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. 2, Winter

Administrators' Perceptions of Character Education
Introduction For centuries educators have talked about the role of education in teaching values. The term character education has also been discussed for years and has been defined as "a planned, comprehensive, and systematic approach for teaching...
A School Parent Group Which Supports Families, Education and Community
Parents can support their children and their educational success better if they themselves receive support. Such support can consist of receiving regular information from their children's schools, meeting with teachers and counselors, taking workshops,...
Assessing Student Performance: A Descriptive Study of the Classroom Assessment Practices of Ohio Teachers
Introduction Assessment of student learning is a regular part of the school routine. A sizable amount of classroom time is devoted to the assessment of student learning. Since teachers must give even more time to the preparation and scoring of tests...
Building Collaborative Relationships Instructional Improvement
Education, as we have known it, has changed forever even as it remains the same. Beginning with the publication of A Nation at Risk in 1983, establishing the premise that schools were failing, and ending with the report by the National Commission on...
Character and Undergraduate Education
At a recent meeting of our University Senate, we were discussing whether or not the University should notify parents when their children have violated University rules regarding illegal substances. The question was before us because recently the federal...
Constructivist Principles of Learning and Teaching Methods
As K-12 teachers strive to help students learn academic content, skills, and dispositions, teacher educators strive to prepare these teachers. So how should today's elementary and secondary preservice teachers be educated? This article identifies principles...
Counseling Asian Americans: Implications for Training
Non-Asian Americans have paid much less attention to the problems of diverse Asian American groups such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indochinese (Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian), Thai, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Asian Indian, Filipino...
Editorial Imperative Where `Collective Will' Via Electric Libraries and Money Reigns
Beginning in 1997 electric libraries have sprung up across the world, most of them tied directly to the international web, and which now serve as clearing houses for articles in a host of copyrighted journals. Some of the present electric libraries...
Educational Leadership Must Move beyond Management Training to Visionary and Moral Transformational Leaders
Bennis (1989) would probably appreciate the irony in Clemens' comment. He once remarked that "To an extent, leadership is like beauty: It is hard to define, but you know it when you see it." (p.1) Both statements strike to the heart of the leadership/administration...
Endorsement of Family Issues in Curriculum Offerings of Teacher Training Programs Nationwide
Theories of human development, legislation, and both historical and recent research emphasize the importance of the parents as partners in the educational process. Despite the presence of a strong rationale for the inclusion of families, teachers and...
Examining the Actual Duties of Resource Teachers
Introduction Over the past twenty years there has been a considerable shift in the philosophical and ideological basis of the delivery of special education services in Canada. This shift has been in the direction of less emphasis on special class...
Faculty Focus on Moral and Character Education
Once thought to be beyond the realm of public education and its intended separation of church and state, moral and character education have now come to be viewed as content for which teachers may be responsible. With the number of world, national,...
Gender Disparity between the Attitude of Senior Secondary School Students towards Juvenile Delinquency in Botswana
Introduction The concept of juvenile delinquency is so complex that it is perceived differently by psychologists, sociologists, legal practitioners and religionists. Nevertheless, the consensus is that Juvenile delinquency is an anti-social behaviour...
How to Avoid Common Problems and Misunderstandings of the Nctm Standards
Introduction With so many sets of "Standards," "Frameworks," and "Benchmarks" being produced by educational interest committees, in subject disciplines ranging from mathematics to the visual and performing arts, it is not surprising to see a generation...
Implementing Portfolio Assessment in the Development of School Administrators: Improving Preparation for Educational Leadership
Introduction Portfolio assessment as an alternative means of performance evaluation is a practice that has gained acceptance and dramatically increased in use within educational programs during recent years. Use of portfolios in the assessment of...
In-Class Tutoring Provides Vital Assistance to In-Need Students
In recent years, several institutions have recognized this problem and have mad,: available professionally and peer staffed tutoring centers. The university where I teach was advantaged by a Title III grant and set up such a service 11 years ago. Our...
In Search of Equity for Arab-American Students in Public Schools of the United States
Equity in excellence for all students is one of the major challenges confronting our educational system. The demands for focusing and directing efforts to raise the educational levels of the increasingly culturally diverse population have become one...
Just for Today
Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that ! had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes...
Moving School Administrators into the Computer Age
Schools have usually been slower than businesses in adopting computer use. However, personal computers are becoming commonplace in the school environment (Picciano, 1994). Individual computers have been visible in classrooms and on school secretary's...
Psychometric Benefits of Soft-Linked Scoring Algorithms in Achievement Testing
Computerized testing is rapidly becoming pragmatic in admissions, licensure and certification, education placement, and guidance settings. This testing method offers many practical advantages to examinees, such as frequently available administration,...
Race and Children: The Dynamics of Early Socialization
Introduction Parents, teachers, and educational researchers have tried to understand how children develop cognitive and other skills. We do know that expectations and perceptions of parents and other significant others are important. Family structure...
Reflecting of a Personal Visit with Dr. Viktor Frankl and His Wife Elly
It's been over a year since the death of Viktor Frankl. While having survived four Nazi death camps, written more than two dozen books, and achieving worldwide recognition as a pioneer in humanistic thought, he will probably best be remembered for...
Student Feedback: A Tool for Improving Instruction in Graduate Education
Educators of all levels of experience reveal an interest in strengthening their instructional skills and broadening their repertoires of instructional styles and strategies (Wilson, 1987). Understanding the uniqueness of particular teaching-learning...
Supervising the Intern in the Public Schools
Interns and cooperating teachers, working as a team, need assistance from the university supervisor so that the former develops into becoming a professional teacher. I have supervised interns for approximately thirty years and find that there are something...
The Essential Ingredients for Being an Outstanding Principal Are All in How You Spell It
How do you spell relief, especially if you are a struggling student or an aspiring teacher? Well, oft-times the answer lies in the skills and tact of the principal, and how he or she acts toward these types of individuals. What follows, therefore,...
The Implementation of an Office of International Affairs: A Case Study
Introduction West Virginia State College (WVSC), located in Institute, a suburb of Charleston, the State capital, is the largest institution of higher education in the Kanawha Valley and serves as a major resource center for this metropolitan area....
Vocabulary Enrichment in Composition: A Grade Six Study
Introduction Research has indicated that knowing words and language usage are basic to success in school and in society (Petty, Harold, & Stoll, 1968). Word empowerment enable individuals to speak, read, and write with confidence and effectiveness....
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