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. 133, No. 2, Winter

An Analysis of Teacher Absence and Student Achievement
Educators, policy makers, and the general public have a longstanding interest in teacher absenteeism and its relationship to student achievement (Allen, 1983; Caruso, Cassel, & Blumsack, 2009; Clotfelter, Ladd, & Vigdor, 2007; Herrmann &...
An Ecologist Is Born: An Integrated Experiential Learning Activity
During a discussion about local wildlife, I was startled when one of my wife's second grade students could not identify a cardinal perched outside the classroom window. Even more disturbing, no classmate could help the student name the bird. Second...
An Empirical Investigation of the Moral Judgment Development of a Sample of High School Kuwaiti Teachers
Recent years have witnessed a growing interest and concern among educationists, psychologists, philosophers and theologians in studying morality and moral development. Perhaps the major important contribution by a psychologist to the field of moral...
A Qualitative Examination of Social Interaction during Cooperative Computer Activities
Since the mid-1980s when computers began to be introduced into classrooms, there have been dramatic changes in education. Increasing numbers of teachers use computers to facilitate their curriculum and classroom activities (Macaruso & Walker, 2008;...
A Study of Interrelationships between Selected Variables in a Web-Based Learning Environment
Web-based instruction (WBI) has gained momentum and become one of the most successful media for delivering instruction due to its ability to increase students' motivation and self-esteem, to enhance teaching and learning by accessing and exchanging...
Encouraging Discussion between Teacher Candidates and Families with Exceptional Children
Upon entering their practica and student teaching, many teacher candidates have had no to limited contact with exceptional students. Often they are unaware of the realities of having a student with disabilities in their classroom. While issues such...
Flooding the Zone: A Ten-Point Approach to Assessing Critical Thinking as Part of the AACSB Accreditation Process
Initial accreditation of a business program by the Academy for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a happy event. The accreditation process can take years, with no assurance of success. Upon achieving this milestone, Dean Denise...
Minority-Serving Institutions and Their Contribution to Advancing Multicultural Teacher Education Pedagogy
Teachers of color can bring a rich, cultural perspective to the classroom and provide their students with insight to the diverse elements of society. The presence of culturally and linguistically diverse teachers in the classroom presents opportunities...
Motivating Weak Students: A Critical Discussion and Reflection
1. Introduction Higher Education in the UK is facing a steady flood of students, and there is no sign of an end to this trend. This expansion is associated with a more diverse student body--students are diverse in terms of their prior experiences,...
Poverty-Stricken Schools: What We Can Learn from the Rest of the World and from Successful Schools in Economically Disadvantaged Areas in the US
In December of 2010, many Americans were shocked when the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced the latest scores of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests. For the first time, China was in first...
Quality Teaching in Mathematics
Teaching and Learning in Mathematics A major problem in teaching is that the teacher may wish to move forward too rapidly within a lesson which makes for pupil difficulty in keeping up with the facts, concepts, and generalizations being taught....
School Leadership and Counselors Working Together to Address Bullying
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) (2010, August), U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences published report about one third (32%) of middle and high school students are physically bullied and over...
Teachers' Perspective on Whether the Mathematics Reform Will Change Turkey's Ranking in TIMSS
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a well-known international study, yielding a wide range of data on the science and mathematics achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students around the world. TIMSS was first administered...
The Influence of Daily Structured Physical Activity on Academic Progress of Elementary Students with Intellectual Disabilities
In recent years, conclusive evidence has indicated that physical activity in school-aged children can not only have a positive impact on health-related areas of need (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), 2010; Pate, Davis, Robinson, Stone,...
The University Culture
Each university has a unique and cherished culture. This culture is born from the institution's history and is steeped in tradition. This tradition in turn reinforces that history and works to incorporate newcomers into the culture by instilling defined...
Training a General Educator to Use Function-Based Support for Students at Risk for Behavior Disorders
Function-based support (FBS) is an intervention strategy for decreasing problem behaviors and increasing replacement behaviors through three consecutive processes: (a) conducting functional behavioral assessment (FBA), (b) using FBA results to develop...
Using Teacher Work Sample Methodology in the College Classroom: Two Professors' Experience
In today's era of accountability, it is well understood that a teacher's role is to cause students' learning (Wiggins, 2009). Both P-12 teachers and teacher educators are cognizant of accountability demands. Teacher education programs are held accountable...
Validity and Reliability Studies on the Scale of the Reasons for Academic Procrastination
Introduction Within the complexity of the modern life, the effective use of time becomes an important issue. Regardless of variables such as gender, educational background, age and occupation, this issue can be observed at every point of the society...