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. 120, No. 1, Fall

A Caring Curriculum within an Early Childhood Teacher Education Program
The process of caring is an integral feature of every facet of the early childhood education profession. As Bronfenbrenner (1979) has noted, the core value of this caring is in the relationships that adults and children develop through trusting, nurturing,...
Accountability in Pre-Service Teacher Education in Relation to Acquiring Democratic Maturity
Texas A & M University - Commerce admits first year students by one of two ways: high school class rank or scores on national screening tests (Admissions, 1998). The criteria are either ranking in the top 25% of the graduating class or scoring...
Adding Authenticity to Traditional Multiple Choice Test Formats
Introduction Performance-based test strategies represent educators' continuing efforts to implement best classroom practices for authentic teaching and assessment. Authentic assessment is described in many measurement texts as the demonstration/modeling...
A Developmental Education Survey: Results of a National Survey of Program Design and Mathematics Instruction
Background Preparatory programs in American colleges and universities have existed to help students make up academic or study skill deficiencies as early as the beginning of higher education in America. Students entering preparatory programs often...
A More Innovative Classroom Can Be as Easy as One, Two, Three
Each day educators strive to find innovative ways to get their messages of learning across to their students. Teachers understand that how they teach can often be as important as what they teach. Therefore, from time to time teachers should reexamine...
A Personalized Development of Self-Concept for Beginning Readers
EDUCATION We have heard a little bit about the "I LIKE ME!" program from the previous individuals. Could you give us a more detailed description? Dr. DeMoulin: "I LIKE ME!" is a special program that utilizes a personalized reader to deliver powerful...
Background of "I like Me!" Introduction to Reading
About 8 years ago, I was involved in an elementary school volunteer program. My volunteerism included working with a young girl who plainly had no interest in reading, learning, or school ... her words and actions reflected that she had no idea of...
Change in Democratic Maturity for a Group of Science Majors at a Texas University
The present study sought to assess change in relation to democratic maturity for a group of 50 students majoring in science at a Texas university. The group ranged in age from 18 to 40 with a mean age of 21.08 years and with a standard deviation of...
Change-of-Career Preservice Elementary Teachers: Their Concerns about Teaching Science
In the next decade, the nation will have to hire two million new teachers to handle enrollment increases and replace the aging teacher force (Bulkeley, 1997). Vital to this needed teaching force is what is called alternative certification programs....
Checking out Private Practice Educational Services
Educators in private practice for profit are a relatively new phenomenon. These educators have been spurred on by a variety of reasons. One of the reasons most commonly stated is frustration in working within a public school system. As government-supported...
Comparing Freshmen at an Urban Texas University with Those of a Rural University on Democratic Maturity
Basic Requisites for Success in a Democracy A democracy was best described by John Dewey when he insisted that "A democracy is the interdependence of independent individuals." Clearly, this means two basic requirements for successful living in a...
Comparing the Challenges Facing Education between the United States and Cuba
Universal Education: What Does That `Really' Mean? Both Cuba and the United States philosophically interpret universal education in terms of lifelong learning opportunities, with the greatest efforts being focused on children from primary school...
Cynicism/idealism: Implications for Health Care
In the socialization process of the medical profession, values, norms and roles play an important role in the motivations and aspirations of medical students. An examination of attitudes and values indicates that values of a culture do not exist...
From Success to Significance
We all know that Alexander Graham Bell said, "Watson! Come here! I need you! "However, very few people know what Bell said to Watson when he came into the office. Here's how I think the conversation went. The great inventor would have said, "Watson,...
Guest Editor
Dr. DeMoulin has been an elementary school teacher, elementary principal, and district superintendent, and for the last 13 years has been involved in higher education/research. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Illinois University...
Helping Children Learn to Read: A Program That Is Making the Grade
Introduction Standardized test results confirm that the majority of children in public schools in America are not learning the English language skills they need to function successfully in society. The inability to read, write, speak, listen and...
Helping Disadvantaged Learners Build Effective Listening Skills
A Brief Overview of the Problem The definition of an at-risk student is broad and varied. A review of the literature (Zill, 1992) reveals that students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds can be at risk for school failure for various reasons....
Home Is Where the Heart Is
We've all heard the phrase, "Home is where the heart is." I want to paraphrase that saying to emphasize the message every parent needs to hear--"Home is where a good start is." The parent is a child's first and most influential teacher. We must do...
INCLUSION: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF INSERVlCE GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' ATTITUDES AND CONCERNS
Of the students with special needs, such as the gifted student or the at risk student, the majority have had their educational needs satisfied in the general education class. However, most students with disabilities have been historically served in...
Is Scholarship the Moral Debasement of Education?
H.L. Menchen argued that hygiene was the moral debasement of medicine. By this he meant, that through the embracing of hygiene as an index of advancement within a social system, medicine moved away from its fundamental scientific concern to a latter-day...
