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. 113, No. 3, Spring

A Model for Classroom Management Activities
Classroom management is described by Duke (1979) as the provisions and procedures necessary to create and maintain a situation in which learning and teaching can take place. When learning and teaching can take place, there is order in the classroom....
A Multivariate Analysis of Study Skills, Test Anxiety and Locus of Control in First-Time University Students
Many articles appearing in journals of education discuss factors contributing to the academic success of students (Pressley, Woloshyn, Lysynchuk, Martin, Wood, Willoughby, 1990; Moshman, 1990; Zimmerman, 1990). Some of these articles discuss factors...
An Argument against Educating Young Children
Americans are finding out, the painful way, that having an educated society is very important to the continued success of that society. In many ways, other countries are passing the United States in terms of technology, productivity, and breakthroughs...
An Inservice Model to Impact Life Science Classroom Practice: Part Two
Introduction A model inservice program built on a theoretical foundation for changing behavior which incorporates both teachers' knowledge, their attitudes as well as what they do has been described earlier (Butts, et al. 1992). Based on the Koballa...
An Urban Migrant-Education Model
Migrant students change schools frequently, may have economic and health problems, and often have little or no contact with English speakers at home. Consequently, many fall behind in school or drop out. These students need additional instructional contact,...
Are We Educators Who Are Homosexual Recruiting Youth?
Despite a vehement anti-homosexual crusade by certain often well-intentioned but misinformed people, progress has been made to mitigate the prejudice and attendant harassment related to homosexuality. Heterosexuals are becoming aware that gays and lesbians...
Campus Computing - a Big Approach by a Small College
The dorm dinner/dance lasted a bit longer than expected. It's past midnight, but one of the students is still wide awake and would like to wrap up and submit his marketing paper. No problem: He's in a computerized dormitory at Alfred State College. ...
Combining Cooperative Learning and Multimedia in General Chemistry
On the national level, several factors have recently combined to cause a re-evaluation of the instructional methods used for introductory science courses. Critics such as Sheila Tobias (1990) have argued that current instructional approaches unnecessarily...
Distance Learning Partnership
A Distance Learning Partnership has emerged as a major initiative to construct an integrated voice, data, video, fiber optic backbone infrastructure in the Southern Tier region of New York State. The fiber optic infrastructure is a dedicated network...
Does a Hierarchy of Significance Exist in Psychology and the Mental Health Disciplines?
The authors have chosen this topic to share some observations provided by numerous colleagues regarding the apparent conflict that exists between various areas of specialization in psychology and the mental health disciplines. Professionals whose specialty...
Educational Technology in the University: Moving from Stage One to Stage Two
Today we stand at the cusp of remarkable changes in the ways our society communicates, does business and commerce, and relates to its citizens. One need not subscribe to all that futurists predict to witness the earth-shaking change occurring on virtually...
Educators and Cultural Diversity: A Six-Stage Model of Cultural Versatility
Today's ethnically diverse classrooms emphasize the necessity of intercultural sensitivity in education. Yet indications remain of inadequate cross-cultural awareness. In our schools and campuses, racial incidences continue to capture media attention....
English with Computers: Principles for Using Word Processing and Interactive Software in the Classroom
While Cynthia Selfe and Gall Hawisher, who publish frequently on computer assisted instruction for English, often stress the advantages of the collaborative learning facilitated by computer use, and the computer lab as a gathering device, they also emphasize...
Hypertext in the Humanities Classroom
For the past several years my colleague in the English Department, Dr. Judith Weise, and I have experimented with the use of our own hypertext courseware in upper level literature classes.(1) We have developed several fully realized programs within a...
Learning Styles and Learning Dispositions in Public Schools: Some Implications of Preference
There have been several major thrusts to research in the area of teaching and learning style in the past 20 years. The initial emphasis was to document that there are style differences among learners and to develop instruments that accurately assess...
Moderating Anxiety
Twelve years ago I discovered quite by accident that students taking the same test averaged significantly different scores depending on whether the time limit was mentioned in the directions. In the following year, I purposely left the statement about...
Organizational Life Style as a Predictor of Student Teaching Performance
Advocating self-management strategies as a way of improving teacher effectiveness in not new. Indeed, the literature is replete with specific teaching strategies (e.g., goal setting, record keeping, organization and control of the classroom environment)...
Preparing Teachers for the '90S: Redirecting the Content of Measurement Courses
Introduction The determination of relevant content in educational measurement courses becomes increasingly difficult with the emergence of significant changes in the forms and types of classroom assessments administered to children. Portfolios, anecdotal...
Professional Testing of Teachers
With the glaring exception of education, every profession in the United States that has a college degree as a prerequisite also requires the passage of an examination that measures the competency in skills and knowledge that define that profession. Thus,...
Restructuring of Our Schools Begins with a Big Orange Splot
The Big Orange Splot, a children's book by Daniel Manus Pinkwater (1977), tells the story of a neighborhood, not unlike my own, where all of the homes were the same. The residents liked it this way. Then one day a bird dropped a can of orange paint on...
Social Class of Physicians: Attitudes toward Health Care
Providing adequate health care for the more than 37 million Americans who do not have health insurance continues to be a problem of catastrophic proportion confronting local, state and federal agencies (Barney, Fredericks, Fredericks, Robinson, 1989,...
Teacher Empowerment in a Rural Setting: Fact versus Fantasy
Introduction The pastoral ambience of rural America is often glorified beyond the point of reality. This misconstrued view includes notions of pristine countrysides, homogeneous student populations, intact families, high employment rates, and children...
Teacher Extent of Training to Deal with Student School Retention Problems
Making just decisions concerning what curriculum elements should be included in teacher training programs is a formidable task reviewed annually by countless professionals. Over the years, research has been conducted, theories have been postulated and...
Teachers and Motivation a Demographic Study
As society moves into the decade of the 90s with all of its projected turbulence and uncertainty, education will certainly be no less affected than its business counterparts. Resources will continue to be vulnerable to a demanding economy, and to the...
Technology Instruction and Learning Styles
Technological innovations can provide faculty and students with great power to enhance their research, learning, and workplace environments, but can also become barriers to those who have not yet become familiar with the technology. As administrators...
The Coming Revolution in Engineering and Engineering Technology Education: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century
Engineering Education and the Engineering Science Revolution The freshman mechanical engineering curriculum in the fall semester of 1950 was just beginning to undergo the transition that was to become the engineering science revolution. The requirement...
The Laboratory School: Has Its Time Come Again?
America needs more effective schools. There are many suggestions as to how this is to be accomplished. Our experience as both trainers of teachers at the university level and public school administrators combined with a review of the research literature...
The Negative Side Effects of Retention, Academic Competition, and Punishment
Our interest in the negative side effects of educational practices emerged when one of us saw how surprised teachers were when they learned that there might be side effects from some of the behavioral interventions they were being trained to use in their...
The Warp and Woof of Science and Technology Studies in the United States
The Metaphor. The metaphor of weaving (and its product, cloth), which is frequently used to suggest the interrelatedness between certain ideas, events, and institutions is useful in depicting the current status of STS in the United States. Thus, historians...
Young Scholars Program: A Study of the Effect of Slow Release Glass Fertilizer on the Growth of Corn
The Young Scholars Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and coordinated by the Center for Glass Research, New York State College of Ceramics, under the direction of Anne Baldwin and Dr. David Pye. The program has been on-line for the...
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