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. 114, No. 3, Spring

A Critical Perspective of Multiculturality as a Philosophy for Educational Change
Go quietly; a dream when done, should leave no trace that it has lived, except a gleam across the dreamer's face. Countee Cullen. Herbert I. London (1988), dean of the Gallatin Division of New York University, and senior fellow of the Hudson Institute,...
A Study of Arkansas's Public and Non-Public School Administrators' Receptivity to a Voucher System
An issue in the 1992 Presidential campaign was the establishment of a voucher system. Such a system would allow parents to send their children to the school of their choice--public, private, or parochial--and to use public tax funds to pay the tuition....
Building Coherence, Collaboration, Cohesion and Connection: The Role of Today's Academic Vice President
George Bernard Shaw said "we are made wise not by the recollections of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." Colleges and universities across the country are continuously struggling with the past and future challenges that are unique...
Canadian Hero Sets Pace for Young People
It is March 8, 1978. Eighteen year old Terrance Stanley Fox is recovering in the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia. He has just had his cancerous right leg amputated above the knee. He now knows he will never again play basketball,...
Comparing Current Belief's on Private and Public Education
In September of 1992 a survey of eighty-one subjects was conducted to determine the attitudes of people who had been educated with a private school background versus those with a public school background. The survey was designed to determine if people...
Comparison of Texas Teacher Appraisal System Evaluations of Traditional and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Candidates
Purpose of the Study/Hypothesis The purpose of this study was to determine significant differences in classroom performance between traditional and post-baccalaureate teacher candidates as evaluated by the Texas Teacher Appraisal System TTAS instrument....
Counselor Educators' Perceptions of Satisfying and Dissatisfying Teaching Experiences
Teaching, while being only one of the three traditional areas of faculty workload, is the most readily identifiable and enduring activity of university faculty. In a recent report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (1989), over...
"Culture Dialogue" as a Way to Deal with New Immigrants
Theoretical Background From its inception, the State of Israel was based on the idea of immigration. In recent years, the increasing number and diversity of immigrants coming to Israel have created a great many questions. The multicultural nature of...
Development of a Business-Education Partnership to Reform Secondary Education
National focus on the quality of education in the United States had kindled the formation of many local alliances between private industry and education (Sharp & Sharp, 1992; Atkin & Atkin, 1989; Nothdurft, 1989; U.S. Department of Labor, 1988;...
Education Majors: Why Teaching as a Career?
Choosing a career is a challenging, exciting, and perhaps even a threatening task for most today. There are thousands of occupations in modern economies from which to select. (Lortie, 1985). Careers undreamed of forty years ago are realistic and growing...
Enhancing Student Motivation: Make Learning Interesting and Relevant
Student motivation is a major problem in classrooms. Many children are bored, inattentive, and unable to see much connection between schoolwork and their lives outside classrooms. Their boredom diminishes attention, lowers achievement, and is a likely...
Evaluating Achievement in Mathematics: Exploring the Gender Biases of Timed Testing
Introduction and Background The negative effects of gender bias can be manifested in many ways. Biases present in instruction can inhibit academic achievement by not recognizing and taking into account individual differences in the ways males and females...
Evaluating Postsecondary Education and Employment for High School Graduates with Physical Disabilities
Introduction Since the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, there has been constant debate and inconsistent interpretation of the meaning of least restrictive environment and its relation to the guarantee of a free and appropriate education (Bowd,...
Fostering Professional Development through Collaborative Research
The professional development of teachers has been an ongoing concern of educators and policy makers (e.g. Hargreaves & Fullan, 1992). Many have advocated the role of teacher-as-researcher for the professional development of teachers. For example,...
High School Teachers and Mainstreaming: Implications for Training
A study conducted to determine teachers perceptions of the reasonableness and frequency of use of accommodative strategies for students who are learning disabled (LD) led to the conclusion that teachers felt that their pre-service and in-service education...
