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. 118, No. 1, Fall

A Biophysical Approach for Dealing with Somatization Disorders in Health Care the Cassel BioSensors
Psychological and social stressors are a recent element which we have learned often provoke our bodies into an accompanying uproar linked to mere thought (Sapolosky, 1994). That uproar in our bodies is directly associated with the principle of "homeostasis"...
Accountability in Person-Centered Teacher Preparation
Democracy has been sometimes defined as "The interdependence of independent individuals." Elementary teaches, like other individuals in a democracy, must be able to function effectively under such condition as well as serve as role models for their...
An Evaluation Study of the Teaching of Hands-On Investigative Biology in High-Schools "On a Shoestring"
In this project -Biology On A Shoestring,the National Association of Biology Teachers recruited excellent, experienced high school biology teachers to develop and field test investigative laboratory activities that would require only limited resources...
Another Look at Literature-Based Instruction
It seems indisputable that increasing numbers of individual teachers and entire schools are moving today toward literature-based instruction (Maples, 1994), a phenomenon described a decade ago by one pundit as a "passing fancy" (Lieberman, 1986)....
A Teacher's Story of Working in a Non-Supportive Environment
As a new elementary school teacher with only 1 year of preschool experience behind me, I entered the school I had been assigned to with many different feelings. This was a fairly small school for an urban school district in a large city, housing 2...
Children's Literature for Developing Good Readers and Writers in Kindergarten
Introduction Many teachers who work with young children in preschool and kindergarten ask: (1) What is the most beneficial way for children to learn to read and write in the classroom, (2) what are the most effective approaches for teaching...
Education and Assessment: How Do We Measure a Game?
Understanding education as a game (metaphorically, of course) raises the question of how best to measure a game, or at least its outcomes. Rather than address this question directly now, I would like to reframe the discussion in terms of assessment...
Education as Play for Moral Stakes
Years ago when I was writing my first books and essays on the poetry of Robert Frost, I kept before me on the desk the perspicacious comment from Frost's controversial poem "Two Tramps in Mud Tune": "Where love and need are one,/And the work is play...
Effective Test Item Discrimination Using Bloom's Taxonomy
Introduction Data collected and analyzed by the Operator Licensing Branch at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has shed additional light on the discriminatory effectiveness of validated, modified, and new test items in examinee test...
E-Mail, Computer Usage and College Students: A Case Study
Introduction The explosive growth of the Internet and electronic mail (E-mail) is causing many educators to try integrating electronic materials and communication into their classrooms. Many of these educators are implicitly assuming that all...
Gaming Serves as a Model for Improving Learning
It may be that universal history is the history of the different intonations given a handful of metaphors. (Borges, 1964, p.192) Rhetoric and education suffer a shared plight. In attempting to establish themselves as "legitimate" among...
Global Perspective Developemnt
Introduction Generally speaking, a global perspective has been associated with the field of international education. A single, professionally accepted definition of this perspective does not exist. The majority of the discourse on this topic...
Improving the School Culture
Much is written about the culture of a school in terms of maintenance as well as change. Cultures tend to be stable and yet subject to change. When technology changes rapidly, culture tends to change more quickly. The latest in home appliances, automobiles,...
It's How You Play the Game
After reading Roy Schwartzman's article on using gaming as a model for the educational process, I initially said to myself, "What a convincing metaphor, although I certainly would never have thought of it." After some additional reflection, however,...
Newspaper Coverage of Learning Disabilities
The term learning disabilities is misunderstood by the general public and many educators. (Gearheart & Gearheart, 1989). Perhaps lack of knowledge and experiences with learning disabilities causes the public to stereotype persons with learning...
Novelty and It's Relation to Field Trips
Go my sons [and daughters], Bum your books Buy yourselves stout shoes Get away to the mountains, the deserts And the deepest recesses of the earth In this way and no other Will you gain true knowledge of things ...
Race, Denial and the American Nightmare
Shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King I sat in a university classroom and listened to a black civil rights worker predict that South Africa would elect its first black president long before the United States. I challenged this seemingly...
Shared Decision Making in Schools: Effect on Teacher Efficacy
The Call for Reform There is a widespread public concern regarding the status of American schooling. Media reports daily chronicle these various concerns: violence in schools; lack of parental input; falling SAT/ACT scores; failure to adequately...
Significance of Formal Instruction for Information Skills in Elementary Schools
Introduction The New Concept of Curriculum Traditionally, the goal of curriculum has been to transmit knowledge and facts from teacher to students, where students were expected to learn facts as accurately as possible. This concept, however,...
Social Studies and the Spiritual Nature of Civic Behavior
Introduction There are many intense debates today concerning American education -- What is wrong with it -- What should be done about it -- and so forth. Increasingly these important conversations regarding our schools touch upon the question...
Teacher Participation in Decision-Making - Its Relationship to Staff Morale and Student Achievement
"No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." -- Winston Churchill,...
The Community Review Board Offers Students Fairness in College Administrative Decisions
Colleges and universities have long ago seen the need for a system for handling student grade appeals in which challenged academic decisions are settled by individuals not involved with the original determination. Department chairs and academic deans...
The Consequences of Freedom without Structure
Is freedom a good thing? The obvious answer to most persons is a resounding yes!!! Yet to ascribe to such an answer in all situations is to misunderstand the concept of freedom. The purpose of this article is to identify the consequences of giving...
The Current State of Education in Russia
Introduction The author has recently completed the last of a series of studies on modem Russian education under the sponsorship of the Eurasia Foundation. These studies were undertaken from 1994 to the present with the cooperation of Professor...
The Dangers of the Self-Esteem Rhetoric in Educating Children with Disabilities
Self-esteem: the American panacea The evolution of the self-esteem debate regarding if and how schools should improve student self-esteem is fairly elaborate. According to Beane (1991), the concepts that schools could impact self-esteem has...
The Next Move in the Metaphoric Game
Metaphors, especially powerful ones, begin to take on a life of their own after becoming entrenched in a language or culture. Kenneth Burke (1969) recognized the importance of metaphor as a device to structure thought. Identifying metaphor as the...
The Play of Metaphors
As I read Professor Schwatzman's provocative essay, I found myself ready both to cheer and to argue. The game metaphor for the educational process is certainly not new; indeed, it has a respectable antiquity. Certainly it was "in play" in the progrmnasmata...
Using Fiction to Enhance Multicultural Education
Introduction Many educators are calling for teachers to promote a more in-depth understanding of other cultures that exist within our own society. This emphasis has commonly been referred to as multicultural education. NCSS guidelines point...
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