Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Published semiannually by Allied Academies, the Academy of Educational Leadership Journals is a peer-reviewed journal with articles focusing on education and educational leadership.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 4, 2010

An Exploratory Study of the Effect of Rewards and Deadlines on Academic Procrastination in Web-Based Classes
ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effectiveness of two types of task importance (reward and deadlines) designed to reduce academic procrastination in Web-based classes. The results found students procrastinated less when rewarded for early completion...
Applying Learning Organizations to the Classroom
ABSTRACTThis article is intended to address a common challenge experienced by teachers in higher education - how to blend theory into practice in the classroom. It is premised on the development of a semester-long business simulation project that emphasizes...
Computer-Based Testing: A Comparison of Computer-Based and Paper-and-Pencil Assessment
ABSTRACTThis study examined the difference in test scores for students who engaged in proctored course assessments electronically via computer interface compared to students who took proctored assessments through a paper and pencil format in the classroom....
Differential Effects of Student Characteristics on Performance: Online Vis-a-Vis Offline Accounting Courses
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to examine if there exist any systematic differences in the effects of student characteristics on student performances as measured by test scores between online courses and offline courses. Student characteristics...
Doctoral Programs in Accounting and Intellectual Contributions of Accounting Faculty at Non-Doctoral Institutions
ABSTRACTThis study examines the curricula and training of doctoral accounting students and intellectual contributions of accounting faculty at non-doctoral institutions in Texas. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International...
Evaluating the Level of Critical Thinking in Introductory Investments Courses
ABSTRACTOne challenge of teaching an investments course is raising the level of learning from lower levels of the cognitive domain such as remembering and understanding to higher levels such as evaluating and creating. This paper addresses the development...
Impact of Fiscal Resources Allocation to Schools Based on a Differentiated Supervision Model
ABSTRACTThis study examines the ability of a differentiated supervision model to initiate quality improvements in school systems by classifying schools according to several identified factors and modifying the resources allocated to all schools based...
Improving Ethical Education in the Accounting Program: A Conceptual Course
ABSTRACTThe paper provides a rationale for an accounting ethics course, its placement in the accounting curriculum, and topics to be included in this course. While there is agreement among students, educators and administrators that ethics is important...
Managing Adjunct Professors: Strategies for Improved Performance
ABSTRACTThe use of adjunct professors in higher education is a growing national trend. This article discusses a variety of techniques for improving their performance through orientation and staff development activities. Evaluative comments from adjuncts...
The Impact of Physical Classroom Environment on Student Satisfaction and Student Evaluation of Teaching in the University Environment
ABSTRACTRecently, many colleges and universities have made significant investments in upgraded classrooms and learning centers, incorporating such factors as tiered seating, customized lighting packages, upgraded desk and seat quality, and individual...
The Role and Relationship of Hope, Optimism and Goal Setting in Achieving Academic Success: A Study of Students Enrolled in Online Accounting Courses
ABSTRACTIntelligence, ability, and motivation can attribute to academic success. Additionally, academic success may be dependent upon several other important variables such as hope, optimism and goal setting. Since the 1950's, literature in these areas...
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