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. 2, Winter

An Investigation of Mentorship as Perceived by University Faculty, Teaching Associates, and Graduate Assistants
Introduction Successfully fulfilling teaching, scholarship, and service obligations required by most institutions of higher education can be quite challenging, particularly for those newer to the venue. To address this issue, some universities have...
Assessing the Status-Quo of the Organizational Development Efforts of Jordanian Public and Private Secondary Schools from the Viewpoint of Its Principals
Introduction Contemporary organizations encounter significant challenges that affect their survival and continuity to a large extent. Among the most important of such challenges; are instability in the surrounding environment, change in workplace...
Clashing Values: Contemporary Views about Cheating and Plagiarism Compared to Traditional Beliefs and Practices
Current research establishes that a values shift justifying a positive regard of cheating has been replacing the more traditional standard of viewing cheating as a priori unethical, immoral, and wrong (Blum, 2009, Sacks, 1996). However, researchers...
Comparative Study of Hope and Happiness among the Children of Veterans and Non-Veterans
The emotional and psychological effects caused by war on veterans and their families, particularly children, cannot be ignored. There are about half a million veterans in Iran who face an imminent risk of psychological and social disturbances (Afrouz...
Defensive Learning and the TOEFL Barrier: A Case Study
Introduction It was decided by the Council for Higher Education in Jordan in January 2010 that graduate students cannot be admitted to graduate programs at Jordanian Universities unless they score 400 out of 677 on the TOEFL/ITP exam in the specializations...
Descriptions of Dispositions for Assessment in Pre-Service Teacher Education Field Experiences
Field Experiences Background A fundamental task of colleges and departments of teacher education is that of tracking, monitoring, and assessing candidate performance through their program. In recent years, in part because of external accreditation...
Effects of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies on Preservice Teachers in an Educational Technology Course
Introduction Research on self-regulated learning (SRL) has consistently indicated a significant relationship between the use of self-regulated strategies and academic achievement. Self-regulated learners demonstrate more positive academic outcomes...
Expectations of a Group of Primary School Teachers Trained on Cooperative Learning on the Possibility of Successful Implementations
In the State of Kuwait, the schooling system has been established to achieve the societal objectives at large. This is reflected in the educational goals which stem from the societal beliefs of educating Kuwaiti citizens to become socially cooperative,...
Factors Influencing College Students' Motivation to Learn from Students' Perspective
Introduction Some students seem naturally enthusiastic about learning, but many need their instructors to stimulate them. Effective learning in the classroom depends on the teacher's ability to maintain the interest that brought students to the...
Investigation of the Reliability and Validity of the Perception of Teaching Profession Problems Scale with a Structural Equation Model: A Research on Teachers
Introduction Today, the process that has emerged out of information technology influences educational institutions and relatedly teachers who form the professional group that is mostly exposed to new conditions caused by social change. The reason...
Literacy Strategies: Variations on a Theme
Improvisation, lateral thinking, lies at the creative heart of American jazz and for instrumentalists, it draws upon aural, visual, proprioceptive [spatial body awareness], and tactile feedback working in tandem. (1) The musical integration of these...
School Counselors Assisting Students with Disabilities
School counselors assisting students with disabilities School districts should clearly define the role of a school counselor when working with students with disabilities. Traditionally, the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process has involved the...
Social Anxiety in Relation to Social Skills, Aggression, and Stress among Male and Female Commercial Institute Students
Introduction According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (1994) social anxiety is a marked and persistent fear of one or more social and performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people...
Statistics Anxiety: Antecedents and Instructional Interventions
Competency in statistics is an integral component of the scientific method and has contributed enormously to the amount and sophistication professional knowledge within the academic disciplines. Despite these contributions, the value of statistics...
Teachers' Opinions on Assessing Their Supervisors
Introduction Today, increasing the effectiveness in public administration is among almost every country's main priorities and various reform programs are conducted for this reason. One of the main goals to be achieved with public administration...
The Committee and Its Role within the University
Committee! The dreaded nine letter word that spreads loathing and frustration throughout the academic community. Those within the university setting know the word all too well. Even though most universities require their personnel to serve on at...
The Effects of On-Going Consultation for Accommodating Students with Disabilities on Teacher Self-Efficacy and Learned Helplessness
Introduction Gone are the days when a student once identified with a disability would be educated apart from his or her typically developing peers. For years, many school systems have educated students with disabilities alongside their typically...
The Impact of Using the KidSmart Program on Facilitating Children's Access and Use of ICT Tools According to Jordanian Public Kindergarten Teachers' Viewpoint
Introduction and Theoretical Background The transformation in the teachers' role, within the system of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has become a vital requisite today. Teachers are no more a mere conveyers of information with...
The Relationship between the Elementary Teacher Candidates' Teacher Efficacy and Their Attidutes towards the Profession of Teaching
Introduction The concept of self-efficacy is within self-concept in terms of meaning. Self-concept is the sum of one's self perception (Schunk, 2000: 344), the way the one's perception of his own essence. In other words, it means the positive and...
Voices of Beginning Teachers: Do Paths to Preparation Make a Difference?
The importance of good teaching is one of few areas of consensus in current educational debates. There is no significant educational goal whose attainment does not require a growing number of highly capable teachers. However, the debate in the United...
What Informs Teachers' Views: The Vietnam War as a Case Study in the Era of Standardization
Introduction Social studies teachers are charged with helping students learn about the past in a manner that develops effective citizenship (Engle & Ochoa, 1988; Jadallah, 2000; Mathews, 1985; McMurray, 2007a; NCSS, 1994; Westheimer & Kahne,...
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