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. 124, No. 3, Spring

A Class Exercise to Teach Practical Considerations in Use of Mathematical Models
INTRODUCTION Students majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS) are required to take a course in Decision Support Systems (DSS) as part of their information systems core at this university. In a typical course on DSS, students are taught...
An Analysis of the Experiences of a First-Year Tenure-Track Faculty Member
The concept of tenure is an integral part of the employment relationship between institutions of higher education and individual faculty members (Mawdsley, 1999). Promotion and tenure decisions are often difficult and always have important long-term...
Asking Essay Questions: Answering Contemporary Needs
Essay questions have been a stable fixture of teacher assessment activity for decades. Assessment reforms of the early 90's encouraged the development and use of "newer" forms of assessment including portfolios, performance tasks, and authentic assessments....
Confusion regarding School Counselor Functions: School Leadership Impacts Role Clarity
The ultimate responsibility for the appropriate and effective utilization of all school-based personnel resides with the school principal. Finding the optimal marriage between the needs of a particular school and the diverse training and specialization...
Critical Thinking: An Extended Definition
One definition of critical thinking found in a general psychology text is: "Critical thinking examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions." This text also emphasizes recognizing fallacies in our thinking...
Detection of Escherichia Coli O157: H7 in Fecal Samples in Meat Goats
INTRODUCTION Pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) is recognized as one of the most important food borne human pathogens (Anonymous, 1994; Cray, & Moon, 1995, FDA/CFSAN, 1992). Specifically, E. coli O157: H7 was responsible for 17 of the reported...
Improving Teacher Quality through Professional Development
Introduction In order to achieve America's educational goals, it is imperative that excellent teachers be recruited, prepared, and supported in every school (National Research Council, 1999; Pikulski, 2000). Professional development, as defined...
Job Satisfaction and Pay Satisfaction Levels of University Faculty by Discipline Type and by Geographic Region
Most organizations wisely monitor the satisfaction levels of their employees. Job satisfaction, for example, is related to employee motivation and performance (Ostroff, 1992). Job satisfaction is also significantly linked to employee absenteeism (Hackett...
Learners' Experience of Teaching and Learning in a Second or Third Language
Overview and Rationale Political changes in South Africa have also brought about changes in the country's educational system. Reflections of the change in the educational system are becoming more evident in the schools and classrooms. Learners from...
Learning through Discussion in a Non-Majors Course on Environmental Biology
Introduction As part of my college's General Studies curriculum, Environmental Biology (BIO 104) may be the most socially relevant course I teach. It addresses the significant impacts on nature, due to growing human resource use, increasingly evident...
No Teacher Left Behind: Supporting Teachers as They Implement Standards-Based Reform in a Test-Based Education Environment
While national professional organizations have masterfully crafted standards outlining what students should know and be able to do in an effort to guide school reform and curriculum, a vast chasm has developed between implementation and assessment....
Reclaiming Teacher Preparation for Success in High-Needs Schools
Introduction A careful examination of the nation's teacher shortage statistics reveals that the need for qualified teachers is not equally distributed among our nation's school districts. Even the casual observer quickly notices that the teaching...
Reflective Journals: A Valuable Tool for Teacher Preparation
Many middle-and high-school preservice teachers assume their role is to impart content knowledge. Diligently, they attend to the theory and practice espoused in methods courses. Education courses prepare pre-service teachers for clinical experience....
Religion: Origins and Evolution
The purpose of this paper is to initiate a scientific inquiry into origins of humankind and humankind religions to provide a basis for the evaluation and development of the effectiveness of religious practices. It stems from widespread interest in...
Self-Injury: The Secret Language of Pain for Teenagers
"You have so much pain inside yourself, you try and hurt yourself on the outside because you need help," --Princess Diana, 1996 Self-injury has not been a topic discussed over family dinner. Although self-injury has been plaguing lives for...
Teachers and Schools Can Aid Grieving Students
One universal goal for teachers and schools is to care about the overall development of each student. Recognizing how individuals differ in their abilities and concerns is essential in providing an environment for effective learning. Children vary...
The Responses of Mathematics Teachers to Educational Change: A Namibian Perspective
INTRODUCTION After a protracted armed struggle for liberation from the colonial apartheid government of South Africa, Namibia became an independent nation in 1990. Although the apartheid forces were defeated, the legacies of the illegal and repressive...
When Enough Is Enough
Colleges of education have long endured the slight and even scorn of faculty in other colleges. Writing in 1963, James Conant, who had earlier emerged from the wake of Sputnik I as champion of the comprehensive high school, professed to share the views...
Working through the Challenges: Struggle and Resilience within the Historically Black Land Grant Institutions
The Importance of Legacy The Morrill-Wade Act of 1862 provided for the creation of land grant colleges that would offer an education to a broad range of U.S. citizens primarily involved in agriculture and industrial work. It was not until 1890,...