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. 117, No. 2, Winter

A Culturally Diverse Field Experience Setting for Preservice Teachers
One of the issues currently facing teacher educators is the question of how to effectively prepare future teachers for an increasingly diverse student population. According to the 1990 U.S. population census, there were over 22 million Hispanics in the...
ADHD - Diagnostic Decoy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, something relatively new in the market place, has taken on the strength of a bison nationally over the past six years. The symptomatology inherent in this fragile condition or concept in the past was most often...
An Empirical Study of Student Recruitment in Teacher Education
In recent years there has been a steady increase in enrollment of part-time students in higher education, especially in the area of teacher education (Tight, 1991). The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (1989) report that "during the...
A Research Study Designed to Improve the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers
Background The current emphasis on the establishment of national standards for specific subjects has opened debate among educators about what should be taught in our nation's schools. The issues under debate range from the fear that a national curriculum...
Assessing the Computer Literacy of Undergraduate College Students
For students and business persons alike, exposure to computers is nearly unavoidable (Larson & Smith, 1994). According to the U.S. Bureau of Census in 1989, seventy-five million Americans reported using a computer in some way, up considerably from...
Building Outreach Partnerships for Northern Arizona University's Second Century
Northern Arizona University (NAU) will celebrate its centennial just before the new millennium begins. Established as a normal school in 1899, NAU has its roots in a continuing partnership with educators and students that has been a key component of...
Community Building in Higher Education: To Bring Diverse Groups Together with Common Goals
Higher education units have the obligation to teach their students an effective model of building and maintaining relationships among one another that will support group and individual well-being. This responsibility should be discharged in part by exemplifying...
Comparing the Attributes of Proactive and Reactive School Principals
Much is written pertaining to the principal being proactive as compared to being reactive. An either/ or dichotomy is presented here. No doubt the principal should have foresight in be proactive, if at all possible. However, the principal must also react...
Comparison of CIS Curricula in Russian and American Universities
Russia is undergoing a great transition period, with many large-scale economic changes taking place at a very vapid pace. At this time, almost half of the economy has been converted from the old centralized economy to a privatized environment. Many changes...
Enhancing Career Development through Career Day Programs
Career day programs are common components of career guidance efforts at virtually every level of compulsory education. Some modified forms of such programs are even included at the college and university level. Traditionally, career day programs have...
Examining the Excellence of German Schools and Their Teacher Preparation Program
In the United States public school education has fallen into monumental disrepute, a perception amply justified by the grim admission of a former Secretary of Education that, among industrialized nations, we rank dead last in mathematics and science...
Examining the Negative Effects of Retention in Our Schools
During the 1980's, "A Nation At Risk" frightened the United State into reviewing its goals of education. Educators were challenged to stem the rising tide of mediocrity (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) through the establishment...
Factors Which Contribute to School Administrators' Hiring Decisions
One of the primary goals of most teacher education programs is to help students make a connection between the body of knowledge and research which encompasses learning theory, pedagogy and realities of the classroom. Another goal, a complement to the...
Historical Black Colleges and Universities: Civilian and Military Leadership
Historical Black Colleges and Universities consist of 88 colleges and Universities established primarily to educate blacks in the segregated society prior to the days of institutional desegregation. Most of the historical black colleges and universities...
Preparation for Role Changes in General Education and Special Education: Dual Certification Graduates' Perspectives
The need for professionals to work as team members with children and youth having disabilities is increasing. Services for children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment in many cases has become the general education classroom. The United...
Qualitative Research Inquiry: Issues of Power and Ethics
Researchers acknowledge the tremendous influence prior experiences have on the process of becoming a teacher (Zeichner & Gore, 1990; Kagan, 1990; Connelly & Clandinin, 1988; Butt, Raymond, McCue & Yamagashi, 1992; Goodson, 1992; Knowles,...
Sabermetrics: The Team Teaching Approach
A one-credit, one week course in sabermetrics (MATH1011WS), the analysis of baseball statistics, has been offered at Seton Hall University for nine years, either in the summer session or between semesters in the winter. Sabermetrics derives its name...
School Vouchers - Panacea or Pandora's Box?
On the surface the concept of a voucher system appears ideal. It seems to offer a unique opportunity for parents to become directly involved in their children's education at an important decision level basis. As Ogawa and Dutton (1994) point out, the...
Social Networks among Inner-City Minority Women
Few researchers have empirically addressed problems faced by low socioeconomic status, minority single mothers (Tolan, Keys, Chertok, & Jason, 1990). Furthermore, the paucity of research in this area appears to parallel the poverty-stricken environments...
Teacher Attitudes toward Inclusion: Implications for Teacher Education in Schools 2000
Inclusion Inclusion is a term used by the education reform movement to challenge schools to the philosophy that all students can learn, even those with disabilities. The terms used in the special education literature prior to the reform movement were...
The Accelerated Schools Inquiry Process: Teacher Empowerment through Action Research
Introduction Parents and teachers reached an easy consensus: school discipline needed improvement. The school's teachers and parents had formed several sub-groups, or cadres, to examine this and other identified areas of concern. The "discipline cadre"...
The Effects of Experience on Teachers' Attitudes toward Incorporating Special Students into the Regular Classroom
Introduction Since 1975, Federal law has encouraged the incorporation of children with special needs into the regular classroom, under the supervision of regular classroom teachers (Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975). To better accommodate...
The Instructional Practices of Televised Distance Education at Northern Arizona University
As universities search for ways to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, technology, and in particular, instructional television (ITV) is playing a growing role in the way university courses are offered to students. In order to...
The Interactivity Component of Distance Learning Implemented in an Art Studio Course
Introduction Interaction is the key issue facing distance education program designers as pointed out by numerous authors (Egan, Jones, Ferraris & Sabastian, 1993; Penn State, 1992). Lack of face-to-face contact between instructors and students is...
The Northern Arizona University Paradigm for Distance Learning Where Student Interaction Is Paramount
As we approach the end of the 1990's, universities and colleges are struggling with both the challenge and the opportunities of the Information Age. Although growing numbers of students and faculty have mastered the capabilities of rapidly changing technologies,...
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised, Revisited
Assessments are ongoing dilemmas in every facet of mankind. Doctors assess their patients both physically, mentally, and emotionally. Bosses assess their employers on job performance, attendance, and employee relations. Educators assess students cognitively...
What Every Teacher Should Know about the Functions of Learning in the Human Brain
How can a teacher fulfill the contract with a school district to bring abut learned behavior among classroom children unless the teacher has a well defined belief system about how learning occurs? Every teacher should know how and why learning is acquired...
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