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. 4, Summer

122 JROTC Students from 30 Different High Schools Out-Do 766 Typical High School Students on Personal Development
Repeated studies at both the high school and college levels demonstrate that JROTC at high school level and ROTC at college level generally display statistically significant higher personal development for the student taking JROTC or ROTC than other...
Accessibility of Elementary Schools' Web Sites for Students with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides the same civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities as other federal laws that prevent discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, and religion (Button &...
A Comparison of Traditional and Reform Mathematics Curricula in an Eighth-Grade Classroom
Introduction Prominent organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have identified aspects of mathematics classroom instruction that must be changed to improve mathematics...
A High School Drop-Out Prevention Program for the At-Risk Sophomore Students
Peter Drucker, father of management (1989), insists that schools need to change and begin to prepare students for the "world of tomorrow." He insists that we are in a social and technological revolution that will drastically changed the meaning of...
A History of the Doctor of Arts Tradition in American Higher Education
The D.A. Degree: Advent of Interdisciplinary College Pedagogical Scholarship Astonishingly, few academicians in American higher education are aware of a rich historical tradition of doctoral preparation of college teachers. The doctoral preparation...
An Analysis of Gender and the Mathematical Reasoning Ability Sub-Skill of Analysis-Synthesis
The difference between the achievement of girls and boys in mathematics has been an issue in the educational arena for more than a century. This difference has prompted researchers to focus their studies on different variables believed to be associated...
Art as Projective Medium: An Educational Psychological Model to Address Unresolved Trauma in Young Adults
Introduction People are daily in a process of creating meaning in their lives through expression. These meanings are based on their personal and unique experiences. One could therefore assume that the disturbing contents in their artwork, as well...
Assuring Quality of a Module in Human Resource Management: Learners' Perceptions
1 Introduction An assessment of the quality of learning programmes comes at a time when concern for quality in higher education is perhaps at an all time high (Nielsen 1997:288; Eaton 1999:26). Being quality minded in education means caring about...
Blogging and Blogspots: An Alternative Format for Encouraging Reflective Practice among Preservice Teachers
Introduction In our effort to meet the requirements of departmental initiatives to increase the reflective practice of preservice teachers, we explored several types of student journaling. Traditional journaling activities used by teacher education...
Business-Like Accountability in Education: Commentary on Morrill to Baldrige
Introduction and Preface to the Malcolm Baldrige Awards This article functions in three separate yet interconnected ways. To begin, the Malcolm Baldrige Awards are defined as an effort towards inculcating "accountability" in education. These awards...
Community Building to Serve All Students
Sometimes, as a new principal, we forget the process of education extends beyond the walls of the school or even the classroom. Important learnings take place within the school community as well as the school. Realizing and valuing community support...
Ethnic Composition of the Clientele and the Managerial Challenges of Private Urban Child Care Centers: Some Strategic Implications
Introduction One of the challenges of the working mothers has been to locate an affordable childcare, especially among the low-income families. In fact, the economic burden on young dual income families has been quite substantial. A few studies...
Getting Kids Hooked on Reading-Early!
Personalizing Material to Enhance Focus For the past 30 years, educators have realized the value of personalization to produce significant improvement in reading--children need to become actively engaged in the story line that reinforces correct...
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 the off-campus)...
Great Expectations for Student Teachers: Explicit and Implied
In preservice teacher education universities strive to devote a considerable portion of the curricula to clinical experiences in K-12 schools. From the beginning of coursework in education are interwoven classroom experiences intended to expose potential...
Instructional Strategies in Organic Chemistry Teaching: Perception of Science and Agriculture Undergraduate Students in Botswana
Introduction Effective teaching and learning in any subject at any institution are dependent on the instructional strategies used. This is a major factor responsible for the level of performance in any subject by the students. Learning difficulties...
Stories of Collaboration: A Middle School Science Teacher and a Physics Professor
Introduction The National Science Education Standards (NSES) provide guidelines for how science should be taught in K-12 schools where the process of achieving science literacy in all Americans begins (National Research Council [NRC], 1996). To...
Teachers' Attitudes towards Abstinence-Only Sex Education Curricula
Introduction While debate may continue as to what is the most appropriate form of human sexuality education in America, few debate its importance. Many components comprise a sexuality curriculum and are vigorously debated [1]. Yet, the most important...
Team Teaching and the Question of Philosophy
There was a child went forth every day, And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder, pity, love, or dread, that object he became, And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain part of the day, or...
The Personal Development Test and the Cognitive Dissonance Test: A Comparison
Personal Development In 1987 The American Psychiatric Association introduced the "Global Functioning" concept as a very basic element and condition in relation to the health and welfare of individuals. The concept was discussed in some detail in...
Use of Computers by Secondary Teachers: A Report from a University Service Area
Introduction and Theoretical Framework Over the past ten years the United States has spent more than $19 billion on developing information technology infrastructure in local school districts and classrooms. As a result of those efforts, the number...
Use of Personal Development Test to Identify High School & College Dropout Students
Today we have one million high school dropout students in our prisons, and another million that have not gone to college, with large sampling of African American and Spanish American students present. These two populations have a lower literacy rate...

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