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. 114, No. 4, Summer

An Iterative Fitting Algorithm
Recent development in the research methodology of social sciences have had grea impacts upon the field of higher education. Multivariate analysis techniques permit the exploration of the relationship between two variables with other variables held constant....
An Organizational Perspective on Student Discipline
Much of the emphasis on discipline centers on classroom management skills of teachers as well as the development of specific classroom techniques for controlling student behavior. We have serious concern about the single focus on techniques. Techniques...
Contemporary Teacher Classroom Performance Observation Instruments
Observation of teaching, which flourished in the 1960's and 1970's and then declined, is staging a comeback. This renewed interest has been stimulated by the education accountability movement, the teacher minimum competency movement, and the continuing...
Defining Teacher Empowerment
Problematic aspects of teachers' work have been noted in much of the literature on teaching. Some of these problems have their roots in the historical development of the teaching profession, and others are a result of the bureaucratic structure of schools....
Designing the Curriculum
The design of the curriculum needs careful consideration so that each pupil may attain as optimally as possible. Learners must experience interest, meaning, an purpose in teaching-learning situations. Quality design in the curriculum may well guide pupils...
Developing a Professional Practice School for Teachers
How does a Professional Practice School, a collaborative effort between a publi school district and a college, get started? What is the first year like for suc an effort, can the successes be replicated in other beginning situations and ca the failures...
Do School Boards Encourage Parent Involvement?
Studies of the effects of parent involvement on student achievement and attitudes toward school offer encouraging news for educators and parents. Evidence indicates that parents' active participation in teacher suggested student learning activities,...
Dysfunctional Gifted Students and Counseling: Jim Jones and David Koresh
Throughout the years, educators have tried to meet the needs of individual students. Public school systems in the United States have made it their duty to meet the psychological and physiological demands of all students. In recent times, the public school...
Empowering Students: Variables Impacting the Effort
During the past several years, reports commissioned by foundations, legislatures, and corporations, along with articles and publications of reform, have advocated the restructuring of public education with the empowerment of school staff members (Carnegie...
Exploring the Links among Teacher Empowerment, Leader Power, and Conflict
Teacher empowerment has become a focus of educational reform, leadership models and teaching effectiveness. Responding to the lead of business and industry, educational planners and policy makers are assuming that commercial productivit issues are applicable...
Great Tradition and Little Tradition in a Kibbutz School
Introduction Over the last twenty years, researchers have tried to describe the most favorable conditions for implementing new curricula in schools. This has meant identifying the main variables in successful adoption or failure of a new curriculum....
Guerilla Quality Management
The Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN), was the creation of a group of business and community leaders to establish a framework to improve the public education system in Los Angeles. Under the tutorage of the U.C.L.A. School...
Job Satisfaction and Empowerment among Teacher Leaders, Reading Recovery Teachers and Regular Classroom Teachers
Empowering teachers is an essential part of school restructuring as evidenced b projects such as Sizer's Coalition of Essential Schools (Muncey & McQuillan, 1993), the New Standards Project (Simmons & Resnick, 1993), school-based decision making...
Language Diversity in the University: Aspects of Remediation, Open Admissions and Multiculturalism
The expansion of education has always been closely linked to the ideals of democracy in the United States. Reformers value education for the opportunity i affords individuals to develop their capabilities and aptitudes. As importantly education has also...
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Establishing Rapport between School Administrators and the Students, Staff, and Community
"...When I reach out and find you, I also find me." George Betts (1974, p. 104) The public school administrator of the 1990's is confronted with such issues as gang violence, large classes, less investment by faculty in the school as an institution,...
Problems in Supervising Student Teachers
The writer has supervised student teachers (ST) for approximately thirty years in the public schools. During these school years, there were numerous issues encountered pertaining to teaching-learning situations. The role of the ST as well as the regular...
School Empowerment through Self-Managing Teams: Leader Behavior in Developing Self-Managing Work Groups in Schools
Introduction The reform literature has advocated the empowerment of school staff (Frymier, 1987; Lightfoot, 1985; Maeroff, 1988; Massachusetts Department of Education, 1988). The assumption in the literature is that a positive work environment, brought...
Teachers Respond to the Shared Decision-Making Opportunity
Nationally, advocacy for shared decision-making has become a major focus of man school restructuring proposals (National Governors Association, 1989; Brickly and Westerberg, 1990; Combs, 1989; Lieberman, 1989; Kessler, 1992). This focus is both fashionable...
The Effective Teaching Program in New York City: An Evaluation
The Problem The tremendous difficulties facing the teaching profession are especially acute in New York City public schools. It is not coincidental that the rate of attrition among teachers during their first five years of service is higher tha 40%....
The Imperative of Dealing with Dropouts: Theory, Practice and Reform
Introduction Kronick & Hargis (1990) in Dropouts: Who Drops Out and Why and the Recommended Action, focus on curricular and non-curricular reasons why students drop out of school. This holistic approach is important for both a theoretical understandin...
The Relationship between School Size, Student Teacher Ratio and School Efficiency
Economy of scale is becoming of more concern in the financing of school districts. The relationship between school size and efficiency appears to be dependent on whether the schools are relatively small or relatively large (Butler and Monk, 1985). Increasing...
Waiting Time and Patient Education: A Clinical Study of Cataract Patients
Overview Previous research, especially in the United States, indicates that waiting for physician beyond the appointment time in the outpatient setting is a common experience for patients. (Young, Wasserman et al, 1985; Bredfeldt, Ripani, & Cuddeback,...
Welcoming Cultural Diversity into the Educational Process
The institution of education has socializing effects and influences on children and adolescence, thereby schools effect and influence the culture. Just what socializing effects and types of influences we want or do not want, needs continuous revaluation....
Who Is in Charge of the Schoolhouse?
It is becoming more and more difficult to determine who is in charge of the schoolhouse. Hardly a month goes by that one does not read in the newspapers or professional journals about another study, another committee, or another group that has been formed...
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