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. 122, No. 4, Summer

A Group of Learners' Experience in a Self-Enhancement Programme
In the broad area of personal growth a massive amount of literature exists, and it is ever increasing. The average individual (indeed the one targeted by this type of information due to the acknowledged need for growth) finds it a daunting task...
Assessment of a Field-Based Teacher Education Program: Implications for Practice
In response to national reports, such as The Nation at Risk, which were critical of American public education, teacher education programs have been under pressure to reform how they educate prospective teachers (The National Commission on Teaching...
Charter Schools: Opportunities to Extend Educational Models, a Positive View
Public education has reached a crisis that frustrates and embitters many educators and parents (Nathan, 1996). "A more effective system will recognize and reward talent, expanding opportunities for committed educators and parents who want to create...
Cooperating Teachers Facilitating Reflective Practice for Student Teachers in a Professional Development School
Examining teaching practice through a reflective lens has gained acceptance in the last decade in teacher education and beginning teacher induction programs. The implementation, however, can be very different from the theory. Reflection is not a...
Distant Learning for the Development of Higher-Level Cognitive Skills
Emerging research informs us that for the teacher to make the most of new technologies, especially in the case of high-level cognitive skills, he or she must become a facilitator, collaborator, and guide who makes instruction learner centered. This...
Dobie's Blueprint for Success for Pre-K, K, and 1st Grade Students
The true meaning of "It's a Small World After All" takes on an entirely different meaning when you are greeting our 780 "little" Dobie Stars. It is quite a unique experience watching all of our "little" people, dressed for success in their dapper...
Exploring Reading Specialists' Collaborative Interactions with School Psychologists: Problems and Possibilities
For well over a decade, schools have been challenged to meet the needs of an increasing community of diverse learners. Launched in the 1990's, collaboration represents a high profile reform effort to help schools better cope with expectations for...
Faulty Accreditation of Distant Learning Programs Threatens to Destroy Our Present Education Systems
In the past decade distant learning programs at the secondary school and college levels have been organized across the world at an alarming rate. Many of such programs tail to deliver an education or learning product of any worth; and some of them...
Going the Distance: Active Learning
Technological advancements have changed our world. We do not live in the same world as our parents, one single generation ago. It has been said that education changes extraordinarily slow with new techniques and methods of teaching being resisted...
Is Multimedia-Based Instruction Hawthorne Revisited? Is Difference the Difference?
Advances in technology enable pedagogical enhancements that some believe can revolutionize traditional methods of teaching and learning (Gatlin-Watts, Arn, Kordsmeier, 1999). Studies of multimedia-based instruction reported a variety of outcomes...
Lesson Planning Strategy for Effective Mathematics Teaching
Silver (1998) points out that results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS, 1996) indicate a pervasive and intolerable mediocrity in mathematics teaching and learning in the middle grades and beyond. In far too many classrooms,...
Mentored Teaching as (More Than) a Powerful Means of Recruiting Newcomers
Purpose Recently, many educators have come to recognize the fact that teacher quality is the single most important school-based determinant of student learning (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 1996; Darling-Hammond, 1996)....
Parents' Perceptions and Behaviors regarding Toys for Young Children's Play in Korea
Play is a natural activity as well as a developmentally significant phenomenon for young children. A number of researchers have recognized the value of play for young children since 1900's (Sutton-Smith, 1985). According to the United Nation's "Declaration...
Participants in the Arthurdale Community Schools' Experiment in Progressive Education from the Years 1934-1938 Recount Their Experiences
INTRODUCTION Arthurdale, the first New Deal resettlement community instituted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had the unique opportunity of becoming a part of a specialized educational experience in curriculum planning and implementation primarily...
Programmatic Growth in Distance Learning
Potential students surf university web pages to meet the professors, view the campus, seek program descriptions and discover degree outcomes in alumni success stories. Acutely aware that the university's market niche needs to be shared publicly,...
Reaching the Distant Learner: The Evolutionary Process
Distance Learning (DL) is at an early stage of development, particularly in understanding the effect of technology perceptions on students' receptivity toward DL (Christensen, Anakwe, & Kessler, 2001). DL issues are dramatically altering higher...
Results of a School-to-Careers Preservice Teacher Internship Program
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 extended federal funding to states for the purpose of developing and implementing systems ensuring all K-12 students smooth transitions into high-quality employment and/or post-secondary education. Educators,...
Student Perceptions of Online versus on Campus Instruction
Student Perceptions of Online versus On Campus Instruction Teaching without the teacher's personal presence in the classroom to provide direct instruction is a modern day miracle of 21st century education. Computer-related course instruction has...
Teachers' Full Knowledge of Students' Popular Culture and the Integration of Aspects of That Culture in Literacy Instruction
As we have entered the 21st century with massive presence of popular culture, we have continually advanced our understandings of literacy and of preparing all students to become literate. In the last decade of the 20th century, one line of research...
The Developmental Implications of a Termination of Pregnancy on Adolescents with Reference to the Girl and Her Partner
PROBLEM STATEMENT In November 1996 the Act (no. 92 of 1996) regarding the freedom of choice of terminating pregnancy was promulgated. This Act enables women from the age of 12 years old to decide to terminate pregnancy before 12 weeks gestation....
The Edification of Successful Teachers: The Role of the Family
The Edification of Successful Teachers: The Role of the Family In 1915, John Dewey argued that "experience is educative ... it increases the quality of one's interactions with important objects and events in the immediate environment and lays...
The Power of Distance Learning
Distance Learning is an educational approach that integrates technology, connectivity, curricular content, and human resources. The increasing complexity of the American society infrastructure has created extended demands on the lives of students....
The Present and Future of Distance Learning
Distance learning is not new; but the arrival of the personal computer, the expansion of the Internet, and the willingness of national and regional accreditation agencies to consider other than traditional instructional milieus has encouraged the...
There Is a Crisis! and Failure Is Not an Option
"Houston, we have a problem," reports Apollo 13 Commander from space. NASA's Flight Director in Mission Control Center turns to his engineers and commands, "I suggest you gentleman invent a way to put a square peg into a round hole rapidly" to...
The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA): A Model Teacher Preparation Program for the Twenty-First Century
As relevant reform recommendations flowed from The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Goodlad Consortium, the Holmes Group, the Carnegie Forum, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, an experimental...
The Technology Hub: A Cost Effective and Educationally Sound Method for the Integration of Technology into Schools
Technology has become an integral part of curricula throughout the country. Across the nation school districts have spent literally millions of dollars in attempts to enhance their capabilities and provide their students with the latest technological...
The Transition from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation in the College Classroom: A First-Year Experience
An interesting transition takes place when seniors from high school walk into most of their freshman classes in college. Instead of attendance being taken, seats being assigned, and personal connections being made between teacher and student, most...
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