Making Your District's Service-Learning Program Work
Throughout the history of the United States American's have believed in a definite set of values. Mostly these belief systems were based on the Judeao-Christian system of religion. Regardless of the base, generation after generation of children grew...
Metacognitive Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
Definition of Metacognition In the psychology literature, metacognition is referred to as one's "inner language" or as "thinking about one's own thinking" or more specifically metacognition refers to an individual's self-knowledge about their cognition...
Multimedia as an Instructional Tool: Perceptions of College Department Chairs
Introduction A technological wave in pedagogy is beginning to move across the business school community. Advances in technology are increasing our capacity to communicate greater quantities of information to students in a manner that increases learning...
Persistence of Special Admissions Students at a Small University
Introduction A substantial amount of research has been done on persistence in higher education across the country. However, Tinto (1987) pointed out that it is important to do institution-specific research in an attempt to better understand the...
Portfolio Management
Around the end of the semester, when portfolios are due, it is quite a chore to drag those heavy notebooks to the Education Office, to the office, the car, home and then back again. Tracking down who is evaluating which portfolios takes a bit of time....
Principals Educate Beginning Teachers about the Law
Teaching is a fun and rewarding vocation. Those who are entering the profession for the first time have a wonderful opportunity to bring about success for students and for themselves. Understanding the legal parameters within which educators operate...
Professional Educators Have Failed Our Children
Compulsory education for children is a worldwide phenomenon. Sometimes it is politically motivated, in order to produce a certain kind of citizen. Sometimes it is religiously motivated, in order to indoctrinate young minds in the teachings and beliefs...
School Empowerment
Empowerment is a school reform issue currently being implemented within some school districts around the nation. Empowerment removes the decision-making processes of a school from the school board members and superintendents. The school's staff members,...
Social Development and the Curriculum
Students achieving vital goals in social development is salient. In the school setting, in the societal arena, and on the international scene, quality feelings and attitudes must prevail. The consequences can be grave indeed if negative beliefs about...
Teacher Education as It Relates to National Accreditation and State Approval
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has moved from a set of standards in teacher preparation that is process-based to one which focuses not only on the performance of an accredited institution's students but also on...
The Essence of Leadership
Leadership is in high demand today, particularly since few understand exactly what's required in order to achieve it. So this brief note will simply spell out what is necessary in order to attain effective leadership, and possibly dispel any incorrect...
The "I like Me!" Program Is a Wonderful Project
It's a pleasure to be here. The Telephone Pioneers are a wonderful group of people, a phenomenal group of people, actually. I spent the morning with you, and I'm really energized by your excitement about education and about reading. Back about a...
The Kindergartner Program "I like Me!" Enchances Independence
School psychologists have been helping kids in schools for over 50 years. Sometimes we are lucky enough to work full time in just one school, where we can get to know all of the kids and their teachers. We can be there when problems emerge and be nearby...
The Kindergartners "I like Me!" Program Is a Timely Venture
If I were addressing a group of school principals and vice principals I would tell them that the expectations of today's school principal, working in any jurisdiction, are multi-faceted and expansive. I'm sure that your Job roles mirror many if not...
The Kindergartners Program "I like Me!" Promotes a Good Self-Concept
I am delighted to be here with you, and I congratulate you on the wonderful, wonderful work that you do. Head Start is in its 33rd year of operation, serving over 850,000 low-income children and their families. Our children are from birth to age five....
The Perceptions of Their Former Teachers by Older Adults
Every boy and girl, whether entering grade school, high school, or college, should have the opportunity, in fact, the right to have good teachers. Ideally, they should have very good teachers; nevertheless most of them, if not all, will have some who...
The Telephone Pioneers and Early Childhood Education
The Telephone Pioneers is the largest industry-related volunteer organization in the world. Its membership of over 800,000 is made up of current and retired employees of the telecommunications industry. Pioneers have a long history of "answering...
The University of Tennessee at Martin
The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee system and is the only public university in West Tennessee outside Memphis. Located in a community of approximately 9,000 residents. UT Martin is known for providing...
Toward Realistic Altruism: A Community-Based Field Experience
Introduction "It's an escape from the regular college thing." Jay. "It's a three ring circus, but I mean that in a good way." Amy "It's like a war within myself." Matt "It's a movement toward what I like to call realistic altruism."...
Validation of Reform Rhetoric within a University and Public School Collaborative Partnership
Introduction. The call for systemic reform in the educational system of the United States has become a central theme of the 1990s. Advocates of systemic reform argue against past reform movements in their approach of merely "fine tuning" one or...
When the Legends Die: A Point beyond Culture
Hal Borland's novel When the Legends Die vividly portrays the evolution and resolution of an identity crisis. The protagonist Tom Black Bull, a Ute Indian, finds himself caught between the old Ute culture and that of white America seeking the assimilation...
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