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. 3, Spring

21st Century Leadership Practices Needed for Higher Education
Introduction The effectiveness and efficiency of the university and college campus is an emerging crisis - a crisis directly related to failed practices in certain areas of leadership. The challenge for academe, more specifically leaders in academe,...
Accountability in Leadership Training for School Administrators Acquiring Competency in Decision Making Pattern Use
Accountability Basis The Leadership Ability Evaluation (LAE) by R.N. Cassel, and E.J. Stancik (1981) was used as the means for assessing leadership ability, and as the means for determining accountability in relation to leadership training. The notion...
A Functional Structure Analysis of a School-to-Work Program
Studies are being conducted and grants are being allocated for school-to-work programs. Educators and lawmakers are looking into programming which teach high school students career orientated curriculum. Educational critics have felt that students emerge...
America Was Designed by the Great Architect as an R&D Center to Foster Peace in the World
Masonic history and the history of freedom are closely related, and Masonic history and American history are absolutely inseparable. We simply can not understand one without the other. And I think too often we tend to forget that. it is becoming increasingly...
Beginning Teacher Fears
Today's society and schools are in a constant state of flux and are very different than they were a few years ago. With immigration and people moving from one part of the country to another the composition of the schools are different than they were...
Benefits of Using Literature Discussion Groups in Teacher Education Courses
People who like to read like to talk about books (Saal, 1995). Adult book clubs and reading groups have been popular for many years. Now, reading groups, i.e., literature circles, literature discussion groups, are becoming common place in K-12 classrooms...
Effects of Expectation of Questioning Method on Education Majors' Preparation for Class
Many college instructors request that their students complete assigned weekly readings prior to in-class lectures, discussions, and activities. This request presumes that educational outcomes are improved when students prepare themselves to engage actively...
Examining the Elusive Essence of a Superlative Teacher
Nationally, 25-30% of our "best and brightest" flee teaching after a one-year stint. A continuing dilemma in teacher education rests with identifying qualities that underlie successful, indeed exemplar, teachers in an effort to mold teachers-to-be in...
Examining the Merits of Old Order Amish Education
Parocial, private, and public schools are in evidence in educating students. Each has its unique features and philosophies. Parochial education has its diverse schools of thought. Diverse denominations support their own parochial schools This paper will...
Gender Issues in the Classroom: A Comparison of Mathematics Anxiety
The underachievement of females in society cannot be measured by grades in school because female academic performance is consistent with that predicted by standardized ability tests (Stockard & Wood, 1984). Female underachievement is evident, nevertheless,...
HIV/AIDS Education: A Comparison of Public and Non-Public Secondary Instruction Effectiveness
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its subsequent manifestation, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), continue to create significant health concerns as their sero-prevelance expands in scope and magnitude (Centers for Disease Control, 1995)....
Inclusion Programs for Learning Disabled Students in Middle Schools
Identifying the Learning Disabled The term learning disabled (LD) means different things to different people. Formal definitions are often cumbersome and imprecise. Advocacy groups have several definitions, and many teachers have no real idea of what...
Interdisciplinarity and Integrative Learning: An Imperative for Adult Education
"Education is not merely an appeal to the abstract intelligence. Purposeful activity, intellectual activity and the immediate sense of worthwhile achievement should be conjoined in a unity of experience. ... My own experience, ... has convinced me that...
Learning Theory and the Preservice Teacher
The summer preceding my preservice teacher training, a recently retired school superintendent offered me a bit of fatherly advice he was, after all, my father, "I'll tell you the same thing I told all of my administrative interns. Study the works of...
Locus of Control and Reflective Thinking in Preservice Teachers
During the past two decades demographic changes have altered the profiles of countless families, the educational needs of their children, and the school and community environments (Ogle, 1991). Equipped with repertoires of specific teaching skills, many...
Mainstreaming Revisited: 20 Years Later
Prior to the decade of the 1970's, self-contained classrooms were the usual delivery for children even with mild disabilities. In the 1970's several court cases steered the direction of public education toward the placement of more students with disabilities...
Motivating Students to Learn Better through Own Goal-Setting
What is an effective way to motivate students to learn? Should the use of academic expectations be employed to set their learning direction? Or should they be allowed to set their own goals? To begin the search for answers to these questions let's first...
Technology Assisted Education
Introduction Technology Assisted Education (TAE) has been around for over forty years with Pennsylvania State University, an early leader with its television college credit courses. It is important to mention that there are many ways to present a college...
The California Plan for Dealer's with Public School Accountability
During the 1980s the National Science Foundation discovered that, in spite of aggressive calls for education reform and accountability, U.S. educators, analysts and policy makers lacked sufficient credible data to judge what to reform and who to hold...
The Missing Community Voice in the Phenomenological Perspective of Curriculum
I have become increasingly aware that when we speak of the phenomenological perspective, we generally speak of the uniqueness of the individual, the inner voice of the individual, and the subjectivity of the individual. It seems to me that we are ignoring...
The Role of Talking in Learning
On every Thursday for sixteen weeks I was greeted with a large assortment of hugs and high fives and greetings of all sorts. This happened when I entered a kindergarten classroom in which I was observing how children engage in learning. I spent much...
Toward a Dialogical Mediated Action Approach to Reading Remediation
Introduction Literacy learners differ from one another in the ease with which they learn to read and later use their reading strategies. Indeed, the popular view is that strategy use is a central difference between good and poor readers. But the research...
What Characterizes Home Schoolers? A National Study
More parents are home schooling their children than ever before. Accurate estimates of the number of home schooled children are hard to obtain. Lines (1991) estimates that between 250,000 and 360,000 children were taught at home in the 1990-1991 school...
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