Journal of Instructional Psychology

Published quarterly by Project Innovation, the Journal of Instructional Psychology was founded in 1974. This professional journal covers instructional and educational management, bilingual and multicultural aspects and technology and education. Articles in the Journal of Instructional Psychology include the topics of education, psychology and psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, December

Beyond Brown: Examining the Perplexing Plight of African American Principals
The purpose of this article was to determine to what extent does a principal candidate's race determines his or her placement. Critical Race Theory was used as a theoretical framework to illuminate possible bias and provide socio-historical context....
Classroom Assessment Strategies: What Do Students At-Risk and Teachers Perceive as Effective and Useful?
With the focus on standardized tests, it appears that we are leaving classroom assessments and students at-risk of school failure behind. This quantitative study investigated the perceptions of junior high school teachers, and students at risk of school...
Do the Low Levels of Reading Course Material Continue? an Examination in a Forensic Psychology Graduate Program
Clump, Bauer, and Bradley (2004) and Burchfield and Sappington (2000) previously found extremely low levels of reading in undergraduate psychology courses. The current study investigated whether these low levels of reading are also found with graduate...
Learning Problems Reported by College Students: Are They Using Learning Strategies?
As teachers of higher education, we expect students to enter college with some understanding of what it means to be an effective learner and the ability to apply effective learning strategies. Unfortunately, many students do not develop effective learning...
Meanings of Child's Play According to Turkish Early Childhood Educators: A Phenomenological Study
Play is a very critical element in and has important long-lasting impacts on child's development and learning. However, it has numerous definitions many of which are unclear. There is also a lack of research done with Turkish participants about the...
Required Discussion Web Pages in Psychology Courses and Student Outcomes
We conducted 2 studies that investigated student outcomes when using discussion Web pages in psychology classes. In Study I, we assigned 213 students enrolled in Introduction to Psychology courses to either a mandatory or an optional Web page discussion...
Students' Perceptions of the Value of a Self-Study Writing Assignment
The purpose of this study was to examine students' perceptions of a self-study assignment, a requirement for a life-span human development course. A survey assessing attitudes regarding the value of the writing assignment was completed by 278 students....
Topical and Applied Interests of Introductory Psychology Students
Using forced-choice and continuous measures, introductory psychology students reported highest interest for the topical areas of clinical and social psychology (over biological, cognitive, and developmental) and for the applied areas of education and...
Turkish Parents' Dialogical Storybook Reading Experiences: A Phenomenological Study
Dialogical storybook reading is a technique that supports the language skills competencies of children. With this study the dialogical storybook reading technique is introduced to Turkish parents. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine...