Educational Research Quarterly

Educational Research Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, September

Behavior and Performance in the Economics Classroom
If we're teaching brilliantly, but in the classroom uncivil behavior occurs and we ignore it, then we're also teaching something else-that those behaviors are permissible. By default, we encourage the behavior. (Gerald Amada, 1999, Chronicle of Higher...
California's Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (II/USP): An Assessment of Principals' Perceptions after One Year
This study examined the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program component of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 which is designed to raise the student achievement levels of the lowest performing schools. The centerpiece...
California's Newest Wave of Education Reform: A Missed Opportunity to Rethink Instructional Support Resource Allocation to Low-Performing SchoolsLow-Performing Schools
One feature of California's newest wave of public school reform is improving theinstructional delivery systems of schools. Successful delivery systems include the key components of well-trained teachers and ample supplies of high quality instructional...
Comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults with Mental Retardation
This study investigated the comorbidity of ADHD in adults with MR. A sample of 57 MR adults, residing at an institutional setting, were screened for ADHD characteristics. The ADHD diagnostic characteristics listed in the DSM-III-R and the DSM-IV were...
GEOGRAPHIC METHODS & POLICY: Using Geographic Information Systems to Inform Education Policy
When maps are used in conjunction with relational databases they provide a geographical (and visual) context with which to describe and analyze information. This unique combination of map and database comprises what is called a geographic information...
Retirement Continues to Elude Me
I am serving in my 47th year in education and love every minute of every day on the job. Noel Coward, the great playwright and composer said, "Work is more fun than fun" and that's how I've come to feel. It wasn't always this way. At different times...
The Eight-Year Study Revisted: John Burroughs School, St. Louis, Missouri
In 1932, the Progressive Education Association commenced the "Eight-Year Study," an experiment designed to identify changes from the traditional, humanities-based curriculum that would benefit students entering colleges and universities. Thirty schools...