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. 126, No. 3, Spring

Acceptability of Treatment for a Student Sleeping in the College Classroom
Research in the area of treatment acceptability is relatively new to the area of education and psychology. The term treatment acceptability, a component of social validity, was defined by Kazdin (1980) as judgments of treatments by actual or potential...
A Comparative Analysis of Female Representation in the Faculties of Engineering and Law in a Nigerian University
Introduction Knowledge is the defining mark of modern societies. Universities are the key institutions for preserving knowledge from the past as well as producing knowledge for the future. Governments rely on higher education and research institutions...
African-Centered Education: An Approach to Schooling for Social Justice for African American Students
Introduction The purpose of this essay is to investigate the effect that public "schooling" has on the "education" of African Americans, and to argue for the implementation of African-centered curriculum and instruction for African American students....
An Assessment of Teachers' Attitude towards Teaching Profession in Midwestern Nigeria
INTRODUCTION Recent events in Nigeria show that the traditional respect and prestige enjoyed by teachers in the society have been eroded quite considerably (Awanbor, 1996) and indeed, loss of interest and attraction to the teaching profession. Consequently,...
Assessment of Achievement and Personal Qualities under Constructionist Learning Environment
Behavioral psychology was a dominant influence on education for many years (Druin & Solomon, 1996; Tullavantana, 2002). According to the behaviorist viewpoint, teachers are the disseminators of information and students are passive recipients of...
A Survey of Teachers' Perceptions of the Function and Purpose of Student Support Teams
Student intervention assistance programs go by a number of names depending upon the state where they are found. Some state educational legislation refers to these teams as "student study teams", "building based student support teams", "multidisciplinary...
Children of Abuse and School Discourse: Implications for Teachers and Administration
Children of domestic abuse, whether living in the situation or transitioning out of the situation, have several safety related needs that urgently require attention from school professionals. Children of abuse do not have a stable and secure situation...
Classrooms: How to Turn Them from Battlegrounds to Connecting Places
How are things going in our nation's classrooms? Well, according to Basic, Balaz, Uzelac, and Jugovac (1997), students in the first four grades often place high value on their schooling, while students in the later grades are not nearly so positive....
Improving Group Work: Voices of Students
Introduction For those who use group projects, the teaching strategy is particularly appealing because of its versatility. Group projects can be organized as short-term or long-term projects. Short-term group projects might have students work together...
Influences of Experiences and Training on Effective Teaching Practices to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners in Schools
Introduction This paper discusses one component of an ongoing project to explore differentiated instruction (DI) as an approach for meeting the academic and related needs of the wide array of diverse learners in schools. The project, The 3 Dimensions...
Multiple Voices, Multiple Realities: Self-Defined Images of Self among Adolescent Hispanic English Language Learners
Introduction Recent studies in SLA have focused attention on the need to better understand language learners' subjectivities--interests, motivation, expectations and needs (Norton-Peirce & Toohey 2001: New London Group 1996) as a basic requirement...
No Child Left Behind: A Successful Implementation
W. C. Howard has a combined 35 years experience in research and teaching in education, and Mary Rice-Crenshaw is a 25 year veteran in research and teaching in education. The two collaborated to create a model of school reform that has successfully...
Public Law 107-110 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Support or Threat to Education as a Fundamental Right?
"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice and secure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and ensure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity do ordain and...
Relationship between Locus of Control and Health-Related Variables
Locus of Control (LOC) refers to an individual's personal belief that the events which occur in life are either a result of personal control and effort, or outside forces such as fate and luck. Perception of positive and negative events as being consequences...
Review of the Literature on Information Skills Instruction
Introduction This paper presents an overview of the literature regarding information skills instruction. First, I will present Miller's instructional approaches in pedagogy as a general theory of instructional approaches. Then, I will arrange this...
The Effect of an Educational Program on Technological Literacy-The Example of a Design College in Taiwan
Introduction Advances in technology have improved human life in the areas of food processing and consumption, the promotion and marketing of products, health care, recreation, public transportation and the development of both knowledge and spirit....
The Effect of Reciprocal Peer Counselling in the Enhancement of Self-Concept among Adolescents
Introduction The desire for a positive evaluation of self affects a person's feelings, actions, and aspirations throughout life. School experiences play an important role in the development of self-perceptions in the course of childhood and adolescence...
The Impact of New Funding Formula on School Finance Equity in Missouri
School finance equity has been one of the key issues in educational policy for the past few decades. Since the 1970s, states have implemented a number of educational finance reforms in response to court orders, and political forces and public demand...
The Keirsey Temperament Model: A Model for Helping Educational Administrators Facilitate Ethical Decision Making
Presently, a significant movement is occurring in the business world regarding business leaders/administrators and ethical decision making. Handy (1999) has pointed out that even in the profit oriented world of business, an understanding and application...
The Rural Principal's Role with Consideration for Special Education
Schools continue to place learners with disabilities in the general education classroom and provide special education services in that environment (Sage and Burrello, 1994). This trend, developed from shifts in both general and special education, promotes...
Unpacking Charter Schools: A Knapsack Filled with a Few Broken Promises
There has been much hoopla surrounding the notion that charter schools may be a viable option for urban youth. However, the existing information on this issue may be easily dissimulated considering less sloganeering about charter school theories and...
When Preservice Teachers Struggle or Fail: Mentor Teachers' Perspectives
The Question As a Professional Development School (Hohnes Group, 1986: 1990), teachers at Alpha Senior High School have been intensively involved in preservice education efforts for over a decade. Alpha Senior High School faculty have served in...