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. 2, Winter

A New Paradigm for Educational Change
One of the constants within education is that someone is always trying to change it. That is, it seems that someone is always proposing a new practice, a new program, a new technique to change education for the better. Yet many seemingly powerful change-oriented...
An Innovative Method for Improving Program Planning
The issue of planning curriculum outcomes that either prepare students to live or to make a living perplexes program planners at the secondary level and beyond. Accusations have been made that education is not only neglecting the development of thinking...
Are Students Customers? the Metaphoric Mismatch between Management and Education
As teachers, we encourage our students to examine the way they use language. Too often, we sidestep this recommendation and avoid subjecting our own linguistic habits to critical scrutiny. This essay examines the equation of students with customers,...
Assessing the Harmony of One's Feelings in Relation to Culture Embraced by Use of Biofeedback (Where Today Is Tomorrow in Health Care)
"There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world we feel with our hearts ad imagination." - Lehigh Hunt In Client-centered counseling as described by Carl Rogers (1951, and 1979) we learned about the importance...
Collaborate for School Success: African-American Students from Low Income/public Housing Backgrounds
A Bleak Picture The state of North Carolina report cards for the public schools revealed some alarming statistics for the urban school districts. The statistics show African-American students - at all grade levels - lagged behind Anglo-American students...
Curriculum Changes for Real Learning
People today think youth are a product of their environment, a materialistic, advertisement driven environment. We "just do it" or "have it our way," or believe that "Pepsi is life." Have all of you forgotten that we are thinking human beings? Look what...
Educators Earning Their Doctorates: Doctoral Student Perceptions regarding Cohesiveness and Persistence
Educators such as school principals, administrators, and teachers generally have rather hectic schedules and a fair amount of daily stresses. To earn a doctorate, an educator must find the time and motivation in nonworking hours to register, attend classes,...
Elementary School Teachers' out of Pocket Expenditures
Introduction Education is big business. Estimates are that over $200 billion are being spent annually to support public education in the United States. Of local school district expenses, approximately 70 percent of the budget monies are used to pay...
Examining the Perceived World of 60 Prison Inmates in Relation to Need Presence (the Roots of Behavior)
Assessing Need Presence In December, 1949 (Commanger), The New York Times reported a study indicating that new methods for assessing needs presence was one of the greatest contributions to society in the first half of the 20th century. In relation to...
Frederick Froebel's Illuminations on Kindergarten Children's Relatedness to Nature
Most science programs for the primary grades do not acknowledge or effect the very special connection young children have with the natural world. If they did understand the child's extraordinary relatedness in exploring, observing, and interacting with...
Landing the Job: A Survey of New Teachers
Background and Rationale They have invested significant time and financial resources towards their career goal of becoming a teacher. They may have had to repeatedly defended their career choice as friends and relatives question why they selected a...
Learning Styles and the African American Student
Historically, the African American student has tended to be maligned by the American educational system. There have been many theoretical suppositions as to why this group of students has been labeled not only different, but inferior. These suppositions...
Legalize Drugs and Stop the War on People
Conventional wisdom tells us "drugs" are responsible for increasing crime and that therefore the "war on drugs" should be stepped up even more to reduce it. Tragically, however, the causation at work is just the opposite. Most "drug related" crime is...
Mathematics Intervention: Second Grade Place Value Concepts
In September 1992, Ohio's schools (K-12) began phasing-in courses-of-study based on the new state model mathematics program. One feature of the mathematics program, which was based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum and Evaluation...
Negative Impact of Females on Male Selection of Career Choice
The past three decades, and in particular the years between 1970 and 1990, have seen a growing number of women joining the labor force. Past studies have documented large, unexplained residuals in earnings differences between the sexes in all professional...
P.A.C.E. - a Student Problem Solving Procedure That Works
Students should be taught a viable means by which they can independently solve problems. The most effective approaches to teaching by the P.A.C.E. method include teacher soliloquy, role playing, and group processes. Teaching the P.A.C.E. method of problem...
Research Foundations of Moral and Ethical Education
American education is coming full circle as Character Building, Moral Education and Citizenship are all regaining prominence as viable subject areas. As we again approach these subjects, it's important we handle them on an informed basis. All too often...
School-to-Work Programs Offered by Technical Schools Provide a Viable Alternative to Traditional High Schools
Thirteen years are spent by a student, kindergarten through twelfth grade, attempting to attain a good education. Reading, math, writing, sciences, and the many other disciplines are introduced to the student during these thirteen years. The student...
Selected Major Goals for Staff Development in Schools
The major goal of staff development is to provide the best objectives, learning opportunities, and evaluation procedures for students. Assessing needs of teachers to improve the curriculum is a must. Inservice education programs may then be built sequentially...
Standardized Assessments Used in American Public Schools Are Invalid and Unreliable
The American public school system uses a battery of standardized tests as a means of assessing students. Students are assessed on their intelligence, language development, and reading readiness, to name a few of the multitude of testings used by the...
Strategies to Promote Inclusion in Primary Grades Mathematics Classrooms
The education of students with disabilities in regular classrooms is a major school reform sift in the 1990s. Lipsky & Gartner (1993) see inclusion as the logical extension of the reform of special education and that of general education, which have...
Subject Centered versus an Activity Centered Curriculum
William Chandler Bagley (1874-1946) and William Heard Kilpatrick (1871-1964) had opposing philosophies of education in the school curriculum and in the curriculum of life. How would each of the two educators teach learners so that the latter might progress...
The Action Research Endeavors of Six Classroom Teachers and Their Perceptions of Action Research
Many authors recently have contended that one important way to promote the reform of schools is to involve teachers in doing research in their own classrooms (Calhoun, 1993; Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 1990; Sardo-Brown, 1990). Since action research is...
The Psychological Ramifications of "Full Inclusion" within Our Nation's Public Schools
In a recent paper Parish and Boyd (in press) asked, "If every child is very special, then what are 'special children'?" They answered this question by stating, "These are the children that, for whatever reason, have to go through life with the understanding...
Use of Mediation and Negotiation in the Resolution of Special Education Disputes
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its subsequent revisions and accompanying regulations place significant requirements on the public school. Specifically, schools are required to provide (1) a free and appropriate public education,...
Using an Interpersonal Approach for Developing Positive Classroom Management
This model draws upon brain research that indicates when we learn something we develop a path called a neural trace to the information which we have learned. Regardless of where this engram location is in our brain, the neural trace provides the access...
Women Supervisors Have a Greater Understanding of What Takes Place in Classrooms Than Men
Few studies have been done on female school administrators, despite the fact that women have been in administrative jobs since the early 1900's (Shakeshaft, 1989). The majority of women in education have been classroom teachers: however, a second area...
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