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. 120, No. 3, Spring

A Clear Link between School and Teacher Characteristics, Student Demographics, and Student Achievement
Introduction With the growing national interest in educational accountability, educational reform and improved students' achievement, it is important to conduct a study that can provide information about the relationship between educational resources,...
A Half Century of Prison Psychology: 1950-2000
Introduction The purpose of this writing is to compare the picture of correctional psychology today with its counterpart a half century ago. A good starting point might be the following composite summarizing psychology's status and functions within...
A Research Based Model for a Developmental Education Program and Its Mathematics Component
Introduction Compensatory education had its beginnings in the early colleges of America where the students who needed tutoring in Latin were seen as compensatory students. The history of compensatory education can be traced from these roots in the...
A Strategy for Helping Students Learn How to Learn
Introduction Successful people know how to learn. This key to success has never been more important than it is today in our information-saturated society. Marygrove College faculty recognize the importance of learning how to learn and have made...
Child Abuse & Report Cards
Introduction One of the most serious problems in our society is the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect of our children. Children are helpless victims of abuse, and they desperately need the assistance of another adult to aid them....
Choosing Evaluation Procedures
Much attention has been given to the selection of appraisal procedures in evaluating pupil achievement. There are numerous hierarchical approaches which may be used to appraise pupil progress as well as those that tend to be more democratic. Hierarchical...
Comparing Students with High and Low Preferences for Tactile Learning
There has been a good deal of research assessing the learning style preferences of students (Carbo, 1983; James & Galbraith, 1984; Reed, 1996). This research has consistently revealed a strong relationship between academic achievement and individual...
Comparing the Democratic Maturity and Self-Fulfillment between College Afrotc Cadets and Teacher-Preparation Students
Groups Involved The Air Force cadet group included 76 college students at a major university in California. They ranged in age from 18 to 26 years with a mean age of 20.45 and a standard deviation of 1.86 years. There were 57 males and 19 females...
Comparing the Leadership Development between High School Jrotc Cadets and Beginning College School Administrator Students
The present study sought to make comparisons between JROTC students and beginning school administrator students on The Leadership Ability Evaluation (LAE) by Cassel and Stancik (1995). The test is based on the research of Kurt Lewin (1936) and others...
Comparison of 40 States' Procedures for Identifying Students with Serious Educational Problems
The literature indicates that the category of serious emotional disabilities (SED) is the most underrepresented of all the categories of educational disability (Forness & Knitzer, 1992). This under-identification is often attributed to variations...
Comparison of Democratic Maturity and Self-Fulfillment between High School Af Jrotc Cadets and Upper Division College Students
Groups Involved The first group included 154 high school Air Force JROTC cadets in a San Diego high school. They ranged in age from 14 to 20 years with a mean age of 16.05, and with a standard deviation of 1.03 years. There were 70 females and 84...
Compulsory Education in Sweden
Introduction Few people have so depended upon education to transform their country as have the Swedes. Relatively isolated, Sweden in the late Middle Ages had few natural resources and a low population density. The Franciscan and Dominican Catholic...
Developing Empathy through Children's Literature
Seven-year-old Joshua returns to class after being absent for two weeks with the flu. Although normally he comes to school happy, today he stands close to his mother at the door, eyes filled with tears as he looks into the room. One of the...
Early Childhood Education Programs Can Make a Difference in Academic, Economic, and Social Arenas
As the year 2000 approaches, states are not progressing uniformly toward meeting the first of eight national education goals - by the year 2000, all children will start school ready to learn - enacted in Goals 2000 legislation (Lunenburg & Irby,...
Examining Six Different Leadership Styles in Relation to Constrained Change at Winona State University
During the 1997-98 academic year, faculty in the College of Education at Winona State University were confronted with six major organizational transitions: Teacher Licensure, Minnesota Graduation Standards, a Laptop University Initiative, Semester...
