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. 29, No. 3, September

A Knowledge Base for Cultural Diversity in Administrator Training
This article investigates the impact and necessity of multicultural training in administrator preparation programs. The impetus centers on the reality of the changing face of the school population and how administrators must be able to make decisions...
An Alternative Model for Decision-Making
Academic decisions often are made in haste, without complete information to support proposed changes, by people chosen for less than optimum reasons to make decisions, and without adequate preparation in terms of time and resources for such decision...
A Reply to Loerke, Jones, and Chow (1999) on the "Psychometric Benefits" of Linked Items
The Loerke, Jones, and Chow (1999) article entitled "Psychometric benefits of soft-linked scoring algorithms in achievement testing" contains many methodological and psychometric errors. Some of these include: a) ignoring basic assumptions of classical...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Implications for the Classroom Teacher
This article is the culmination of field observations, discussions with classroom teachers and a review of the existing research base for meeting the classroom needs of students with attention deficit hyperactive disordered needs. Specifically...
Empowerment: Teacher Perceptions, Aspirations and Efficacy
There is widespread public concern regarding the status of American schooling. There has been substantial interest evolving over the recent years concerning the role of the teacher in decisions made in the operation of schools. This paper examines...
Examining the Extra-Curricular Activity Involvement of 384 Typical High School Students
The study shows that many boys and girls in our high schools are not involved in any extra-curricular activities. This is clearly a failure of accountability in that personal development during adolescent years is dependent upon involvement in such...
Foreign Language Education in Post-Colonial English Speaking Caribbean
Foreign language education in the Caribbean has improved since the post-colonial era. However, language teaching and learning in this region needs to be revisited so that it caters to the needs of a broader society. This can be done with the implementation...
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology: Learning and Attitudinal Impacts on Elementary Students
The research discussed in this manuscript was supported by a capacity building grant funded by the Department of Education as a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology Grant (PT3). The problem was to determine which instruction provided...
Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge about Islam: A Snapshot Post September 11, 2001
Pre-service teachers responded to a twenty-item survey on the topic of Islam. The survey was designed to both assess their knowledge about Islam as well as to gauge their reaction to Islam in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001. An analysis...
Reliability Generalization: An HLM Approach
Hierarchical data structures have been identified in educational and psychological measurement, and statistical approaches are developed to partition the score variances at multiple levels of the data hierarchy. On basis of the classical test theory...
The Psychometric Benefits of Soft-Linked Items: A Reply to Pope and Harley
In this issue, Pope and Harley criticized our recent work with soft-linked items (Loerke, Jones, and Chow, 1999), claiming that soft-linked items are not independent, and thus, violate the basic assumption of classical test theory. Furthermore,...
Use of Precorrection Strategies to Enhance Reading Performance of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems
This study investigates the effectiveness of a precorrection procedure in teaching decoding skills to students with learning and behavior problems. Six students with learning and behavior problems from a public school in southeast Alabama participated...
What Can Online Course Components Teach about Improving Instruction and Learning?
Course design techniques learned from the initial online offering of a general education Oral Communication course can enhance traditional course formats. Electronic course components can increase instructor efficiency while enriching student learning....