Long-Term Impact of Inservice Instruction for Science Teacher Facilitators
The goal of this paper is to describe the long-term impact of a science inservice course entitled Foundations of Science and Fundamentals of Science teaching. The course emphasized hands-on experiences, content and pedagogical approaches to the teaching...
Mansfield University
Located in the beautiful rugged mountains of North Central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University is a small, rural campus about 30 miles south of Corning, New York, and about five hours northwest of Philadelphia. The institution offers more than 70 two...
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Scores and Certain Physician Attitudinal Variables
Considerable effort has been expended in analyzing the validity of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as a predictor of performance in medical school (Gough, Hall and Harris, 1963). It has also been asserted that the test is adequately fulfilling...
Needed: School Reorganization
Schools is general, and particularly those in metropolitan areas, have what social scientists refer to as tall organizational or institutional structures. This means at least two things. First, it means that schools have long chains of command. For...
Operations Research Solves Real Problems for School Administrators
Some time ago, when I was a doctoral student in education at the University of Pennsylvania, I was required to take several research courses. These courses were all based on standard inferential statistics as applied to the behavioral sciences. I enjoyed...
Professors' Actions and Attitudes: How Do They Relate to One Another?
According to John Donne, "No man is an island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main" (Cohen & Cohen, 1966, p. 144). According to this notion, each of us are readily touched and/or influenced by those with whom...
Recruiting Future Teachers Via Summer Academies
The College of Education at Arkansas State University (ASU) has a problem common to colleges of education at numerous universities: recruiting academically promising students into the teacher education program. The need for more of the "best and brightest"...
Simplifying Handwriting Instruction for the 21st Century
Schools in America have apportioned more and more content to their daily programs without extending the length of the school day and without eliminating the time spend addressing areas of past concern. In order to deliver the most effective educational...
Student Directed Planning: Fostering Student Ownership in Learning
Exploring ways to motivate young students to learn is a never ending quest for educators. Literature suggests that the need to motivate students today is greater than in the past. Teachers at all levels have made efforts to motivate students and to enhance...
Study Habits of Isaac Newton
Of various things a student might learn at school, which does him or her the most good in life? Probably not one of the traditional courses, such as Science, History or English. Rather, study skills are the premier practical attainment. The aphorism...
Test Scores Revisited: Fragment of a Picture
The dramatic dawn of the space age four decades ago, sparked by "Sputnik", led to intensive activity in the area of formal standardized testing. Our schools were and still are looking for potential leaders and scientists, for children and adolescents...
The Behavior-Reward Contingency Plan: An Incentive Program for Education in the 90's
The Behavior-Reward Contingency Plan is designed to assist educators and administrators in creating an environment that is conducive to learning, while ensuring appropriate student behavior. This innovative model is based on the concepts of response...
The Effects of Education on Teacher Retention
Literature on the study of teachers' career choices and retention rates is broad and encompassing. It can be found under several titles, including teacher attrition, teacher survival, teacher retention, teacher burnout, and teacher turnover. At times,...
Therapeutic Justice and Child Abuse
In the United States, children die as a result of child abuse on a statistical average of more than one hundred a month. There are countless others who suffer lifelong trauma and, quite often, today's abused child becomes tomorrow's abusing adult. While...
The Self in the System: A Revision of the Three R's in Response to Relevant Research
The essence of the human resource frame for managing organizations (Bolman & Deal, 1984) seems to be sensitivity to individuals operationalized by acknowledging individual differences, responding to individual needs, and cultivating individual growth...
Who Discerns the Enhancement of Students' Self-Concepts in an Inner-City School?
In their original study, Parish and Necessary (1992) divided a group of 648 second grade students in half. Group A was presented "The Let's Get Excited About Life" self-esteem program (developed by Necessary [1989]) over the next five weeks, while Group...
Writing and Publishing at the Community College: An Editorial Essay
It is very easy to become discouraged with the science and academic community when millions of dollars are spent for dubious research purposes. Prominent administrators and professors of some of the most prestigious universities in the country, have...