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. 118, No. 4, Summer

Affective Responses before and after Fraudulent Excuses by Academic Procrastinators
Approximately 70% of U.S. college students engage in frequent academic procrastination (Ellis & Knaus, 1977; Hill, Hill, Chabot, & Barrall, 1978), the purposive delay in beginning or completing academically-related tasks. Studies indicate...
An Illustration of the Least Median Squares (LMS) Regression Using Progress
Classical regression analyses were based on the least mean squares (DS) methods which minimized the sum of residual squares in a linear regression (Casella & Berger, 1990). Weisberg (1985) noted, "One main qualification of least squares estimation...
Assessing the Value of General Education Programs: The Addition of Meaning-Making to the E-Value-Ation Process
Introduction: Its Meaning is Its Value Evaluating a program without an attempt to develop an understanding of underlying processes and functions is like drinking from an empty bottle to satisfy a thirst, a vacuous and frustrating enterprise....
Change and the School Administrator
Change is all around us. It appears that changes do not stop, nor do we want complete stability to remain. Sometimes, we desire changes in certain areas, but not in others. Thus changes are wanted to promote longer, healthier lives. Perhaps, in the...
Dealing with the Stress of Teachers
Introduction Stress is an adaptive response in which a person's body prepares, or adjusts, to a threatening situation (Skillern, Richardson, Wallman, Prickett, & Marion, 1990). Stress is the cause of deteriorating health, lack of productivity,...
Designing a Mentoring Program
Among educators, widespread concern at all levels about the quality of schools in our nation has led to renewed interest in the areas of teacher preparation and teacher induction. During the 1980's, the induction movement gained momentum throughout...
Dispositions and Portfolio Development: Is There a Connection?
As Is The Teacher, So Is The School Horace Mann long ago made the following important point: as is the teacher so is the school. By implication then, teacher characteristics, attitudes, concepts of self, and intellectual and interpersonal dispositions...
Evaluation, Accountability and Audience: How Demands for Accountability Undercut Program Development
Increasingly, universities are under pressure to respond to demands for accountability from a variety of audiences--some regulatory, some public and some institutional. In this article, we consider how the various demands for accountability, while...
Grass-Roots Participation Enhances Assessment
Accreditation is a fact of life for the University of San Francisco and nearly all colleges and universities in the United States. External evaluation teams from six accreditation regions in the country visit campuses to validate the quality of the...
How Teachers Can Help Students Get Their Learning Styles Met at School and at Home
Children often have problems learning. They have specific learning needs that are not met at school or at home. Can part of a child's learning problems be traced to the differences between parents and children and/or teachers and students, with respect...
Innovative Teaching: Teaching at Its Best
Fostering Reflection And Repose It is interesting to observe how diverse teachers struggle daily to excel as they try to discover which educational strategies are the most successful and which mistakes the most common. We must acknowledge the...
Insights on Effective Communication: Some "Sabbatical" Observations
Purpose Post-secondary educational institutions typically grant sabbatical leaves to faculty-members in order to:...provide a means by which employees increase their knowledge, further their research, stimulate intellectual...
International Students Have Statistics Anxiety Too!
Background International students often have much better preparation in mathematics, often having had calculus in high school. It has been the belief that taking more mathematics has been the reason for their better, though not significantly...
Leadership in Teacher Preparation: The Role of the California State University
The California State University (CSU) system has long played a major role in the preparation of teachers for the state's public schools. However, as the range of demands for teacher preparation in the state has evolved, so too has the role of the...
Problems in Statistics: Learning Style, Age, and Part-Time Students
Introduction Does one's learning style affect a person's grade in an introductory statistics course? Or does it depend on the age or nationality of the individual? Do men do better in quantitative type courses? Do full-time students outperform...
Promoting Teacher Excellence: A Comparison of Two Performance-Based Teacher Assessment Frameworks
Performance assessment of teachers is gaining grass-roots popularity as well as strong advocacy at the national level. When the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards first certified teachers in 1995, it used rigorous performance assessment...
Short-Term Enrollment Projection: An Example at State Level
With information obtained from reviews of past enrollment trends, it is both natural and logical that a researcher make an assessment of future enrollment. Enrollment projections are imperative if we are to allocate resources judiciously. The uncertainty...
Special Education Students' Perceptions of Their Mainstreamed Classes
Especially since the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142), the placement of special education students into regular classrooms has become an important issue in education. This and subsequent laws have required states to provide...
Teachers Improving Learning Using Metacognition with Self-Monitoring Learning Strategies
The current educational system is in dire need of modification in order to keep pace with the current technological advancement of society. As educators, we must consider the research and create an educational system that will meet the needs of a...
Techniques in the Supervision of Teachers: Preservice and Inservice Applications
Perhaps one of the most important responsibilities of a principal is the supervision of instruction (Lunenburg, 1995). Instructional supervision has as its goal the professional development of teachers, with an emphasis on improving teachers' classroom...
The Accuracy of Children's Self-Perceptions and Perceptions of Others: Piloting a Field-Based Measure
Research on children's self concept has received enormous attention during the last 20 years. As researchers have examined developmental changes in self concept, they have come to recognize that children have differing perceptions of competence with...
Using Graphic Organizers to Teach Vocabulary: Does Available Research Inform Mathematics Instruction?
The need for rich and meaningful vocabulary knowledge in developing concepts in content areas is documented by research and is generally accepted by classroom teachers (Monroe & Panchyshyn, 1995-1996). Mathematics is recognized as the most difficult...
Volunteers Provide a Special, Personalized Program to Meet Self-Concept, Reading, and Writing Needs of Elementary Children
This article provides the reader with an insight on the Telephone Pioneers of America, its mission and its commitment. It also highlights one empirically-tested, educational program that the pioneers are providing to children in the United States...
Will Standards Improve Student Achievement?
Current levels of student achievement in American schools reflect what some reformers view as a system that encourages "mediocre and undemanding work" (Cohen, 1995, p. 757). Two Presidential administrations have responded to reformers by promoting...
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