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. 120, No. 4, Summer

A Case Study of Elite Male Youth Baseball Athletes' Perception of the Youth Sports Experience
Purpose In a recent study, Ewing and Seefeldt (1990) described the participation motives, reasons for attrition, and feelings concerning winning expressed by 10,000 youth athletes. The results indicated that the athletes played sports to have fun,...
An In-Depth Analysis of Decisions Made by Kentucky's School Based Decision-Making Councils
The recent national and international wave of school reform recommending the local school building as the locus for implementing reform initiatives has led to a concomitant wave of literature describing and advocating site-based management (e.g., Brown,...
A Person-Centered High School
Where the four major social problems of the world are largely spawned during the high school years, there must be a focus on prevention as highlighted in "A Nation at Risk" report of 1983. It remains one of the most careful and thorough studies of...
A Scientific Approach for Developing and Testing a Students' Job-Career Plan before 11th Grade
Introduction The National Commission on Excellence in Education appointed by T.H. Bell, Secretary of Education in 1981, concerned about students graduating in the year 2000, studied our nation's schools in considerable detail in relation to accountability....
Broadening the Business Curriculum Via a Cross-Disciplinary Approach: A Mobile Unit on Cultural Diversity
"It's a small world" the adage goes and the technological advances of this century have presented us with an even smaller one. Likewise, recent far-reaching political changes challenge us in ways we have never dreamed. Terms like global economy, cultural...
Diagnostic Importance of Standardized Vocabulary Analysis
"The words included in our Vocabulary list were taken from one of the Funk and Wagnall's Standard (school) dictionaries. The list was arrived at by choosing 100 words at random in the following manner. Beginning with an odd page we selected...
Enhancing Reading Achievement: A Collaborative, Community-Based Intervention Model
Introduction A cornerstone of academic and vocational success is the ability to read. While society recognizes the necessity of developing successful reading skills, many youth demonstrate poorly developed achievement in this arena (Chall, 1996)....
Financial Savings Via Internet Use
Technology has expanded exponentially and is growing constantly. Computer language has progressed far since the days when punch cards and codes were the norm. The business and technical world with the development of information storage devices quickly...
Fostering Creativity in Education
"EVERYBODY HAS A VASTLY GREATER POTENTIAL FOR CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE THINKING THAN THE ROUTINE WORKDAY ALLOWS." - Mark Sebell Introduction Education has always been a key public-agenda item because the economy of any country requires changes...
Introduction to the Special Issue: Career Issues in Education
Career issues have long been an integral component of the educational process. Career or vocational development in the schools was advocated, at the onset of the industrial revolution, as far back as the late 1800s. This concept of including career...
Issues Facing Special Educators in the New Millennium
The field of Special Education is relatively young and has experienced many changes during the second half of the 20th century. In addition, social, political, legal, and scientific forces have created controversy and fragmentation among professionals...
Life Career Development: Implications for School Counselors
The importance of career development cannot be underestimated in a culture where personal identity is so closely linked with what we do - our life work (Davidson & Gilbert, 1993). The congruent match of person and career contributes significantly...
Making Libraries Mobile: Innovative Means to Give Information Services Greater Reach
As the need for quick and convenient to access information becomes ever more important, librarians have to provide better and more efficient means for the dispersal of information to their clients. Throughout history, to acquire information people...
Middle School Career Exploration: The Role of Teachers and Principals
Opportunities for middle school students to experience the world of work are beneficial to the academic and personal development of students. In 1994, Conrad Toepfer suggested an emphasis be placed on teaching and learning approaches to provide exploratory...
Predictors of College Adjustment and Success: Similarities and Differences among Southeast-Asian-American, Hispanic and White Students
The last decade has seen significant advances in clarifying the links among the achievement motivational profiles of adolescents from different ethnic backgrounds and their home and school environments. The purpose of the present study was to begin...
Preservice Teacher Portfolios as Autobiographies
As competition for teaching positions continues to increase, educators have learned a valuable lesson from corporate America -- professional portfolios can be the deciding factor in obtaining employment, especially for the beginning teacher. As a result,...
Promoting Social and Emotional Competency through Teacher/counselor Collaboration
Introduction There is a continuing need to improve the collaborative efforts of teachers and counselors in elementary and middle school classrooms. This need is manifested in a shortage of qualified teachers and counselors who have training or experience...
Relevance of the Hierarchical Linear Model to Timss Data Analyses
With more than 40 nations participating and five grade levels assessed in two subject areas, the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest and most comprehensive project in comparative education (Martin & Kelly, 1996)....
School-to-Work Program
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) was signed into law by President Clinton on May 4, 1994. The stated intent of the legislation was to provide seed money to States and to local collaborative endeavors for the development of school-to-work...
Senior Students Evaluate a High School Program in New Jersey
SENIOR STUDENT HIGH SCHOOL RATING SCALE (SENIORS SUGGEST WAYS TO IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW) Instructions There are ten basic items in this rating scale, and you are to rate each one separately by indicating the value you believe your...
Shaping America's Workforce for the New Millennium
Corporate America and the federal government struggled through the 1980s and early 1990s to find reasons for America's decline as a leading competitor in a global free market economy. Commissioned studies pointed to national trade deficits and cheap...
Teachers Need Affective Competencies
"Everyone who remembers his own educational experiences remembers teachers, not methods and techniques" -Sidney Hook (1). "Educators should be chosen not merely for their special qualifications, but more for their personality and their character,...
Teaching Classroom Educators How to Be More Effective and Creative Teachers
What is Teacher Creativity? Today's students live in an ever changing technologically based world where the parameters of knowledge are redefining themselves almost daily. The Internet has given even the youngest of children access to information...
The Application of a 360-Degree Feedback Managerial Development Program in Higher Education: The Florida Model
With the current focus on accountability in higher education, it seems likely that major administrative functions will need to adapt to external demands. Colleges and universities will no longer be immune to the stakeholders of higher education, i.e.,...
The Classroom Impact of High-Stress Testing
Introduction Since the early 1980s, much of the conversation about reform in American education has been driven by a conservative political agenda, a major part of which has been to frame the debate in terms of how to safeguard the nation's economic...
The Need for Relevant Workforce Education for the 21st Century
Introduction The new millenium brings with it an inevitable sense of change and instability and impose new demands. Political, technological, economic and social change is taking pace in South Africa as elsewhere in the world. Already in 1971 Toffler...
Trustus Theatre Seeks to Provide Education in Multiple Areas of Theatre Arts
High school students circled the stark arena stage. One sang; another played guitar; a third performed an original dance piece. Fifteen young people presented original monologues and scenes, tied together with one character's journal entries. The name...
Urban Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development
As a former provost in Sacramento, I recently had the pleasure of participating in a remunerative and consortia effort in Sacramento that may inevitably contribute to educational, entrepreneurial, and economic development for a growing urban region...
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