to as creatures of the provinces. This reference evolved out of the fact that universities are principally funded by the public purse. And as such, they are expense driven institutions....
A Classroom Application of Grusec and Goodnow's Discipline Model of Internalization of Values
Internalization can be fostered by discipline, teaching, example or modeling, social reinforcement of appropriate behavior, and arrangement of the environment so that desirable behavior is naturally elicited (Grusec & Goodnow, 1994). Although Grusec...
A New Force in School Politics: The Texas Business and Education Coalition
The Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) was created by the Texas Chamber of Commerce in 1989. The past five years have seen TBEC become an influential force in education policy making. The purpose of this paper is to explore TBEC's role in...
Balancing the Intellectual Spectrum Related to Ideologies in Higher Education
There is an increasing need for the academy to develop a balanced, thematic framework of literary works from the left and right of political correctness and multicultural curriculum in American higher education. Particularly if a balanced curriculum...
Challenges of a Beginning Teacher in a Troubled Society
The time is the year 2000, approximately 10 years after the America's goals 2000 report provided promise that education would improve. The place is a school in a suburb of any medium to large city, U.S.A. Teen violence and other crimes have continued...
Collaborative Research: On the Bleeding Edge
Introduction During the 1993-1994 academic school year, I arranged to conduct a research project on the teaching practicum with two elementary school teachers. Kathy had been a student in several of my classes while doing her Bachelor of Education....
Democratic Education, Public Policy, and Disavowing Local Culture
Introduction This article addresses the public and private knowledge of children. Local knowledge, or folk culture, is an evolving belief system at the heart of personal knowledge. My primary focus is on simple, nonpolitical, and low-status local folk...
Demonstration Teaching in the Schools
I have just completed evaluating a doctoral dissertation entitled An Evaluation of Preservice Teacher Education Programme of District Institutes of Education and Training in Andhra Pradesh (India) by G. Viswanathappa, written for the department of Studies...
Educating Students for the Community of Work: Connecting with the Fourth Essence
The concept of a community is one that has a rich heritage in our nation. From the early pilgrims, to the westward movement, to our present high tech era, communities have been an integral part of our way of life. Communities exist wherever people come...
Improving Chances for Successful Educational Reform
Introduction Schools regularly initiate new programs that have the potential to address perceived curricular, administrative or social problems. On the whole, however, the research record shows that most of those programs do not experience long-term...
Lebanese and American Educational Differences: A Comparison
"Stand up and respect your teacher Your teacher is almost a prophet" Old Arabic quote This is a discussion of two major cultural educational differences between America and Lebanon: parental influence on career choices, and the protocol of classroom...
Life Span Approach to Understanding Coping Styles of the Elderly
Introduction Life satisfaction is a critical dimension to well senior citizens because it is directly attributable to their quality of life. The senior years are concerned with the development and enhancement of one's physical, spiritual, and mental...
Male and Female Teacher Education Students' Profiles on the Edward's Personal Preference Schedule
Teacher educators traditionally concentrate on training prospective teachers in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills area. That is, teacher educators concentrate on instructing teacher education candidates in skills which they believe will...
Perspectives on Education: A Constructivist Approach to an Introductory Course
Introduction Preservice teachers possess constructed knowledge, attitudes, assumptions, beliefs, and values about teaching and learning. These pre-existing ideas include: (a) well-established teacher role identifies (Crow, 1987); (b) unrealistically...
Profiling the Likely School Leaver: An Encouraging Look at Schools in a Nine State Sample
Do schools face losing some of their most motivating teachers in the next few years? What factors may influence a veteran teacher's decision to leave the teaching profession? And how long will the beginning teacher remain? Educators spend much time,...
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Approaches in Education
Introduction Quantitative and qualitative research approaches in education have arisen from different research needs. The quantitative research approach endlessly pursues facts while the qualitative research approach recognizes that the researcher's...
Reflecting on Coping Strategies of Canadian Higher Education in a Financially Difficult Time
Introduction In recent years, the explicit policy and effort of the Canadian Federal Government towards trimming national debts and achieved a balanced budget have resulted in a drastic reduction of Federal-Provincial transfers, causing much financial...
Relationship between Average Grade in College and Professional Attitudinal Variables: Implications for Health Care
During recent years, there have been several interesting studies of the relationship between social class and academic achievement at the high school and college levels. This relationship has been well documented (Hollingshead, 1956; Warner, 1955; and...
Scientist-Teacher Summer Workshops Can Enhance Constructivist Views about Science and Science Instruction
A major goal in science education is to enhance scientific literacy in students. This objective is based on the assumption that someone knowledgeable in science holds a basic understanding of technological and scientific matters. A scientifically literate...
Striving for Success: First Nations Education in Canada
Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Canadian Education Because of the physical proximity of Canada to the United States, many of the educational trends and developments are parallel. There are, however, some linguistic and cultural influences which...
Teacher-Centered and Child-Centered Pedagogical Approaches in Teaching Children's Literature
Introduction In this paper, I will discuss teacher-center and child-centered pedagogical approaches focusing on teaching children's literature. In discussing both approaches, first, I will investigate the relationship between both approaches and curriculum...
Teacher Education: Teaching Innovation or Providing an Apprenticeship?
Introduction What is the purpose of preservice education programs? Should they be developed to perpetrate the current system and utilize the field experience as an apprenticeship where preservice students imitate their supervising teachers, or should...
The Adult Learner Challenge: Instructionally and Administratively
Since the late 1970s colleges and universities have been experiencing an onslaught of adult learners. As Brazziel noted in 1990, "put simply, adults are the fastest growing segment of all the population groups in higher education" (p. 116). These college...
The Glass Ceiling: Are Women Where They Should Be?
The "glass ceiling" is a term coined in the early 1980's to describe the invisible barrier with which women came in contact when working up the corporate ladder. This form of discrimination has been depicted as a "barrier so subtle that it is transparent,...
The Need to Address Violence Prevention in Health Education Teacher Training Programs
Violent behavior is a leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality (Mason, 1992) and episodes of violence are on the increase (Novelio, Shosky, & Froehlke, 1992; Reiss & Roth, 1993). School health education programs in elementary and secondary...
The Power of Parents: An Empowerment Model for Increasing Parental Involvement
A key element in many of the most recent educational reform movements has been to increase parental involvement in the academic lives of children. Aside from the intuitively appealing notion of parents being more actively involved in their child's education,...
The Time Is Now: Reflections on Moral Education
A recent newspaper article reported the arrest of a group of teenagers charged with a series of shootings and robberies. Those charged included a 13-year old, a 14-year old, a 15-year old, and a 19-year old who used a shotgun to terrorize his victims....
Twelve Year Pattern of Retention and Attrition in a Commuter Type University
In most state supported or state owned institutions of higher education, budgets and appropriations are formula driven. The primary variable in many formulae are always the student headcount and/or the number of credit hours generated on the average...
Using a Group Decision Support System for School-Based Decision Making
Introduction Computers have been used in schools for many years to improve various aspects of education. Recently, Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) in the form of electronic mail and bulletin boards has been used to improve education and to increase...
Youth, Parent and Teacher Views of Parent Involvement in Schools
A recent Metropolitan Life/Louis Harris Survey of the American Teacher resulted in newspaper headlines reading, "Teachers see parents as their top problem" and "Parent support lacking" (Chira, 1993). Actually, the top policy priority, given by 54 percent...