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. 116, No. 1, Fall

A Personal Assessment Instrument for Understanding Student Resiliency
In the past we have searched for meaningful educational efforts to formally influence the physical, emotional and social health of individuals. We have tried to facilitate the development of social competencies and enhance effective decision making related...
Assessing the Consistency between Teachers' Philosophies and Educational Goals
Teachers develop viewpoints, values and goals about the purposes of education and about how students are to be educated. Within the practice of every classroom teacher are beliefs about schools, and learning that shape the educational opportunities provided...
A Study of Visual Models on Mental Computation of Fractions for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers
The study of visualization and its effects on memory and learning has long been a source of debate in the circles of cognitive psychology. Although the perception that the acts of thinking and learning occur strictly through transfer of sensory images...
Chained Conditioning and Learning
Ivan Pavlov showed, through experimentation, the meaning of conditioned responses. He fed a dog meat powder and rang a bell. He noted that the dog's mouth salivated when shown the meat power or when he heard the bell. After conditioning he could either...
Conflict Resolution: An Abbreviated Review of Current Literature with Suggestions for Counselors
In life, conflict is unavoidable. It occurs between two people, between groups, and even within an individual. Conflict is everywhere: in schools, organizations, marriages, and a plethora of other places, relationships, and age groups. How the conflict...
Constructivism as Substitute for Memorization in Learning: Meaning Is Created by Learner
Introduction Reacting to a decade of criticism and topdown school reform efforts, educators have begun to develop their own tactics to improve education based on the inherent content of schooling: authentic learning, critical thinking, knowledge creation...
Critical Values of Guessing on True-False and Multiple-Choice Tests
Correction for guessing has been a persistent problem in the interpretation of true-false and multiple-choice test scores. Many authors have maintained that no solution to this problem is in sight. Thorndike (1971) pointed out: "Practice in United States...
English as a Second Language - Are Educators Doing a Disservice to Students?
Ethnic populations are increasing throughout the United States of America. Population auditors are predicting the ethnic populations to increase even further in the future. Many more ethnic students are entering the American school systems with little...
Evaluating Year-Round Schools in Texas
One of the most prominent issues emerging in local government is the move to year-round public education. Advocates of year-round schools argue that shorter and more frequent breaks throughout the school year enhance student learning and retention, reduce...
Factors Contributing to Job Satisfaction in Higher Education
Introduction The extensive research that has been done on levels of job satisfaction may have distinctive applications to academic faculty. This is especially true when the separation between satisfaction and dissatisfaction is viewed in relation to...
Have We Tried Everything Possible in Education?
My purpose in writing this manuscript is in response to educators who state that our public schools have not changed since the early 1900's. Sometimes statements are exaggerated to make a point. I do believe, however, that the news media may misinterpret...
Health-Related Content in Daily Newspaper Comic Strips: A Content Analysis with Implications for Health Education
Newspaper comic strips are the most popular feature in newspapers and an important source of information for their readers. Seventy-five percent of those who read newspapers read the comics (Hughes, 1988, p. 27). When the editors of the Houston Chronicle...
"Iowa's Community Colleges: Evaluations as a Tool for Faculty Promotion and Termination."
Introduction It is the authors contention that student evaluations of faculty should be strongly considered as mandatory for annual review of instructor's teaching performance. Additionally, student evaluations should be used as part of the promotion...
Is Teaching "The Social Responsibility of Business" a Responsible Activity?
Introduction Many textbooks and articles in recent years have exhorted business to be socially responsible. The venerable American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (the "AACSB") and numerous other educational, business, and public interest...
Leadership Challenges for Classroom Teachers
Effective educational change is dependent on the exercise of appropriate leadership roles. These roles are identified and described in varying degrees, extending from the principal as an instructional leader to community leaders as reform advocates....
Questions of Obligation, Cost Effectiveness, and Efficiency: University Remedial Programs
Many colleges have embarked on a two tiered matriculation path: tier one is designed for students who are prepared for college level studies and tier two is fashioned for students who are not appropriately equipped to begin college level work. Some schools...
School Principals' Perceptions: The Use of Formal Observation of Classroom Teaching to Improve Instruction
Introduction Over the years, the role of the school principal has evolved. Today's principal is expected to be much more than a manager and to serve as the school's instructional leader. One of the most important functions of instructional leadership...
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...
Teachers Evaluate Psychological Problems and Personal Counseling Needs of Students
During recent years, there has been a great deal of publicity in the news media regarding problem behavior among school-age children and adolescents, including violence, drugs and alcohol, racial and ethnic clashes, and abuse or other dysfunctional behavior...
Teaching a Simple Lesson in Fostering Tolerance regarding Personal Choices
An innate fear of almost any alternative lifestyle seems to be interwoven within the social fabric of America. To be different in any way elicits suspicion. Individuals who would describe themselves as liberal minded, as moral people, and even as socially...
Teaching Grammar to Adults and Second Language Learning Research
When I tell my community college students to say, "It is I," instead of, "It is me," they look skeptical, perhaps believing this is the jargon of English teachers. I delay the full explanation until we study nominative and objective pronouns. Then the...
Teaching 'The Other Europe' in World Civilization: The Wider Role of East European History
"Who rules East Europe rules the Heartland; Who rules the Heartland commands the World - Island; Who rules the World - Island commands the World." Sir Halford MacKinderer, 1919 With the growing academic trend in history towards teaching world civilization...
The ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California
On 10 June 1995 The U.S. Olympic Committee unveiled its first warm weather, year-round Olympic training facility with Southeast corner of the city of Chula Vista, California hosted more than 2,000 dignitaries from all over the world. The ceremony signified...
The Effect of Gender and Age on PPST Performance in an Urban Teacher Education Program
In the state of Nebraska as in many other states, Education students are required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) as a way of assuring that potential teachers possess fundamental skills in the essential areas of reading, writing and mathematics....
The Emotional Support Classroom as a Paradigm of Whole Learning
Under the rubric of special education falls a service to children, sometimes obscure and not well known, but nevertheless of paramount importance to thousands of children across our country. This special form of education is called emotional support...
The Search for the Truth about "Good" Teaching
Most of us have been fortunate enough to witness a great teacher and the outstanding performance of a person who had a lasting impression on our lives. There are two questions which I believe identifies the quality of teaching and the level of performance...
The Status of the Use of Computers in Education in the Beirut, Lebanon Private Schools
Introduction Computerization, as a concept, has unlimited potential for exponential growth and power to completely change the way mankind communicates. The eventual impact of computers upon civilization and communication, will alter civilization even...
The Use of Expert Teachers to Improve Education
The use of expert teachers to improve education is not a new concept. They have been used as mentors to student teachers, experimental subjects in supervision studies (Brandt, 1986) curriculum consultants, members of school design teams, and focal points...
Toward the Ethical Motivation of Learning
The Reward and Punishment Myth Heather started 6th grade with an unabashed enthusiasm for her classes. When asked how she felt about her school work, she said she like it. When asked why she did her work, she would smile and quickly say, "Learning is...
What Castro's Revolution Has Done to the Majority of the Cuban People
Recently, the author of this article had an opportunity to interview an individual from Cuba, and obtain a first person perspective of conditions within the country confronting ordinary Cubans every day - conditions often missed or deliberately not reported...
Why Our Students Fail Math Achievement?
Statistical Data Provides a Powerful Search light 'Why our schools fail math achievement?' Is a very important and a complex question. Importance of education in general, and mathematics (math) in particular, in the modern world of competitive international...
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