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. 125, No. 2, Winter

A Comparative Assessment of Constructivist and Traditionalist Approaches to Establishing Mathematical Connections in Learning Multiplication
Methods of teaching mathematics are founded upon and directly affected by the educator's investigations of learning. How students should understand and remember mathematics is of paramount concern to teaching at all levels of schooling. An agenda for...
Elementary School Teachers' Perceptions and Attitudes to the Educational Structure of Tracking
INTRODUCTION Since its inception as a nation, Americans have viewed education as a vehicle for upward mobility and the American people have affirmed this general belief many times in recent history. In 1954, the important Brown vs. Board of Education...
Elementary Teachers' Beliefs and Knowledge about Grade Retention: How Do We Know What They Know?
Introduction Years of research have shown that retention provides limited academic advantages to students (McCoy & Reynolds, 1999; Meisels & Liaw, 1993; Reynolds, 1992; Shepard & Smith, 1989), and yet the practice continues. According...
Gender Disparity in Science Education: The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Causes of Gender Disparity Although early literature addressing gender disparity attributed gender differences in academic performance in science and mathematics to genetics (Benbow & Stanley, 1980; Gray, 1981), the overall biological differences...
Learning the Skill Theme Approach: Salient and Problematic Aspects of Pedagogical Content Knowledge
The purpose of this study was to describe salient aspects of pedagogical content knowledge that preservice physical education teachers acquired and found problematic while learning a specific skill theme approach (Graham, Holt/Hale, & Parker, 1993)...
Manifestations of Learning Disabilities in University Students: Implications for Coping and Adjustment
The purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding of students' perception of their difficulties and adjustments during university studies as compared with their past perceptions, to examine their coping and expectations, and draw some...
Mnemonic Strategies: Creating Schemata for Learning Enhancement
"Mnemonic Strategies: Creating Schemata for Learning Enhancement" investigates the process of remembering and presents techniques to improve memory retention. Examples of association, clustering, imagery, location, mnemonic devices and visualization...
Putting an End to the Battle over Homework
Just what homework is has never really been in question. The man many consider the foremost authority on homework, Dr. Harris Cooper of the University of Missouri-Columbia, defines it as "tasks assigned to students by school teachers that are intended...
Some Thoughts about the Future of Guidance and Counselling in Nigeria
Although, Aluede, Egbule and Okorodudu (1988, as cited in Aluede, 2000) had observed that guidance and counselling service is a relatively new educational delivery service in Nigeria's educational system, one may today be tempted to think differently...
Supportive Practices in Teacher Education: Finding out What Pre-Service Teachers Know about Teaching, Learning, and Community, through Purposeful and Creative Assessment
In my teaching I speak about and model for pre-service teachers how to utilize authentic assessment as a tool for holistic teaching and learning. A holistic perspective, according to Hill and Ruptic, (1994) is based on current research that highlights...
Teachers' Perceptions of School Counselor Effectiveness: Collaborating for Student Success
As a result of the continued call for increased accountability in education, there is a renewed focus and interest in both school counselor education and comprehensive developmental guidance models designed to maximize school counseling services (Baker...
The Absence of Diversity in the Academy: Faculty of Color in Educational Administration Programs
Introduction Educational Administration Programs have a challenge in recruiting a diverse faculty to train K-12 administrators and educational leaders. As we prepare students to become administrators and educational leaders, are we committed to...
The Influence of Music on Core Learning
Glenn (1992) observed that music can hone creativity through participation in one of the great art forms. Leng, Shaw and Wright (1990) believe we can examine higher creative and learning functions through the study of music. Gardner (1983) identifies...
Toward an Understanding of "Genetic Sociology" and Its Relationships to Medical Sociology and Medical Genetics in the Educational Enterprise
The purpose of this paper is to establish the fact that a new subdiscipline in the field of medical sociology is urgently needed to analyze the interrelationships and implications of genetic discoveries, diagnoses, treatments and prognoses upon societal...
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