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. 132, No. 3, Spring

Basics of the "Learning Organization" at Jordanian Schools: A Case Study
Introduction The notion of a "learning organization" (LO) emerged during the 1970s; it was derived from the work of Argyris & Schon in 1978. It can also be connected to Revans' studies in 1983, and the heralding of the "Learning Organization"...
Bullying as a Correlate of Dropout from School among Adolescents in Delta State: Implication for Counselling
Introduction Bullying can be explained as the use of strength or status to intimidate, inflict injury or humiliate another person who is not as strong. Bullying can be in different forms like physical, verbal or social bullying. Physical bullying...
Early Childhood Educators' Perceptions of Conscious Discipline
Classroom management is a significant challenge for school teachers and administrators, often rated as the primary area of concern for first-year teachers (Cakmak, 2008; Hertzog, 2002; Martin, Chiodo, & Chang, 2001; Meister & Melnick, 2003)...
Education as Lived Experience
Scholars in any given field of study, including education, rarely, if ever, take up the basic question of what the underlying, or foundational, subject of their inquiry is. In the field of education, for example, we would not find, or expect to find,...
Epistemological Dialogue of Validity: Building Validity in Educational and Social Research
Introduction Understanding and views of the nature of knowledge has evolved during 20th century, each philosophy introduced new perspectives on notion of "truth". Correspondingly, discourse of what constitute a valid knowledge has also evolved along...
Hindsight Is 20/20: A Case Study of Vision and Reading Issues Sheds Light for Teacher Education Programs
Case Study The phone rang just after dinner. It was their child's first grade teacher. She wanted to set up an appointment to discuss their child's progress, or lack thereof, in reading. Later that night the parents went through their checklist...
How to Be an Effective Substitute Teacher in the Spanish Classroom
Introduction It is estimated that students spend an average of 9-14 days each school year being taught by substitute teachers (Johnson, Holcolmbe, & Vance, 1988). As a result, the average student, over the course of his/her K-12 educational...
Information and Communication Technologies in Enhancing Learning Ability in Secondary Schools in Edo State, Nigeria
Introduction In the results of the 2011 West African Examination Council (WAEC), 31 per cent of the candidates had credits in 5 subjects including English and Math. In the May/June 2010 results, 24.94 per cent of the candidates obtained credits...
Korean American Parents' Communication with European American Therapist during Behavioral Intervention Services
Partnership between parents and professionals is important in any educational setting (Bernhard, Lefebvre, Kilbride, Chud, & Lange, 1998). Partnership can be defined as an association between a family member and a professional who function collaboratively,...
Multiple Regression and Its Discontents
Introduction / History of Institutional Computers One of the authors recalls watching an SUV size computer placed in glassed off room with a specialist who wore tie and lab coat. It was located not far from the university department. This huge machine...
Preservice Teachers' Responses to a Peer Mentoring Innovation: The "Leavers" and "Completers"
Introduction Developing educators through mentoring has been highly regarded in both general and physical education for decades (Cohen, Kulik, & Kulik, 1982; Knowles, 1979; LaVine & Mitchell, 2006; Tannehill & Coffin, 1996). Today, empowering...
Primary School Teachers' Knowledge and Awareness of Dyslexia in Kuwaiti Students
Introduction For many years teachers have been concerned about students who appear normal, intelligent, and healthy, but struggle with reading and learning to read and write. These difficulties are identified under the concept of dyslexia. In general,...
Prison-Based Educational Programs: A Content Analysis of Government Documents
Introduction One alarming fact has been evident to criminologists over the decades. That is, correctional populations have among the lowest levels of academic and educational attainment and the highest levels of illiteracy among any segment of society...
Research on Instructional Leadership Competencies of School Principals
Problem Situation Today management science has been experiencing a process where concepts with regards to how organizations will be managed are often discussed and new approaches are suggested with research support. It is seen that the concept of...
Structuring Effective Practicum Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers
Researchers have identified many reasons for university faculty involvement in pre-service teacher practicum experiences including a stronger school-university partnership, helping teacher education faculty grow in understanding and maintaining contact...
Teachers' Opinions about the Use of Body Language
1. Introduction Communication between individuals is divided as verbal and nonverbal communication. Body language is a comprehension and communication tool via physical movements and changes that show a person's feelings, thoughts, and attitudes...
The Effects of Policy Knowledge on Attitudes and Behaviors towards Participation in Educational Policy-Making among Parents: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Introduction Parental participation in educational system faces a number of changes in their opportunities and obstacles. Under a democratic climate, effective school advocates, policy of school-based management, formalization of parents' role in...
The Relationship between Cognitive Dissonance and Decision-Making Styles in a Sample of Female Students at the University of Umm Al Qura
Introduction: People strive to get their opinions and attitudes internally match with each other, i.e. there is some sort of harmony between what the individual knows and what he believes and does; but sometimes the individual behavior may come...
The Relationship between Cognitive Dissonance and the Big-5 Factors Model of the Personality and the Academic Achievement in a Sample of Female Students at the University of Umm Al Qura
Introduction: The cognitive dissonance received researchers' interest for many years. This interest diminished until it returned once again more strongly in the late years of the second millennium. The cognitive dissonance theory assumes that the...
The Use and Misuse of Metaphor in Education and Education Reform
Introduction The effectiveness of metaphors in areas of research is well established. Weick (1989), for example, believed metaphor to be an important early part of theoretical development. Schlesinger and Lau (2000) examined the constructive use...
Towards a New Theory in School Management: The Theory of Positive Containment
Introduction to Theory: A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of the Management Theory: Basically, it can be said that the primary function of management in any organization including school as an organization is determined by the proper...
Validity and Reliability of the Academic Resilience Scale in Turkish High School
Adolescence is one of the periods during which individuals experience developmental difficulty at most. Adolescents are to meet many problems. The adolescents whose level of resilience is high might realize the risks in an environment. Psychologically...
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