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. 123, No. 3, Spring

Academic Dishonesty: A Plague on Our Profession
We live in a time when corporate misdeeds are being exposed at alarming rates; when accounting and auditing schemes are coming to light with frightening frequency, (1) and when political claims, promises, and assurances are subject to ridicule and...
An Analysis of Prevailing Myths regarding Tenure and Promotion
Today the tenure system continues to receive criticism as it relates to how analysis of faculty productivity is determined. Further, the issue of how faculty work is evaluated and rewarded, both in the pre- and post- tenure years (Boyer, 1990, Boyer,...
A Study of School Principals and the Promotion of Nutritional Health in Middle Grade Schools
Increasing nationwide is the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages on school campuses, which has great implications for the health and academic achievement of students. To this end, decisions by school administrators to promote nutritional health...
A Teacher Candidate Induction: Connecting Inquiry, Reflection, and Outcomes
Introduction The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (1996) used the analogy of a "three legged stool" to describe the preparation and continuing development of teachers. The commission envisioned the first leg supporting the improvement...
Changing the Image of an Inner-City School
"The best to worst." This headline in the local daily newspaper was a regular occurrence for several years in the 1980's and early 1990's. While the headline was reporting only SAT and ACT scores it helped to foster a community perception that the...
Comparing the Student Evaluation of 60 Rural and Urban Type High Schools in Southern California
One hundred twenty JROTC students attending a summer leadership workshop were asked to evaluate their high schools using the Senior Student High School Rating Scale (SHRS) (Cassel, & Chow, 2002). The both groups came form JROTC units of California...
Creating Knowledge through Management Education: A Case Study of Human Resource Management
Introduction In the last two decades a new range of business improvement philosophies has emerged since existing versions of management and management theory were viewed as inadequate in a changing world (McAdam & McCreedy 1999:91; Bryans &...
Developing Quality Sociodramatic Play for Young Children
Picture it..... 1955.... Newburgh, N.Y....... two young cousins wander down to the bluffs of the Hudson River. Seeing the thick brush leading down to the river banks, they imagine they are in the wilderness. The young boy, Danny,...
Education and Capital Development: Capital as Durable Personal, Social, Economic and Political Influences on the Happiness of Individuals
The concept of economic capital embodies all tools to generate economic value. Prior to the development of economic markets, such tools were defined by their contribution to human survival. They consisted of physical tools used to amplify, supplement...
Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of "Administrative Support" in Working with Disruptive and Aggressive Students
A supportive environment is critical to the work experiences of any organization. The presence of organizational support and resources may be much more critical for teachers, considering that they are presented with challenges in dealing with a number...
Engaging Highly Transient Students
Standing behind the tall office counter I could see them. Almost everyday, one or two, but usually more, families lined up to register their children in our school. In this section of the township it really doesn't matter what your ethnicity, color,...
Factors Contributing to Teacher Choice of Classroom Order Strategies
Introduction Classroom order remains an important focus of schools and classroom teachers. Teachers use a variety of strategies to maintain order in the classroom. Each strategy has a distinct impact on children. Some are conducive to quality teaching...
Going the Alternate Route: Perceptions from Non-Credentialed Teachers
My experience in my parents' classrooms really prepared me for what a `real' classroom would operate like. Hands-on experience in their rooms was very beneficial for me. Second, my methods courses helped out tremendously (especially...
Intentional Academic Dismissal of Female Students in Educational Administration Preparation Programs
Researchers are conducting studies to find out why females remain a minority in educational administration preparation programs. Some researchers, Malone and Cox (2000) study current issues regarding school administrators within one state. Others,...
Let Democracy Become Alive in the High Schools of America So the Seniors and Parents Can Evaluate Those Programs
In early 1776 Thomas Paine wrote his famous pamphlet entitled "Common Sense" describing the nature of human freedom which captured the imagination of Thomas Jefferson who on 2 July 1776 wrote the Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to...
