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. 113, No. 4, Summer

A Comparative Study of Cognitive Skills in Learning Hypercard by Right-Brain Dominant, Left-Brain Dominant, and Mixed-Brain Dominant Students
Previous research in the area of cerebral specializations suggests each hemisphere has special cognitive attributes (Springer & Deutsch, 1989). The left hemisphere of the brain having been described as analytic in orientation, focusing on individual...
Comparing Two Worlds of Feelings Using Biofeedback (DISPROF-Logical World, & EMOTE-Picture World)
WHERE TODAY IS TOMORROW IN HEALTH CARE "There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world we feel with our hearts and imagination." Lehigh Hunt In Client Centered Counseling as taught by Carl Rogers (1942), we learned...
Do Students Who Prefer to Learn Alone Achieve Better Than Students Who Prefer to Learn with Peers?
Research by Doyle (1983), Anderson (1984), and Goodlad (1984) has found that teachers spend most of their class time talking to students about material to be learned, asking short-answer questions, and assigning work to the students. Current instructional...
Drugs in Our Schools as Related to Student Characteristics
What are the characteristics of students who find drugs available in the primary and secondary schools? This is an important question and, fortunately, there is information available, although most people do not know it or realize the data are accessible....
Educational Change: A Dialectical Becoming
Educational Change: A Dialectical Becoming Seldom, if ever, does change occur without its prime movers which are turmoil and confusion, precursors of need fulfillment. Educational change, being no exception, has as its primary impetus some social, political,...
From S-R to S-O-R: What Every Teacher Should Know
The education reform movement throughout the United States has generated new concepts and new theories about how teachers teach and how students learn (White, 1989). Yet, there is no one theory about the psychology of pedagogy that we can identify and...
Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities: Theoretical Implications and Instructional Challenge
John W., a fifth grader in the learning support self contained class, sits in front of the room, his mind focusing on issues unrelated to the language arts lesson in the classroom. The teacher noticing his wandering look, asks him to focus on the task...
Identifying Teacher Candidates Needing Remedial Services
Teachers serve as role models that help children develop an appreciation for cultural diversity. Without quality teachers, the rich and diverse nature of our culturally pluralistic society will be kept out of the sight and mind of children during the...
Locus of Control and School Performance: Some Implications for Teachers
An important element in promoting achievement in educational environments is the sense of control or empowerment that students' perceive they have over performance (Stipek & Weisz, 1981). Educators must deal with a continuum of student perceptions...
Open Up TWM: Make Room for School Restructuring through Aspirations
The University of Maine is looking at school restructuring through a different lens. This paper describes the components of the University's Aspirations School Improvement Project (ASIP) which is designed to raise student and staff aspirations as a strategy...
Principals' Perceptions of Factors Affecting Student Achievement
In the fall of 1991, the author embarked upon a study to determine if there were differences in the way that elementary principals perceived the importance of certain factors which affect the level of student achievement. More specifically, a comparison...
Problems Encountered in an Early Field Experience
Many institutions of higher education which prepare teachers have students participating in early field experiences prior to the final full time student teaching which is normally completed during the last semester of study. The purpose of these initial...
Professional Development for Teachers of Mathematics
In the initial preparation of teachers at both the elementary and secondary level it is imperative that the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics written by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1989) be used as the mainstay...
Quoting the Humanities: An Idea for Beginning Education Courses
Most education course tests coming out now stress the application of research on effective teachers and teaching, on reflective teaching, on the skills of teaching - all as if education were a science of known and agreed upon facts. While there is obvious...
Rural Dropouts: A Casual Comparison
The outcry over the U.S. educational system has grown more urgent in recent years as the dropout rate remains substantial (if reduced) and those students who do finish secondary education score poorly relative to students from other industrialized countries....
Stories: An Old Moral Education Method Rediscovered
Introduction Today as delinquency, substance abuse, teen age pregnancies, and general moral decay seem the norm, educators, parents and the public recognize the need for a program of moral education. Nazario (1985, April 6), writing in the Wall Street...
Students in Education Classes Receive Higher Grades Than Corresponding Students in Non Education Classes
Several studies have been completed that looked at teacher education and teacher standards (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1991; Goodlad, Soder, & Sirotnik, 1990; Grossman, 1990; Harthern & Rolle, 1991; National Board...
Teacher Empowerment and School Climate
Empowerment is a dominant theme in all types of organizations including business, industry, and service organizations. Current interest in empowerment has filtered to school organizations and school participants (Maeroff, 1988; Lightfoot, 1986; Short;...
Teachers on Secondment: Their Perceptions of the Experience
During the final decade of this century, there will be from necessity many changes in teacher education. In Ontario, for example, in a report from the Teacher Education Review Steering Committee (1988), it was stated that "teacher education in Ontario...
The Impact of Behavioral Contracts on Student Teachers' Verbal Feedback
A major goal of most Physical Education Teacher Education programs it to graduate majors who can demonstrate effective teaching behaviors. The systematic development of these behaviors is often done via practical fieldwork which involves a sequence of...
The Pedagodfather's Budget Preparation Guidelines for University Presidents
General Instructions When preparing the budget, remember the values of the board, alumni, benefactors, foundations, and politicians. You are to reflect, not reflect upon, their goals and ideals. The only absolute principle to follow is: support the...
Training Teachers to Address the Needs of Students with Severe Mental Retardation
Children with severe mental retardation are becoming an integral part of public education, and spending increasing amounts of time in regular classrooms. Teachers and teacher educators are being confronted with the complex educational, social, medical,...
Type of Administrator Differences in Work Satisfaction of Secondary School Administrators
Many of the early studies dealing with leadership have distinguished among authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire styles. In authoritarian leadership, the leader makes all the important decisions without consulting his subordinates. Democratic...
Using Tests of Life Style and Social Behavior to Assess the Global Functioning of Individuals
The concept of "global functioning" derives directly from the work of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in trying to build accountability in our health care program. It is presently contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...
Values Education and Self-Esteem
Much is spoken today about a decline in the values orientation of our society and the consequent need to marshall resources for the encouragement of values development by strengthening the family unit, all levels of the academic curriculum, and professional...