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.

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Adolescent High Risk Behavior: A Look at Regular Education, Learning Disabled, and Continuation High School Students
This project examined the link between student status (i.e., regular education, learning disabled, and continuation high schoolers) and involvement in high risk behaviors. 251 students responded to demographic items requesting information on the number...
An Appraisal of the Role and Training of the School Secretary in South African Schools
In spite of the undeniable "linchpin role" of the school secretary, there is a lack of theorizing on this position. Inquiry reveals that this position is taxed with an infinitely varied set of demands and responsibilities, which requires sound training....
An Empirical Assessment of Self-Esteem Enhancement in a High School Challenge Service-Learning Program
Service learning has been an innovative approach to improve school practice across the nation (e.g., Conrad & Hedin, 1989; Crossman, 1989; Krug, 1991; Patterson, 1987). Following the former President George Bush who signed the National Community...
Are America's Public Educational Institutions Anti-Religious?
This article addresses the claim that America's public educational institutions are too frequently anti-religious. Examples are given, regarding why various people believe that anti-religious attitudes exist, especially in the public schools. To the...
Assessing Student's Knowledge of the Aging Process
Of the 260 million people comprising the population of the United States in 1995, approximately 13%, or 33.5 million, were 65 years of age or older (Atchley, 1997). Everyday during 1995, 5,575 people celebrated their 65th birthday (AARP, 1996). In...
Bridging Academies and Economies for Future: Leadership and Partnership for "Town and Gown" Communities
Municipalities where colleges and universities are situated to provide timely and unique opportunities for connecting leadership and partnership among the community's myriad of organizations and institutions. This essay offers some suggestions for...
Bridging Academies and Economies for the Future: Leadership and Partnership for "Town and Gown" Communities
The conditions and circumstances that face all of us in the academy and in the economy include: growing demands for product quality; increasing accountability of service; leading with limited resources in an era of decline; responding to oscillating...
Career Ladders: Modifying Teachers' Work to Sustain Motivation
Educational administrators must concern themselves with how a high level of teacher motivation can be aroused, directed, and sustained. Modifying teachers' work through career ladders, may make more meaningful incentives available to them, throughout...
Church through the Eyes of Sunday School Children
Case study activities are proposed for seeing church through the eyes of children attending Sunday School. The activities include writing descriptive anecdotes, distinguishing objective from subjective observations, identifying recurring behaviors,...
Cultural Reflections: The Use of Autobiography in the Teacher Education Classroom
... I am not complimented by well-intentioned people who say to me "But, Cheryl, when I look at you I don't see color. While on one hand I understand the intended sentiment of pluralism and acceptance in the comment on the other hand I am incensed...
Curriculum Innovation Interview: The Four-Period Day
This paper examines an innovation in education, the four-period day (Block) scheduling. The purpose of this paper was to interview a classroom teacher and get the teachers first-hand experiences with the new program. The interview also takes into account...
Developing a Paraeducators Career Ladder as a Comprehensive Approach for Training Select Future Teachers
Many school districts are developing career ladders to train their own paraeducators as future teachers. Paraeducators are considered excellent candidates for this role. This article describes the inception and development of one of the largest career...
Drawing on Levinas to Redefine Education: Making the Unknowable the New Priority
The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas challenges the educator to consider the vital role of the unknowable Other in the education process. In Levinas, the relation between the Self and the Other precedes even the Self. Knowing can be appropriation; a...
Family History and Alcohol Consumption Patterns of College Students at a Rural Southern University
A survey of alcohol consumption patterns and family drinking histories of rural southern college students was conducted. Seventy-two percent of the 447 students surveyed drank alcohol. Thirty-three percent reported having a family member who had an...
Improvement of Scheduling in a Boarding School
Much can be learned when making comparisons pertaining to education in different nations. The boarding school concept is rarely mentioned in American education and yet it has its many merits. Pupils are supervised carefully in the curriculum. In the...
Insights on Effective Communication: Some "Sabbatical" Observations
This report summarizes the author's observations of the communication effectiveness of 426 individuals whom he encountered in a variety of situations during a recent 6-month sabbatical leave. He conducted unobtrusive assessments of the quality of the...
John Dewey & Earl Kelley: Giants in Democratic Education
This paper examines selected work of Dewey and Kelley. An overview of schools from colonial times through the 1960s proceeds an analysis of their vision for democratic schools. The essay presents Dewey's analysis of subject matter and teacher role...
Listening Conditions in Higher Education Classrooms: One Method of Improving Them
Minimal information exists regarding classroom acoustics in higher education. Sound level readings were performed, students and instructors were surveyed, and sound field amplification equipment installed in classrooms at one large university. Sound...
Paraeducator Career Ladder: A Valuable Means If Increasing the Teaching Force in a Large Urban School District
With 33,000 teachers at 670 schools spread over 707 square miles educating 878,000 students, the Los Angeles Unified School District is faced with enormous challenges, as are all urban school districts, but one does not have to look very far to find...
Paraeducator Career Ladders: A Dean's Perspective
In observing the formation and administration of several Southern California career ladder programs over the past five years, it has become apparent that the single act of initiating this form of preparation program does not necessarily guarantee successful...
Research on Teachers' Attitudes and Understandings of Interrelationships among Energy, Environment, and Public Policy
This interdisciplinary project involved science and social studies educators in an experientially-based program that emphasized the interrelationships among energy, environment, economics, and politics. The influence of the institute on teachers' attitudes...
Restructuring Universities and Colleges: The Student-Focused Paradigm
Rising costs in education, accompanied by declining performance and productivity, indicate a need for a change. This article suggests a new focus to create higher education institutions that are more responsive to students' needs. A new organizational...
Situated Cognition versus Traditional Cognitive Theories of Learning
This paper reviews a variety of perspectives in reference to recent cognitive and situative theories as they relate to the process of becoming a learner. The context of this inquiry is seen as a creative tension between concepts of individual versus...
Ten Ways to Mess Up a Mathematics Curriculum: Suggestions for Avoiding Common Mistakes
Recently the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics have been the target of sharp criticism. Many of the proponents of the Standards suggest that thoughtful consideration of how they are...
The Cooperating Teacher Role and Career Development
This study focuses on how cooperating teachers reflect on their own work and professional development. Survey techniques were used to collect data from 302 cooperating teachers working with four teacher training institutions in Wisconsin. Participants...
The Effects of Curriculum Practices on First Graders' Attitudes, Activity Preference, and Achievements in Mathematics
This study was a collaborative effort of a classroom teacher, a special education teacher, and a professor from the local university involved in a professional development school project. Because previous studies indicated that improvement of attitudes...
Towards the Multicultural Validation of a Western Model of Student Approaches to Learning
The reliability and validity of the Study Process Questionnaire is investigated for 750 South African undergraduates. The concepts involved in the SPQ are relevant to the South African students and the SPQ scales and subscales were found to be adequate...
Using a Web Page in Business Communication Class
With as much hype has been put forth concerning the Internet, it is a wonder that anyone takes it seriously anymore. Still, as all of the industry experts tell us, it is here to stay, and now there is practically no one who does not agree that the...
What Every Teacher Should Know about the Functions of Emotions in Children and Adolescents
The criteria for licensure of teachers in Texas are course grades in 18 semester credit hours and the passing score of 70 on the Professional Development component of the Examination for Certification of Educators In Texas (EXCET). The emphasis, therefore,...
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