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. 115, No. 4, Summer

A Legal Analysis of School Searches
A wadded-up looseleaf paper flew across the classroom. A seemingly typical classroom disturbance; however, on inspection, the crumpled paper contained marijuana. A student brushed up against another student en route to the pencil sharpener. A drug...
A Paradigm for Portfolio Assessment in Teacher Education
Educational reform is a prime task in the United States, and it is no doubt that assessment of teaching and learning at all levels is one of the major foci of this reform. While there may not be anything new or authentic about the techniques of assessment...
A Proposed New Symbolic Model for Modern Education
I want to propose an experimental plan that could prove to become the beginning of a renewal in our education today. And for such a renewal, I suggest that our first critical step is to be philosophical. We should not now think that in education...
California's History-Social Science Framework Revisited: A Focus on Implementation Successes
"By emphasizing history and geography and offering more in-depth thought-provoking units, California educators hope to enrich students, understanding of our nation and the world." (Alexander and Crabtree, 1988, p. 10). This was the vision embodied...
Chaos Theory and Its Implications for Curriculum and Teaching
Anyone who has done any teaching knows that no formula, no rule, no theory ever works perfectly with every group of students. Our present scientific deterministic paradigm is based on the assumption that if you have preset goals written out and so-called...
Educating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children
A large number of elementary school students have a condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This phenomenon creates problems for the ADHD student. other students in the classroom, and the teacher. The purpose of this article...
Learning Styles in the Philippines
Is there a distinctive learning style that characterizes middle school students of the Philippines, an archipelago of some 7000 islands in Southeast Asia? This study sought to find out. The Learning Style Inventory (LSI) of Dunn, Dunn, and Price...
Making the Right Connection: Conferencing with Parents of Different Cultures
Ann Smith is a white, middle-class female who teaches first grade. There are 28 children in Mrs. Smith's class, 15 children are White, 11 children are African American, and 2 children are Hispanic. In preparing progress reports early in the year,...
Multidimensional Self-Concepts and Achievement in African-American Middle School Students
Researchers have devoted considerable attention to the relationship between self-concept and academic achievement in the general population (e.g., Hansford A Hattie, 1985; Liu, Kaplan, & Risser, 1992; Mboya, 1989; Pottebaum, Keith, & Ehly,...
Needed: An Ethic of Caring in Our Schools
We live in a violent society. One that is cited by a Senate Judiciary Report as "the most violent and self-destructive ... in the industralized world" (Steinberg, 1991, p.40). Daily, we are bombarded with reports of rapes, muggings, stabbings, and...
Outcomes of Teacher Participation in the Curriculum Development Process
Introduction Since the early 1980s, many educators have addressed the negative aspects of schooling in the United States and provided practitioners with various recommendations for how to improve them. According to Sikula (1990), the early reports...
Practical Strategies for Facilitating Classroom Teachers' Involvement in Action Research
Recently, many authors have contended that one important way to promote the reform of schools is to involve teachers in doing research in their own classrooms (Casanova, 1989; Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 1990; McCutcheon, 1987; Sardo-Brown, 1990; Shalaway,...
Reforming American Education Must Include Societal Matters as Well as Educational Ones
Intense public criticism underachieving American schools and an ensuing outcry for school reform since the early 80's have been prompting educators to come up with a host of school programs or initiatives aimed at improving student performance. However,...
School Failures Caused by Personal Goals of Teachers and Administrators That Dwarf Social Ones
America's educational system has been widely accused of failing the nation. The Public Television network evening news program of December 13, 1990, presented a panel of experts (including John Silber, Ross Perot, and Thomas Kean) who concurred that...
Searching for Second Wave Pedagogy: Student Perceptions of Classroom Practice
Introduction Several writers have found that pedagogy in contemporary American schools is much the same as during the last half of the 19th century. Sirotnik (1983) and Goodlad (1984), for example, found that contemporary teachers "out-talked"...
Some Types of Children-at-Risk
That children today are growing up faster physically seems to be undebatable (Ware, 1991). This fact is repeatedly documented in the literature and is seemingly recognized by both parents and teachers. Unfortunately, however, "the earlier physical...
Strategies and Knowledge in Problem Solving: Results and Implication for Education
How do individuals become more successful problem-solvers? How do they use what they know about specific domains or subject areas and how is this influenced by their problem-solving strategies? How does this vary by age? Recent research (Peverly,...
Student Apathy, Lack of Self-Responsibility and False Self-Esteem Are Failing American Schools
For more than a decade, the media and the general public have been criticizing educational institutions for producing mediocre results, and the government has been pouring astronomical amounts of money into education in an attempt to improve student...
Subjectivity in Teacher Decision Making: Underlying Cognitive Processes
Reducing subjectivity is a desirable goal for decision-makers of all kinds - from military leaders to management personnel to individuals dealing with their day to day personal problems. But considering the varied and ambiguous nature of most classroom...
Tech Prep and the Development of Personal Qualities: Defining the Affective Domain
Introduction A recent and important trend in public school education concerns helping students develop the essential technological skills for them to become a part of a "world-class work-force,, (U.S. Government Report, 1991). Indeed, public...
The Case Study Approach to Teaching in Education Administration and Supervision Preparation Programs
A case study is usually developed out of a real situation. Wassermann (1993) has developed "strategies for writing cases" for students and instructors that grow out of their own professional experiences. Sato (1991) stated that "most professional...
The Importance of Promoting Stakeholder Acceptance of Educational Innovations
Educators are continually responding to new information on how children learn by restructuring both educational environments (e.g., Kearns, 1993; Merina, 1993) and approaches to the instruction of various subject matter (e.g., Battista, 1994; Bums,...
The Relationship between Fitness Test Scores and Activity among Fourth Grade Students
In past years, there has been an increased effort to perfect fitness testing techniques, measurement criteria and to identify acceptable standards of performance. Perhaps these concerns have been out of step with one goal of physical education which...
The School Counselor as Leader of Efforts to Have Schools Free of Drugs and Violence
The sixth National Education Goal for the year 2000 acknowledges the problem of violence in the public schools and serves to direct our attention to its solution. It reads as follows: "By the Year 2000, every school in america will be free of drugs...
Thinking about Methodology: Student Initiated Active Learning in Reading and Writing
"One must learn by doing the thing: though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try (Publilius Syrus, first century B.C.E." In a passing conversation with a reporter for Re Buffalo News, he was asked how he learned his craft....
Tips on How to Turn Life's Setbacks into Triumphs
When life presents us with lemons, our job is to make "great" lemonade! To do so, however, we need to have the right recipe(s). What follows, therefore, are ten points to ponder (i.e., recipes) that should help us lead more "fruitful"...
Toward Clarification of Confusion in the Concept of Percentile
Precentile is a fundamental concept in educational statistics (Kendall & Buckland, 1971). Nevertheless, no agreement has been reached among textbooks regarding definition and computation of percentile. In this paper, four percentile definitions...
Will to Learn
Recent Gallop Polls report that discipline, drugs and alcohol, and lack of student motivation continue to be identified by far as the largest problems in our schools., quality of teachers, financial support and the curriculum are consistently listed...
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