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. 1, Fall

A Comparison of Teacher Efficacy for Pre and In-Service Teachers in Scotland and America
Teaching is obviously not a simple or mechanical activity; in fact, Naring (1990) suggests that teaching is a complex process requiring skills and strategies such as: * preparing lesson and unit plans * motivating students to learn * creating...
An Investigation of Reasons for Professional Career Choice among African-American College Students
The proportion of our nation's teachers that are persons of color has been decreasing, specifically African American teachers (Graham, 1987). Concomitantly, it was reported that the number of children of color in our schools is increasing (Graham, 1987)....
Arkansas' Search for Public School Funding; a Survey of Superintendents
To say that public school funding is a difficult task is an understatement; it seems that state legislatures across the country are constantly searching for that one funding formula and that one system that works. The sad realities of this search, however,...
Awakening Picasso Learner/teacher as Artist
Imagine a powerful, mythical beast leisurely sleeping by the entrance to a deep, dank, cavern. In the search for one's true inner voice, the creature signifies consciousness, while the cave is the opening to the inner being. Studying the process of art...
Basic Instruction in Word Analysis Skills to Improve Spelling Competence
Lack of ability to spell correctly among high school students, college students, and office employees has been a topic of complaint throughout the years. Perennial though the complaint may be, however, no one actually gets used to it. In the minds of...
Bury the Liberal vs. Professional Arts Debate
The debate between the relative value of a pure "liberal arts" education and one that combines the liberal arts with professional arts has been fueling academic fires for decades. The debate has no place in the modern academy. Historically some students...
Change and Growth in a Beginning Teacher of the Gifted: A Case Study
Beginning teachers sometimes experience isolation and loneliness as they embark on their first year in the teaching profession (Moran, 1990). As they seek to establish a personal identity, they might find themselves on their own as they travel down unfamiliar...
Cooperative Learning: A New Direction
History The ideology behind cooperative learning has been evolving and catching on in different fields since the 1920's. Social psychological research on cooperation dates back to the 1920's, but research on specific applications of cooperative learning...
Differences in Learning Styles of Low Socioeconomic Status for Low and High Achievers
At present, estimates of the percentage of students who are at-risk of dropping out of school range from 15% in rural communities to 66% in some urban populations (Cairns, Cairns, & Neckerman, 1989). Since they have increased economic, legal and...
Educators and the Onset of Anorexia Nervosa in Young Girls
Introduction Anorexia Nervosa is a serious mental disorder, with onset occurring during adolescent years, which predominantly affects women in approximately 90% of the cases. The young girl who is psychologically vulnerable, may be victim to this life-threatening...
Enriching a Survey Course in Educational Psychology through a Team Teaching Format
Educational psychology is a far ranging discipline that focuses on the student, the teacher, the classroom and the teaching/learning process. The challenge of an introductory course in educational psychology is to familiarize the student with both theory...
Essential Ethical Considerations in Education
Having served as a faculty member and academic administrator in higher education for 35 years, the opportunity has been available to observe the ebb and flow of changes and modifications that have taken place in such areas as curricula, management, assessment,...
Examining the Basic Principles of Friendship
Friends are the ultimate form of social security. The only thing better than aged steaks is old friends. Don't just count your friends. Rather, figure out which friends you can count on. The best present you can receive from a friend is a smile. ...
Futuristic Metaphysics
The title of this article was engendered by Vaclav Havel's speech, "On the Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World," in response to America's celebration of its independence and to the counter-response "Is Transcendence Necessary," by Edward Cornish,...
Instructional Support and Demands: Helping Teachers Help Students Meet Increasing Academic Standards
Increasingly, teachers are being asked to enhance the academic standards of their classes by requiring students to do more homework, read and study more challenging texts, apply higher order thinking skills to the material they learn, and take and pass...
John Dewey versus H.H. Horne on Education
Diverse or specific philosophies of education can provide guidance for teachers and supervisors in selecting objectives, learning experiences, and evaluation procedures. John Dewey (1859-1952) and H.H. Horne (1874 1946) differed much from each other...
On the Benefit of Changing Multiple-Choice Answers: Student Perception and Performance
Introduction Throughout formal education one of the most widely used devices to evaluate progress and performance has been the multiple-choice test, or some variation of this objective format. Regardless of the tendency of educators to rely on this...
Physics, Logarithmic Paper, and Misconceptions: A Hidden Linear Relationship
While it is assumed that all college physics graduates have encountered the use of various specialized graph paper during their comes (James, 1988), it should not be assumed that all college students entering a physics course understand the advantage...
Prenatal Substance Afflicted Children: An Overview and Review of the Literature
The "War on Drugs" campaign waged by Congress during the Reagan era was soundly defeated, especially, in its attempt to discourage drug use among the general public because of several significant factors. First, in 1986, two Drug Enforcement Administration...
Professional Development for the Teacher, of the Teacher, and by the Teacher
In the old days, it was called in-service. In-service meetings were held during the first few days of the new school year before the students arrived. The meetings were usually conducted by an administrator or curriculum specialist from the district...
Sequence and Scope in the Curriculum
Students need to experience quality sequence to attain well in the school setting. How much any student will achieve may well depend upon a curriculum that permits continuous progress with objectives that are challenging and yet achievable. Objectives...
Teacher Attitudes toward Inclusion of Students with Disabilities into Regular Classrooms
Since the publication of A Nation at Risk (1983), which heightened public interest in educational reform, there has been a strong national movement to include all students in the regular neighborhood schools and classrooms (Stainback & Stainback,...
Teaching Children Behavior Science for Problem Prevention Purposes
Society is fraught with behavior problems. Crime statistics are rising, interpersonal problems increase, abuse of all types is growing, etc. Not enough policemen are available, social workers are overloaded, therapists can't keep up, classrooms are getting...
The Effects of Enriching Classroom Learning with the Systematic Employment of Multimedia
K-12 schools and universities, as well as corporate America, are investing in approaches to deliver a variety of media, particularly visual media, to the classroom or workplace. This content may be delivered by means of live video conferencing, one-way...
The Multiple Roles of an Undergraduate's Academic Advisor
College academic advisors perceive themselves and are seen by students in various ways. Advisor self perceptions stem from a variety of factors including: (1) how advisors interpret their advising role; (2) what training and/or guidance are provided...
Traumatic Brain Injury - an Intellectual's Need for Cognitive Rehabilitation
Traumatic brain injuries can happen at anytime, to anyone. A traumatic brian injury (TBI) occurs when the brain has undergone sudden injury. Traumatic brain injuries may occur when incidents such as strokes, gunshot wounds, physical assaults, sports,...
Using a Special, Personalized Reading Book to Develop a Healthy Self-Concept in Kindergartners
Introduction During the effective schools research in the late 1970s, surveys of educators demonstrated that self-concept development in children was clearly an important component in educating the whole child (Silvernail, 1979). Studies suggest that...
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory and Contributions to the Development of Constructivist Curricula
Introduction Vygotsky's (1930s) theoretical contributions to the development of curricula and teaching strategies are widely known among educational theorists. Vygotsky devised a sociocultural theory which subsequently influenced the development of...
Workshops on a Multicultural Curriculum: Issues and Caveats
Recently I had the opportunity to participate as a workshop presenter in a multi-institutional collaboration. The two-day workshop numbered about 100 teachers and focused on incorporating new concepts of the American multicultural experience into classroom...
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