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. 117, No. 4, Summer

Americulture
Multiculturalism is currently being taught to educators. The educators teach multiculturalism to students. Everyone is becoming enlightened with the many differences and the uniqueness of the many countries and their people. Publishing houses are mass...
An Examination of the Admission Criteria for the MBA Programs: A Case Study
The current admissions process at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) like that of many other AACSB accredited graduate business programs, relies heavily on Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores as predictor of success. To be...
Beyond the Classroom: Gender Differences in Science Experiences
The importance of environmental influences outside of school has been the focus of numerous studies (Farenga, 1995; Kahle, Parker, Rennie & Riley, 1993; Mason & Kahle, 1989; Majoribanks, 1991; Moos, 1991; Walberg, 1991a; Wolf, 1966). Midwinter...
Constitutional, Stereotypical, and Perceptional Levels of Thinking Influence Beliefs
People react to situations based on past experiences. Figure A portrays how the three levels are organized. The constitutional level interprets incoming information and assigns meaning to the perception (Ellis & Hunt, page 138). The Adaptive Character...
Education as the Key to Adult Quantitative Literacy
Many adults have neither the careers, education, nor lifestyles they desire due to a lack of quantitative literacy. For example, 1.1 million Louisianans are in need of basic literacy and skills training, and more than 30 percent of the residents older...
Empowering Student with Disabilities by Teaching Self-Determination Skills
Philosophical and legal supports exist for the full integration of persons with disabilities in natural community settings. Wolfensberger's normalization principle (cited in Schloss, Alper, & Jayner, 1993) is noted as a philosophical support, along...
Failure to Thrive Syndrome (FTTS): Predicting Educational Failure at the Middle School Level
Studies have indicated that as many as 30 per cent of children who attend rural schools, particularly those students who are living in poverty, are at risk of failing to thrive in school (Bane and Ellwood, 1989; Hodgkinson, 1986). Prior to making prescriptive...
Field Based Programs: A Presidential Perspective
The history of Texas A&M University-Commerce is rooted and grounded in the preparation of public school teachers. The University began as East Texas Normal College in 1889, when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus...
Identifying and Assisting Schoolchildren with Developmental Tasks
Background on Developmental Tasks According to Havighurst (1973), individuals affiliated with Daniel A. Prescott's Child Study Program at the University of Chicago from 1935 - 1950 found it necessary to, "...combine the drive toward growth of the individual...
Imperatives and Dissonances in Cyberspace Curriculum: An Australian Perspective
Introduction As teachers make increasing use of computers, what may have been seen as speculative science fiction is now reality. Relentless societal pressure provides an imperative for schools to adopt innovatory computer technology, particularly in...
Including Students with Disabilities into the Regular Classroom
The Education for the Handicapped Children Act (EHCA) passed in 1975 (PL94-142) guaranteed that students with disabilities would receive as much of their education as possible with students who are not disabled. While the intent to educate students with...
Internalization of Professional Attitudes of Physicians: Implications for Health Care
Over the years emphasis has been given to the analysis and interpretation of attitudes and values of the educational institution as a social system. For example, attitudes and values were focused on one form or another in the areas of teacher learning,...
Meeting the Challenges of an Inclusive Classroom of Improving Learning for All Students
This article provides a framework for meeting the challenges of an inclusive classroom for children with special needs. The special needs referred to here, are thought to occur as a result of a learning disability, emotional, or social needs, often associated...
Middle School Mentoring: A Work in Progress
As an integral component of the collaborative Texas A&M University-Commerce/ Greenville Independent School District field-based teacher education program Greenville Middle School has developed a mentoring program that continues to evolve in the areas...
New Hope Seminars on Child Abuse with Suggested Treatment Program
"I stand in darkness ... wondering if light will ever come my way again." George Betts (1974, p. 21) According to statistics from the Menninger Perspective, it is believed that one child in ten is the object of violent abuse by a parent or caregiver;...
Overhauling Teacher Education: It Takes a Collaborative
Introduction This success story began in 1991 when a newly hired dean of education and department head of elementary education sat in the office of a local school superintendent talking over a cup of coffee about a facility the two agencies were sharing....
Partnerships Enhance Teacher Education
Ask anyone without vested interest what word pops up in association with the concept "traditional teacher education" and the response is "unrealistic." In that obsolete program education undergraduates receive the majority of their formal training in...
Preservice Teacher Developmental Tasks and Life History Research
Preservice teachers have unique developmental needs as they begin the formal aspect of teacher education. Life history studies which utilize broad contexts for understanding such needs and explore rather than limit contexts, have shed much light on the...
Reconceptualizing the Process of Teacher Preparation to Accommodate a Collaborative, Field-Based Model
In response to the waves or- educational reform that swept across the nation in the 1980s, the Texas Education Agency made available block grants to universities as incentives for significant changes in how teachers were prepared. The intent was to support...
School Reform and Learners with Disabilities
Since the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, provision of special education has moved from isolated settings to the regular classroom environment (Ayers, 1994). During the 1970's, mainstreaming transferred learners from special...
Some Benefits of an Education Abroad Program for Elementary Preservice Teachers
The most effective teacher education programs with regard to promoting cross-cultural literacy are those that actually immerse preservice teachers in other cultures in other nations for teacher internships (Stachowski and Mahan, 1995). In 1990, Bennett...
Some Mentally Retarded Children Can Benefit from Placement with Peers
"Inclusion" seems to be the mode of the moment. However, it is still necessary to sustain special class programs for certain slow learners (mentally retarded). It is important that school personnel responsible for the study and selection of children...
Stress and the College Student
Stress is a part of everyone's life. A certain amount of stress is to be expected in daily life, but too much stress may be harmful. A great deal of research has examined the effects of stress on variables such as adaptational outcomes (e.g. Lazarus,...
The Changing Roles of Student Teacher Supervisors
In 1992 East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University- Commerce) made a commitment to change its campus-based student teaching program to a field-based program. The Center for Professional Development and Technology (CPDT) replaced the Center...
The Rapid Scoring of Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Spelling and Essay Corrections
The crossword puzzle is potentially a very innovating tool for use in the teaching of general sociology and a variety of other courses. Computer programs have enabled the making of puzzles relatively easier. Excellent puzzles may be made by hand, however....
The Role of Teachers and the Schools in Assisting Children Who Live with Violence
In the United States, violence is romanticized in our culture (Lantieri, 1995; Sautter, 1995) and especially in our cities. Each day, we see and hear on television, radio, in newspapers and real life, images of dehumanizing violence. Children and juveniles...
Visual Art Enhances the Learning of Shakespeare
Aloha, Julius Caesar "Current research indicates that using an interdisciplinary, or integrated, curriculum provides opportunities for more relevant, less fragmented, and more stimulating experiences for students" (Furrier, 1995, p.4). As a former teacher...
Whole Language Literature Reading Instruction
A current trend in the pedagogical processes of reading instruction is whole language literature usage, displacing the basal reader technique of reading instruction. The basal reader was a compilation of stories selected by educational experts and publishers...
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