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. 119, No. 4, Summer

Action Research: A Survey of Aacte-Member Institutions
Introduction A popular and widely-used strategy, action research, focuses on collaborative activities between schools, colleges, or departments of education (SCDE) and P12 schools to connect theory and application. Action research has been defined...
Adolescent Depression: Links to Academic Coping and Perceived Autonomy Support
One major focus of adolescent research concerns their experience with depression. According to Peterson et al. (1993), a major impetus for this work is that depression stands out among psychological problems of adolescence for its impact on adjustment...
American Academy of School Psychology
The American Academy of School Psychology is a professional organization whose membership is composed of school psychologists who have earned the Diploma of the American Board of Professional (ABPP) with specialization in school psychology. The American...
An Empirical Study of Student Relationships and Academic Achievement
Past school climate literature historically has been related to two traditions: the investigation of school effects and the study of organizational climate (Anderson, 1982). One of the earliest concepts of a school's climate, developed by Halpin and...
Board Certification in School Psychology
Thirty-one years ago the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) recognized school psychology as a psychology specialty. As a result, school psychologists joined their colleagues from the clinical, counseling, and industrial psychology specialties...
Brain and Learning Research: Implications for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Teachers and administrators face enormous challenges to effectively prepare all students for a technological and global society. There is an ever-increasing diverse range of student abilities, as well as a multiplicity of intelligences, present in...
Characteristics of Effective Middle Level Teachers
Middle level teachers are a special breed. These people are seen by many to be a little odd, because they have to be to deal with children between the ages of 10-15. Students at this age require special treatment since they are going through a lot...
Developing a Positive Relationship: The Most Significant Role of the Supervising Teacher
Supervising teachers, as on-site educators and practitioners of theory, have a significant role to play in teacher education. Supervising teachers' responsibilities are far-reaching and encompass three areas. First, supervising teachers play a major...
Diplomates in School Psychology: Architects of Effective Learning
Introduction and Overview During the past nearly two decades, and especially since 1983, educational reform efforts have been a hallmark of American education. As evidenced by the continuing succession of new attempts to produce more acceptable...
How 41 Education Agencies Identify Students with Emotional Problems
The literature indicates that the category of serious emotional disabilities (SED) is the most underrepresented of all the categories of educational disability (Forness & Knitzer, 1992). This under-identification is often attributed to variations...
Improving Test Practices to Require and Evaluate Higher Levels of Thinking
Introduction In 1852, John Henry Newman (1996) wrote that knowledge was more than a mere collection of facts, "Knowledge is a something and does a something" (p. 107). This statement reflects the need for students to be reflective thinkers. Higher...
Improving the Quality of Teachers' Classroom Tests
Introduction A recent graduate class in tests and measurements was introduced to the topics of authentic assessment, alternative assessment, and assessment portfolios. Most of the 26 K-12 teachers in the class were currently relying on tests provided...
Improving Undergraduate Student Involvement in Management Science and Business Writing Courses Using the Seven Principles in Action
Student performance is the most important outcome of education. Moreover, in the early 1990s the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a discriminating business school accrediting agency, modified its regulations. Consequently,...
Intrapersonal Intelligence: Affective Factors in Thinking
The issue of defining intelligence has been a difficult and controversial subject for both psychologists and educators alike. Most recently the trend has been to include aspects of thinking and learning that emphasize its highly personalized and self-reflective...
Minority Children & Their Over-Representation in Special Education
Introduction A nationwide statistical analysis of placement into special education done by Kilalea Associates in 1980 (News Digest, 1987), based upon data from the US. Office for Civil Rights, has observed that "a minority student was found to be...
Permanent vs Temporary School Facilities: Decision Making in an Information-Rich Environment
The purpose of this paper is to set forth the issues that are pertinent to any decision a school board might make regarding permanent vs temporary construction of school buildings and to demonstrate how information from a variety of sources can be...
