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. 126, No. 1, Fall

Academic Generations Exploring Intellectual Risk Taking in an Educational Leadership Program
Introduction As educational leaders, we are and will be continually challenged to overcome new obstacles, address issues, take risks, and improve our organizations beyond the point at which we entered them. Educational leadership preparation programs...
A Comparative Study of Teacher Ratings of Emergent Literacy Skills and Student Performance on a Standardized Measure
Introduction Failure to meet grade-level expectations in reading is the most cited reason for retention in the early grades (Snow, Bums & Griffin, 1998). Reading difficulties are pervasive and persistent. They occur across all ethnic and socioeconomic...
Becoming a Teacher Educator
Dreaming of a career in academe? Love your field, but want a change in responsibilities? Does it make sense for you to move from public education to higher education? As a teacher or administrator in basic education, have you considered becoming a...
English Language Learner Representation in Teacher Education Textbooks: A Null Curriculum?
At present, 18% of the US population does not speak English at home, an increase of 50% in the last two decades (United States Census Bureau, 2003). During the 1999-2000 school year English Language Learners (ELLs) made up nine percent of the United...
Home-School Communication in the Early Childhood Development Phase
INTRODUCTION Effective two-way communication is the most important but least measurable factor in developing successful home-school relationships. Where effective communication is established and sustained in a comprehensive parent involvement programme,...
Homework in the 21st Century: The Antiquated and Ineffectual Implementation of a Time Honored Educational Strategy
Homework had been a mainstay teacher strategy since education first began. When used properly, study after study show that homework, from the elementary through the university level, is an effective method for reinforcing educational learning goals....
Language Course Taught with Online Supplement Material: Is It Effective?
Introduction Computer technology continues to develop. As William Massy (1997) noted "the faculty role will change from being mainly a content expert, professor's job is to profess, to a combination of content expert, learning process design expert,...
Middle Level Teachers Using Focus Group Research
Most middle school students enjoy gathering in groups to discuss their thoughts on topics important to them. Jackson and Davis (2000) comment, "Middle grades students are mature enough to engage in thoughtful, sustained analysis and problem solving,...
Multimedia Software Evaluation Form for Teachers
Software Evaluation Form for Teachers The Project Schools are currently receiving increased funds for multimedia software for classrooms. There is a need for good software in the schools, and there is a need to know how to evaluate software and...
Performance Assessment of Skills and Personal Development of Counseling Students as Predictors of Social-Influence Ratings by Clients
Educators of professionals often want to determine the quality of student performance and its impact on those they serve. Performance assessment in the education of teachers, medical practitioners, and counselors, for example, currently receives much...
Physical Settings, Materials, and Related Spanish Terminology Recommended for Play Therapy with First-Generation Mexican-American Children
Introduction There is a dearth of literature on multicultural aspects of play therapy, particularly for Mexican-American children. In the United States, the largest ethnic minority group is Hispanics (32.8 million), of which 61% are Mexican-Americans...
Play It Again, Teach: A Contingency Plan
Many years ago, Walt Whitman wrote, 'I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear" (in Bartlett, 1982). It is sad to say, but Whitman might have a difficult time finding a song in our cognitive-oriented schools of today. A greater emphasis on academic...
Relationships between Measures of Leadership and School Climate
Introduction Education leadership is possibly the most important single determinant of an effective learning environment. Change leaders must understand procedures and processes that create the conditions necessary for organizational improvement....
School Counselors' and School Principals' Perceptions of the School Counselor's Role
Developing and defining appropriate roles for school counselors continues to be a source of concern for the counseling profession. Although national role standards clearly indicate which tasks are considered appropriate to the role (ASCA, 2003), there...
Secondary Education Programs in Kuwait: An Evaluation Study
Introduction and Background: The credit unit concept, known as the Credit Hour System (CHS) first emerged in higher education at about the turn of the last century, fueled by two major developments; that was in the United States' higher education...
Tennessee's Regents Online Degree Program - a Success Story: An Interview with Dr. Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor for RODP
Introduction As one of the nation's top virtual university systems, the Tennessee Board of Regents' Online Degree Programs has a great story to tell. And at Tennessee Tech University, Kevin Liska and students in the Business-Media Center specialize...
The Effects of Sample Size on the Equating of Test Items
Introduction and Background Test construction and administration have become part of our every day lives. The creation, administration, and norming of tests are no longer restricted to the work of psychologists and educators, but extended to cover...
The Importance of Music Education
Deciding what is taught in American schools is the province of teachers, principals, local school boards, state education agencies, regional accrediting bodies, and. in the case of colleges and universities, department, college, and institutional curriculum...
Why We Complete a Teacher Education Program: Credentialed Teachers, a Critical Incident Inquiry
In order to become a teacher, all states require teachers to have a bachelor's degree, pass a certification test, and complete catalog specific courses in a subject matter and education. Currently in the state of Texas, many changes are taking place...
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