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. 128, No. 1, Fall

A Case in Mathematics Education Using Skits to Connect Preservice Teachers' Language and Practices
Having students write and enact skits has been suggested for its potential to, for example, improve students' creative writing and communication skills (Myers & Torrance, 2003), enhance the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains in slow...
An Appraisal of Globalisation and Nigerian Educational Policies
Globalisation can be seen as advancing worldwide interdependence of people with the use of the technological discoveries. Oladipipo (2000) defined globalisation as the increasing linkages among countries or deeper integration of the world economy by...
A Partnership of Educators to Promote Technology Integration: Designing a Master Technology Teacher Program
Introduction Technology integration is becoming more relevant as teachers are expected to use technology to support their teaching and to improve student learning. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) created sets of national...
A Systems Approach to School Improvement: Program Evaluation and Organizational Learning
Educators who understand that schools are complex interdependent social systems can move their organizations forward. Unfortunately, many education leaders fail to understand the interconnectedness of the institutional components. As such, planned...
Distinguishing Our "Would-Be Friends" from Our "True Friends"
An old Chinese proverb states, "May we all live in uneventful times." Well, unfortunately, such is obviously not the case for us today. For instance, simple friendships are really not simple any more, particularly since the evolution of street gangs...
Effects of Teacher Communication on Parents' Attitudes and Their Children's Behaviors at Schools
Data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA, 2005), shows that American 15-year-old high school students ranked 24th out of 29 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The assessment focuses...
First Year Teachers' Reported Levels of Functioning on Selected Professional Dispositions
In response to an NCATE requirement that teacher preparation programs include dispositions in their assessment systems, along with knowledge and ability, the College of Education at the University of Montevallo has for several years attempted to review...
Intrinsic Factors Affecting Overseas Student Teaching
As a craft, the acquisition of supervised experience historically has been required by teachers-in-training. In one sense, it is a fight-of-passage to the teaching profession (Goethanls, 2004). During the internship-like program, students cooperate...
MP3 Players: Applications and Implications for the Use of Popular Technology in Secondary Schools
Within the rapidly expanding technology marketplace, MP3 players are widely used by teens and young adults as a medium for entertainment (Lenhart, Rainie & Lewis, 2001). Users, generally those between the ages of 8 and 18, spend approximately 6.4...
Preservice Teacher Training for Successful Inclusion
In a recent study, results indicated that confidence levels had a significant effect on other aspects of teaching (Kalaian & Freeman, 1994). Developing confidence in one's ability to teach special learners is not only important for special educators,...
Robbing Elementary Students of Their Childhood: The Perils of No Child Left Behind
The playground at Maple Street Elementary School is quiet these days. The only movements on the swing sets are a result of a strong west wind edging the swings back and forth. The long lines that once formed for trips down the sliding boards are empty....
Teaching Practices of Instructors in Two Community Colleges in a Western State
Over the past three decades, one of the most significant changes in the delivery of postsecondary education involves the dramatic increase in the use of part-time faculty (Jacoby, 2006). This pattern is particularly pronounced at community colleges,...
The Discussion Teaching Method: An Interactive Strategy in Tertiary Learning
My first experience as a University teacher may have started the way I was taught. As a teacher-in-training I was taught via the traditional lecture method. A situation where the lecturer as solo performer communicated knowledge to his students, who...
The Globally Competent Teacher in Secondary Level of Education
Globalization has been defined by Malcom (1995) as a social process in which the constraints of geography on social and cultural arrangements recede and in which people become increasingly aware that they are receding. It is a phenomenon that represents...
The Learning Pyramid: Does It Point Teachers in the Right Direction?
The Learning Pyramid (see Figure 2) is an often-cited guide for teachers to use for designing effective instruction. It can be found in books (Sousa, 2001; Danielson, 2002; Drewes & Milligan, 2003), articles in refereed journals (Wood, 2004; Brueckner...
What I'm Really Looking For: Family Day Care from the Parent's Perspective
The need for child care has risen steadily throughout America (Mitchell & Messner, 2003). Especially within the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in the percentage of women who work outside the home. It is estimated that over...
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