Grade Inflation: The Effects on Educational Quality and Personal Well Being
Reports of grade inflation have been widely circulated. Though occasionally disputed (Bracey, 1994), they reveal that grade inflation is a reality. For example, Juola (1977) has reported changes in GPA's of 134 colleges from 1965 to 1973, showing an...
How Innovative Middle School Mathematics Can Change Prospective Elementary Teachers' Conceptions
Over the past decade, mathematics education reforms have challenged teachers to expand their pedagogical repertoire to include classroom activities that allow students to pose and solve rich problems and reason mathematically (Mathematical Sciences...
How to Be a Good Advisee
Academic advising is a reciprocal activity; it takes both an advisor and advisee working together as a team for the activity to fully succeed. Effective advising relationships help enhance students' academic progress; improve students' emotional state;...
Identifying the First Offenders by Use of Jrotc Self-Fulfillment Inventory Scores
The Self-fulfillment Inventory (SELF) is designed to identify the nature and degree of "cognitive dissonance" (hurts and pain presently suffering) an individuals is presently experiencing, but not the why. It is based solidly on the "free association"...
Improving Undergraduate Student Involvement in Management Science and Business Writing Courses Using the Seven Principles in Action
Student performance is the most important outcome of education. Moreover, in the early 1990s the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a discriminating business school accrediting agency, modified its regulations. Consequently,...
Leadership That Inspires Excellence
We fight wars with machinery, but we win wars with people. --Gen George S. Patton It was one of the most carefully planned missions of the Linebacker campaign. For days, with the help of the latest special intelligence-gathering techniques, we...
North American Employee Attitudes in the 1900's: Changing Attitudes for Changing Times
During the decade of the 1990's, numerous changes have occurred in the North American industrial sector with seven million Americans having lost their jobs since 1987 (Cascio, 1995) while numerous commercial areas expanded their employee base. Employer-employee...
Parent Perceptions of a Co-Taught Inclusive Classroom
In the past few decades, the integration of children with disabilities into general education classrooms has become an accepted principle. Parents who were once told that a segregated program would provide the "best setting" for their children with...
Professional Growth through Self-Reflection and Writing
Professional Growth through Self-Reflection and Writing The purpose of this article is to reflect upon the experiences in conducting my dissertation research in the United States. It explains how I got interested in the dissertation topic and began...
Redesigning Pre-Service Teacher Practices through Staff Development: Serendipitous Growth for Classroom Teachers
Introduction On the way to our session on that chilly Saturday morning, I felt apprehensive. The "sage-on-the-stage", university teacher in me wanted to stop the car and immediately set an agenda for the day. I fought those feelings by recognizing...
Silence of the Lambs: How Can We Get Students to Report Pending Violence?
With the recent spate of school shootings and the increase in school violence across America, schools are looking for new resources to defuse student violence. A review of the commonalities found in school shootings shows that in almost every instance...
Society Cannot Continue to Exclude Women from the Fields of Science and Mathematics
Introduction During the 1960s-1970s, the American public was besieged with numerous articles asking the questions "Why Johnny and Suzie cannot Read?" and "Women in Science: Why so Few?" (Rossi, 1965). As we approach the 21st Century, Johnny and...
The Tribes Process Tlc: A Preliminary Evaluation of Classroom Implementation & Impact on Student Achievement
Many educators believe that a significant percentage of students come to school "disconnected" and not ready to learn because primary needs are not being met outside the classroom. The source of this disconnection can be traced to the dramatic changes...
The "Voices" of Preservice Teachers on the Meaning and Value of Their Service-Learning
Service-leaming (S-L) is being promoted as an empowering pedagogy in teacher education that engages teachers and learners in putting their educational pursuits to work on behalf of the community (Swick & Rowls, 1999). Quality service-leaming requires...
Use of Air Force Jrotc High School Cadets as Role Models for Developing Democratic Maturity in Pre-Education Teachers
Groups Involved The study involved 308 high school Air Force JROTC Cadets ranging in age from 14 to 20 years, with a mean age of 16.05 years and a standard deviation of 1.02 years. The group included 140 females and 168 males. The Pre-teacher Education...
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