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. 124, No. 1, Fall

A Learner-Centered Curriculum Based on Award-Winning Literature
A learner-centered focus in reading creates a dialogue between students and teachers. This focus in classrooms can heighten awareness of the needs of individual readers, providing the impetus for teacher knowledge of the literature itself. Teachers...
Delivering Authentic Staff Development
Introduction: The State of Staff Development Activities All educators have been involved in staff development activities on some level. Typically, university personnel utilize the month of August to help a local school district satisfy its requirements...
Education versus Schooling: Seeking New Paradigms for a New Century
Schools and school systems ... have done a noteworthy job of preparing students for the industrial age; fewer have systematically decided how they will prepare students for the 21st century. Therefore, if we continue on our present path, we'll be preparing...
Fostering Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom
It is estimated that between 15 and 22 percent of U.S. youth have social-emotional difficulties warranting intervention (Cohen, 2001; Mogno & Rosenblitt, 2001). Students at risk for school failure are particularly vulnerable for social-emotional...
Foundations for Learner-Centered Education: A Knowledge Base
Learner-Centered Education: A Definition * The Citadel has for its conceptual framework Learner-Centered education. This is a fluid theoretical model which is subject to change, and, indeed, does continuously change as the faculty continues to redefine...
From Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered Curriculum: Improving Learning in Diverse Classrooms
Introduction Twenty-first century classrooms challenge traditional, teacher-centered curriculum to meet the increasingly diverse needs of students and make the required increases in achievement gains. School violence, diverse student needs and populations,...
Getting It Together: Effective Strategies for University/School Partnerships
Gear Up Inland Empire (GUIE) is a federally funded program aimed at increasing the University matriculation rate of students originating from five participating middle schools and their associated feeder sites. In service of this objective, the GUIE...
In Retrospect: Teachers Who Made a Difference from the Perspective of Preservice and Experienced Teachers
Introduction The identification of characteristics that differentiate effective from ineffective teachers has received a great deal of attention in the professional literature for many years. With 1992 as the benchmark, Good and McCaslin (1992)...
Institutional Factors Affecting Student Retention
INTRODUCTION Since the 1980s, American institutions have experienced a major problem retaining students, particularly under-represented minorities. The loss of students returning to campus for another year usually results in greater financial loss...
Learner-Centered Conditions That Ensure Students' Success in Learning
Ensuring students' success in learning has long been the goal of teachers, but over the years it has become even more critical. In 1892, the National Education Association (N.E.A.) created its Committee of Ten and charged it with the responsibility...
Learner-Centered Education: Implementing the Conceptual Framework-Moving from Theory to Action
The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) charges institutions with the task of collaborating with school partners to design, implement, and evaluate the unit's conceptual framework (National Council for the Accreditation...
Learner-Centered Teacher Preparation: A Mastery of Skills
The major role of teaching is enhancing student learning. How to prepare teachers to be adept at enhancing learning of students is a topic of major discussions. From veteran teachers to college professors, the issues of how to enhance learning and...
Meetings in Cyberspace
School board members are posting their meeting minutes on the World Wide Web with their school board web sites. Some of these web sites have the meeting minutes written into a narrative. Few, if any, school board web sites use hyperlinks to connect...
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
In order to address the need for different teaching strategies, we must first realize there are different learning styles. Howard Gardner was aware of this when he developed his theory of multiple intelligences. According to Gardner, there are eight...
Principals' Perceptions of Extended Teacher Internships
Introduction The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (1996) in their report, What Matters Most: Teaching and America's Future, stated that recruiting, preparing, and supporting teachers are integral components for achieving America's...
Procrastination and Student Performance on Immediate and Delayed Quizzes
For years learners nave been treated as passive players in the teaching and learning process. According to Cross & Steadman (1996), learners must be actively involved in the learning process if learning is to be successful. Listening actively and...
School Finance Reform: An Unresolved Issue across the Nation
General Overview When it came to finance, early school reforms sought to secure resources necessary to establishing and maintaining schools. As increasing numbers of communities constructed educational programs to meet local needs, state involvements...
Statistics Anxiety: The Nontraditional Student
Background In 1991 over 38% of all college students were 25 years of age or older. In 1998 that number had increased to nearly 46% (Howard & Henney, 1998). Another study found that nontraditional students make up approximately one-half of the...
Student Learning Outcomes in a Learner-Centered Genetics Classroom
Introduction Considerable research suggests that often the inattentive are simply attending to different aspects of a subject from the ones we had in mind. True attention--i.e., engagement--requires variability. Just as the eye will not naturally...
Student Management: Teacher Interns Wrestling with Assumptions
Background of the Study The internship is one of the most influential training experiences for teacher preparation programs (Godfrey, 1995). Yet, colleges and universities have had limited control over this crucial area of the teacher preparation....
Teacher Cadet: A Unique Learner-Centered High School Course
Background Information In the mid-1980s the supply of new South Carolina teachers plummeted to such a low number, educators predicted that if great measures were not taken, by the early 1990s, only six of every ten classrooms would have a certified...
Teacher Involvement to Evaluate Achievement
Much is written about using standardized and state mandated tests to measure student growth in science. Little, however, is written about using teacher developed tests to measure student science achievement in the classroom. Too frequently, standardized...
Television Viewing and Academic Achievement Revisited
Introduction: Given the central role popular media plays in the lives of our children, it is important to have an understanding of the impact television viewing has on academic achievement and school performance. Parents and teachers alike ask the...
The Citadel GEAR-UP Program and Learner-Centered Education: Together, a Framework for Student Success
In 1999, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, proposed a state-wide program to meet the requirements of the Gaining Early Awareness...
The Effects of Supervisory Task Statements on Preservice Teachers' Instructional Behaviors during Retaught Lessons
In order to acquire the skills that are needed to cope with the multitude of professional responsibilities of teaching, it is vital that student teachers receive explicit supervisory feedback about their performance throughout their teacher preparation...
Using Learner-Centered Education to Prepare Teachers for Ethical Leadership
PREPARING TEACHERS FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP Why would one go to The Citadel, a Military College, to prepare to become a teacher? The proposition of this article is that The Citadel, because of its unique focus on educating the "whole" person, creates...
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