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. 127, No. 3, Spring

A Review of Research on the Use of Weighted Vests with Children on the Autism Spectrum
INTRODUCTION Autism spectrum disorder is a neurobiological disorder that is characterized by qualitative impairments in language, qualitative impairments in social skills, and stereotyped or restricted patterns of interest, behavior, or activities...
Canonical Correlation of Elementary Spanish Speaking Language Learners Entry Characteristics to Current English Language Status
Introduction Mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (U.S. Department of Education, 2002) have required states to start holding local educational districts more accountable to develop standards and put systems in place to ensure that students...
Educational Expectations and Academic Achievement among Middle and High School Students
Students' expectations of the highest level of education that they would attain correlate with their academic performance (Mau, 1995). The direction of this relationship, however, is less clear. Some studies (e.g., Seginer & Vermulst, 2002) test...
Human Resource Managers' Perception of Selected Communication Competencies
INTRODUCTION For years, research studies and journal articles have emphasized the importance of communication skills. Today these communication skills have become that much more essential in obtaining employment and advancing in a business career....
Identifying the Needs of Customers in Higher Education
INTRODUCTION According to David Garvin (1984), most definitions of quality were either transcendent, product-based, user-based, manufacturing-based or value based. The transcendent view states that quality is something that is intuitively understood...
Mountain Climbing, Bridge Building and the Future of American Education
According to a column by Rick Reilly in the June 12, 2006 issue of Sports Illustrated, approximately 40 climbers on the way to the top of Mount Everest knowingly passed a cave wherein a fellow climber, David Sharp, a 34-year-old British schoolteacher,...
Past Perspectives on Teaching about the Vietnam War: Implications for Teaching about Iraq
Introduction History teachers must often face the question of teaching potential controversial and emotive issues. Within this framework of controversy, teachers must be sure to allow for objective, academic approaches to historical content that...
Pedagogic Activities of Music Instructors at Postsecondary Institutions in Florida
Introduction Scholars in the fields of education, child psychology and curriculum development laud the benefits and critical need of music education. In fact, several journals in the field focus on both applied and empirical research on the pedagogic...
School Libraries and Increased Student Achievement: What's the Big Idea?
INTRODUCTION Background of the Project Twenty-first century public school libraries in the United States aren't what they used to be. There was a time when the words "school library" brought to mind a sterile, hushed, expansive room, with elevated...
Secondary Inclusion: Strategies for Implementing the Consultative Teacher Model
Major change is occurring across this nation in the delivery of special education services. General and special education teachers are redefining their roles in providing these services. The passage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has created controversy...
Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of School Psychologists in the Context of Individualized Education Program Meetings
School psychologists and teachers collaborate with the common goal of meeting the needs of all students (Fagan & Wise, 1994). It is particularly important for school psychologists to work effectively with special educators and general education...
Teachers' Opinions about the Responsibilities of Parents, Schools, and Teachers in Enhancing Student Learning
The process of teaching and learning is rooted in student, teacher, and curriculum. Discussions about education are mostly focused on the level of attainment of the desired learning objectives. When student achievement is low, then some critical factors...
The Abc's of Becoming a "Good Student"
Academics are often the key regarding how you will do in the future ... at least financially. Yes, good tips can be really great, if it isn't already too late. So here's a few that should help you a bunch, both initially and throughout life, at least...
The Electronic Portfolio Journey: A Year Later
Introduction What is an educational portfolio? It is a collection of work that an individual has built to demonstrate their learning process and progress. It is often artifacts selected by the learner to showcase their best work, to show development,...
The Influence of Personal Characteristics on Secondary School Teachers' Beliefs about School Guidance and Counselling Programs
Introduction Although, external support such as, the Federal Government of Nigeria's decision to offer scholarship for Masters degree students in guidance and counselling and the inclusion of guidance and counselling as an educational service in...
The Sports Enthusiasts' Alphabet
Each letter that follows conveys a key that should help athletes succeed--at least initially. A ALWAYS give one hundred percent, if you want your hours to be well spent. B BASIC fundamentals are good to know, since they can help your performance...
You Are the Key: Communicate for Learning Effectiveness
BACKGROUND PERSPECTIVES A variety of literature relates to instructor effectiveness (Clarke et al. 2001; Conant et al. 1988, Hill and Herche 2001; Kelley et al. 1991; Smart et al. 1999; and Weaver 1985). Much of it focuses on the opinions of both...
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