Principal and Counselor Collaboration
Constituencies in the United States continue their demands for school reform, schools attempt to educate a more diverse student population, and educators strive to contribute solutions to public educational problems as this century concludes. It is...
"Principals" for Hands-On Science
Semester after semester, preservice teachers are being exposed to hands-on science activities in their college science methods courses. (Most, but not all, preservice teachers were never taught the hands-on method while a student in elementary school.)...
School Renewal: Analysis and Findings from a School-University Partnership
As the twentieth century draws to a close, educators are being held accountable for school improvements that, supposedly, occurred during the last two decades. The public wants evidence that their schools are improving. The following renewal project...
Schools as Developmental Clinics: Overcoming the Shadows Three Faces
The Shadow Everything with substance casts a shadow (Zweig and Abrams 1991). So it is with education; and, perhaps a larger shadow than most. To the point, I see the shadow in education as having three main faces (1) the hidden curriculum which...
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
It hasn't been until only recently that the issue of sexual harassment has become an acknowledged problem on college campuses. Across the nation, sexual harassment has become a major issue in higher education as media coverage and public awareness...
Stressors in Puerto Rican Children as a Result of Hurricane Georges
Hurricane Georges hit Puerto Rico with full force in the evening of September 21, 1998. As a result thousand of persons were forced into shelters. The American Red Cross and other National and Local agency response included a full complement of mental...
Subject Specialization in Teacher Education: An Experience in a Canadian Native School
Much has been written about the needs of Native Indian students and the adaptations which should be made in school programs. It is imperative that these needs be reflected in teacher education programs which prepare teachers for schools with a Native...
Teaching Values through Elementary Social Studies and Literature Curricula
Educating children to take personal responsibility for their actions is both a parental and a societal responsibility. Certainly schools can teach the democratic values that help sustain us as a nation: respect for all people, reverence for the sanctity...
The American Academy of School Psychology Offers Promise for School Problems and `a Nation at Risk'
The national commission that did "a nation at risk" report suggesting that our schools were failing seriously clearly indicated that the problems have to do with two things: (1) learning, and (2) human behavior. The American Academy of School Psychology...
The Effect of Student-Faculty Interaction on College Students' Academic Achievement and Self Concept
Numerous projects have focused on the relationship between student-faculty interactions and outcome variables such as academic achievement and overall satisfaction of college students (e.g., Lamport, 1993; Pascarella, 1980; Pascarella & Terenzini,...
The Essential Elements of Motivation for Students and Teachers
Interestingly, some say that teachers are at fault for the problems that we are currently experiencing in our nation's schools. Others say that students are really to blame, while still others argue that everyone simply lacks the motivation to improve...
The Modern City as a Multicultural Metropolis: Consumer, Civility and Collegial Triangles
Consumer Implications There are hidden inter-connecting triangles in our growing metropolitan communities, and most local economies have the characteristics of progress, promise and prosperity. The cost of living in metropolitan cities, like Sacramento,...
The Relationship between Play and Music in Early Childhood: Educational Insights
Introduction Plato remarked as early as 300 BC that music was the most powerful educational aid. This could also be said of play. Children have a natural inclination to sing and play, and these activities form a vital part of their development....
Toward Spirituality in Curriculum and Teaching
Looking back at the fifties, the height of modern materialism, something quite profound began to happen to us in America. Many were achieving the house in the suburb and the station wagon in the driveway. But something seemed to be missing as many...
Using a Game-Format to Teach National Educational Standards to Aspiring School Administrators
Playing games in a graduate class for instructional leaders may seem childish. But the "proster theory" (Hart, 1992) asserts that the upper most part of the human brain functions best when the environment is supportive and non-threatening. Perhaps...
Using a Questionnaire to Assess Prospective Teachers' Attitudes toward Multicultural Education Issues
Introduction As we approach the twenty-first century, the population of the U.S. is becoming more diverse, with minority populations and sub-populations increasing in numbers. Consequently, the student population in the public schools is changing...