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. 2, Winter

Cardinal Shifts in School Management in South Africa
Introduction Reform initiatives in education in South Africa follow similar trends to the rest of the world. These reform initiatives rest on the assumption that participation of educators, learners and parents can enhance the achievement of the...
Determining the Influences of Traditional Texas Teachers vs. Teachers in the Emergency Teaching Certification Program
Introduction By 2006 America will educate almost three million more children than in 2000-2001, more than 54 million K-12 students throughout the U. S. (U. S. Department of Education, 1998). The elementary school-aged population is expected to grow...
Evaluation of the Gang Resistance and Training (GREAT) Program: A School-Based Prevention Program *
Over the last decade, society has been greatly impacted by gangs. Through the 1970's and 1980's, street gangs became more developed and organized (Venkatesh, 1999). While society was beginning to face the impact of organized gangs, the level of the...
Forensic Counseling: A New Approach to School Crime
After being invited to present my workshop on Forensic Counseling at The New Jersey Education Association's annual conference in Atlantic City, the largest education meeting in the world, I was informed, I realized the remarkable largely untapped educational...
From Crisis to Growth ... Race, Culture, Ethnicity, Conflict and Change
A man who lived on the northern frontier of China was skilled in interpreting events. One day for no reason, his horse ran away to the nomads across the border. Everyone tried to console him, but his father said, "What makes you so sure this isn't...
How Mentor Teachers Perceive Their Roles and Relationships in a Field-Based Teacher-Training Program
Texas A&M University-Commerce seeks to bridge the gap between theoretical coursework and classroom reality through a field-based program, whereby teachers-in-training receive classroom instruction from university faculty, supplemented by hands-on...
Knowing Economic Theory: Applying the Reflective Judgment Model in Intoductory Economics
The lamentable quality of student research papers and projects is a problem familiar to instructors of every discipline. Students, it seems, don't understand what research is about. They just go through the motions, we complain, and rarely present...
Meta-Cognitive Analysis: An Alternative to Literature Reviews and Meta-Analysis for the Sciences and the Arts
Introduction: The authors will introduce a new method of analysis that combines qualitative and quantitative methods to help researchers analyze data when they do not have national random samples. Review: Glass notes in his "Meta-analysis...
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Deciphering Truth in the Criminal Mind
"The question is not 'Have I taken more than I have given?" but 'Have I taken something you really didn't want to give?'" George Betts (1974, pp. 15-16) One murder every 33.9 minutes One violent crime every 22.1 seconds One robbery every 1.3...
New Literacies, Standards, and Teacher Education
Introduction Information literacy is not a new concept; however, the impact of the Information Age exacerbated its importance and expanded the types of literacies (Smith, 2002). A general focus on library skills and information literacy has now...
Overrepresentation of Minority Students in Special Education
Introduction and Statement of the Problem It is impossible to overstate the importance of the overrepresentation of minority students in special education programs. The issue is of critical importance and is very complex. If education for children...
Personality Type as a Predictor of Teaching Efficacy and Classroom Control in Emergency Certification Teachers
Research has found that specific personality traits of teachers are reflected in classroom instruction, especially through the teacher's use of various instructional strategies and material (Erdle, Murray, and Rushton, 1985). They also found that a...
Predictors of School and Nursing Service Managers' Coping Ability
Introduction: Research Problem and Aim This research project is concerned with investigating the coping ability of South African school and nursing service managers amidst increasingly high daily demands and contemporary challenges. Both groups...
Ritalin Update for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents
Ritalin is the most frequently prescribed medication for the treatment of individuals who have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) (NIDA, 2001). It is also prescribed for narcolepsy, a sleep disorder....
Selecting the Best Teacher Candidates: Can a Group Interview Help?
Introduction The teacher education program at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) is a relatively new program having started operation in the academic year 1996-1997. The Utah Board of Regents limited the program to thirty students per year for the...
Strategies for Developing Appropriate Timelines for Thematic Based Assignments Designed to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills
Over the course of a school year teachers plan literally hundreds of lessons for their students. A continual challenge for educators is determining just how much time to allot to each of these assignments. This can be a real dilemma. On the one hand,...
The Impact of Hope, Procrastination, and Social Activity on Academic Performance of MidWestern Collage Students
Introduction Tests of academic ability such as the American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) have been found to be useful predictors of academic performance in college (e.g., Donlin, 1984; Halpin, Halpin, & Schaer, 1981;...
The Mathematics and Science Achievement Gap between Resegregated and Desegregated Schools
Introduction The Achievement Gap between European Americans and African American students has been a concern for more than two centuries. As Lucas (2000) noted President Thomas Jefferson addressed this problem in 1785. As we progress through the...
The Newly Developed Confluence Score Tests Creditability of Test Taker-Making Older Test without One a Relic of the Past
The newly developed Confluence Score score uses a minimum of 42 items from the test selected as pairs that are opposites or nearly opposite to establish creditability of Test Taker (Cassel & Blackwell, 2001; DeMoulin & Walsh, 2002; and Divison...
The Psychology of Improving Teaching Quality
Improving the quality of teaching in the classroom is a major goal of inservice education. The classroom teacher is the most important item or person involved to improve the curriculum. Each pupil must have the best education possible. This means that...
The Researcher as Research Instrument in Educational Research: A Possible Threat to Trustworthiness? (A: Research_instrument)
Background and problem statement: Central to conducting research and more specifically qualitative research is the researcher as research instrument (Denzin & Lincoln, 2000: 368; Marshall & Rossman, 1995: 59-65). The researcher is the key person...
Toward an Understanding of Cellular Sociology and Its Relationships to Cellular Biology
Society has been viewed analogously as an organism that is seen to grow, display differentiation in structure and function as well as interdependence of parts. This is evidenced in the works of such diverse writers as Plato, Pascal, Hobbes, Hegel,...
Using Total Quality to Achieve Continuous Improvement in the Classroom
The total quality approach can help all stakeholders of education to develop a process that will help all students to succeed. Such an approach will reinforce the belief that every student wants to do a good job and, if given a chance, is capable of...
Young Adolescent Girls' Experience of Non-Clinical Depression
Against this background two research aims were formulated for this qualitative research project which had an exploratory, descriptive and contextual focus: * To explore and describe young adolescent girls experience non-clinical depression *...
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