Locus of Control and At-Risk Youth: A Comparison of Regular Education High School Students and Students in Alternative Schools
There are many indicators that America's youth continues to struggle with school failure and problem behavior. Some indications of these problems include: (a) one out of four students drop out of high school (these percentages raise to 50% in poor,...
Maximizing Learning and Attitudinal Gains through Integrated Curricula
I. Introduction In 1983, Secretary of Education Terrel Bell and the National Commission on Excellence in Education released A Nation at Risk. The report reflected anxieties about the preparation of students for the rapidly changing world. Many initiatives...
New Classroom Rules to Promote Preservice Elementary Teachers' Mathematics Learning
Do university mathematics courses required for preservice elementary teachers prepare them for the elementary classrooms envisioned by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000)? These...
Parents of Seniors Perform a Major Annual Civic Duty by Evaluating the West Tennessee High School Program
Findings on Evaluation The findings on evaluation clearly indicate that persons responsible for the development and implementing of programs are typically not able to perceive errors that are being made. This is true largely because it would tend...
Preparing Preservice Teachers for Inclusion in Secondary Classrooms
In 1975, PL 94-142, The Education for all Handicapped Children Act paved the way for students with disabilities between the ages of 5 and 21 to be educated whenever possible with students without disabilities. The subsequent amendments to this law,...
Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence in Preservice Teachers through Second Language Use
Prospective teachers enter their teacher education programs with many years of personal experiences in the schools, along with strongly held beliefs about teaching. The experiences and beliefs of preservice teachers interact with the curriculum of...
Reflections from First-Year Teachers: Responses from Sallie Mae Award Winners
As a ten-year member of this panel, I collected anecdotal and survey responses from winning candidates. The data are strikingly similar, and while not scientific, reveal characteristics and attitudes predictive of excellence as a teaching professional....
Seniors at a Western Tennessee High School Perform Their "Civic Duty" by Evaluating Their High School Program
The seniors students at a Western Tennessee High School completed an important "civic duty" that is characteristic of grown individuals in a democratic society. They used the Senior Student High School Rating Scale by Cassel (2002). The scale has 10...
Seniors at Pleasantville High School Perform Their Annual Civic Duty by Evaluating Their High School Program
The Seniors at Pleasantville High School in New Jersey perform their annual civic duty by evaluating the high school program.. They used The Senior Student High School Ratings Scale by Cassel (2002a). It has It has 10 major scores: 1. Job Career Plan....
Storytelling: Using a Case Method Approach in Administrator Preparation Programs
This is to explain how a modified case method is being used to teach concepts of school administration to educators entering public school administration. While traditional methods may be effective in covering many aspects of educational leadership,...
The Effect of Attendance on Undergraduate Methods Course Grades
A college degree is a prized commodity earned by years of hard work and perseverance. It can make the difference in obtaining good jobs, promotions in current positions, future advancements and salary increases. Those without a college degree can be...
The Influence of Technology on the Initiation of Interpersonal Relationships (1)
INTRODUCTION The world has witnessed a steady increase in the advent, adoption, and widespread use of new and varied technologies. With this proliferation of technology, scholars and lay people alike are beginning to ask the question, "How does...
Urban Education: Connections between Research, Propaganda and Prevailing Views of Education
The following general summary statements, in two parts, are provided to give a brief overview of some of the misconceptions about American education and to further provide some broad contextual framework for major educational and social issues. This...
Use of Great Books in the Development of Assertiveness
We have asserted the essentiality of assertiveness in the development of character (2001, 2002). The young person, to live a successful life, must develop the ability to recognize worthy goals and to be actively involved in life so as to bring those...
Vision 2020: Modernizing the Academy with Preservation of Past Prospicience and Foresight for the Future at a Research-Intensive University
This synopsis for a document entitled, "Vision 2020: Modernizing the Academy with Preservation of Past Prospicience and Foresight for the Future at Jackson State University," represents the culmination of extensive discourse, deliberation and debate...
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