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. 123, No. 1, Fall

An Introduction to a Postmodern Approach to Educational Research: Discourse Analysis
Postmodernism is not a school of thought. It is not a unified intellectual movement with a definite goal or perspective. "Postmodernism can be the set of ideas which try to define or explain the state of affairs in society or a word used in many...
Assessing the School Principal
There are a plethora of methods to use in assessing the achievement of school principals. Donaldson (2001) wrote the following: We are told we face a crisis in school leadership. High principal turnover, few candidates for openings, a shrinking...
Attracting and Retaining African American Faculty at HBCUS
The first black colleges (Cheyney, Lincoln, and Wilberforce universities) were established in the North during the antebellum period, years before slavery was abolished and the Civil War began. These institutions were established in response to...
Collaborating for Student Success
Counselors' Role Missing In Reform From the onset of the reform movement, the work of the school counselor was "conspicuously missing" in reform initiatives. There has, however, been a definitive change in this status. More recently in school...
Comparing the Personal Development of College Students, High School Students, with Prison Inmates
Personal development, a process that spawns maturity, is paramount in sustaining and improving the functions of societies of any form. Maturity, as we have known it, is that state, or time of life at which a person is considered fully developed...
Democracy in the Classroom
The mission statement of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), one of the nation's largest and academically diverse historically Black college and universities (HBCUs), is not much different than its sister institutions of the academy....
Do Recent College Graduates Regret the Amount of Funds Borrowed for Educational Purposes?
With the cost of education continuing to rise at a rapid rate, it is more important than ever to look at loan options, loan sources, and the long run repercussions faced by students seeking an education in today's society. The government created...
Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Research at Teachers' Colleges
Preface Teachers' colleges in Israel have expanded and the number of academic colleges has increased as accreditation of these institutions has progressed in the last two decades. Consequently they are enlarging their research activity, so various...
Extended Learning Opportunities: Some Lessons from the Field
When the results of the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) were announced in 1999, it was clear that American students performed less than spectacularly. The US Secretary of Education at that time, Richard Riley, noted simply that...
Guest Editor
She is Professor and Speech Coordinator in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida A&M University (FAMU). Recently, she served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean's Liaison in the School of General...
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS)
"There is no more evil in this world than race prejudice.... It justifies and holds together more baseness, cruelty, and abdomination than any other sort of error in the world." --H. G. Wells Introduction Historically Black Colleges and...
Honors Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were first established in the United States many years ago to meet the educational needs of blacks who were disenfranchised by the predominantly white population of the country. Qualified blacks...
International Learners' Experiences and Coping Mechanisms within a Culturally Diverse Context
Increasingly more individuals, including those in the field of Education, seize opportunities to improve their qualifications and expertise at tertiary institutions in countries other than their own. Studying and living in another country for a...
Journalism and Mass Communication Education at HBCUS: History and Current Issues
Journalism and mass communication education came late to the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the USA. Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, founded by Presbyterians, admitted its first students in 1856. During...
Leadership Workshop
Introduction Leadership has always been a focus in government, especially in a democracy, because in order to have the people rule themselves, they must have a leader who directs the action of the group, yet who does not make the group advance...
Middle States African Studies Association (MSASA) and Other Black Organizations
Introduction Most organizations are founded from a need to convene for a cause, be it professional, social, or community service. The Middle States African Studies Association (MSASA) was founded from a need to have a professional organization...
Novice Teachers' Cases: A Vehicle for Reflective Practice
Novice Teachers' Cases: A Vehicle for Reflective Practice The theoretical underpinnings of this study are found in the literature describing teachers as decision-makers (Clark & Peterson, 1986). More recently, Shulman & Colbert (1989)...
Project Reading and Writing (R.A.W.): Home Visitations and the School Involvement of High-Risk Families
Introduction and Purpose When we take a serious look at the education of America's youth, it becomes immediately evident that there is much work to be, done. Educational research has proved to be valuable to improve some of the ills that exist...
Speech to New College Freshmen Student Convocation
First, congratulations. You've made a very mature decision to delay your entry into the professional work force in order to pursue your education. It is a choice, I believe, that you will never regret, and one which will fundamentally transform...
Teaching and Learning in Bilingual Countries: The Examples of Belgium and Canada
As a Canadian visiting Belgium I was struck by the similarity in linguistic challenges in the two countries. Like Canada, Belgium is officially a bilingual country with French as the language both countries have in common. In Canada, of course,...
The Gift of a Year to Grow: Blessing or Curse
Should a Child be Held Out or Be Retained in Kindergarten? Maturational psychologists have in recent years been able to convince school authorities to accept the belief that some children are not ready to master the beginning curriculum at the...
The HBCU: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The existence and contribution of the HCBUs in the history of U S higher education are undeniable. The role and function of these unique institutions, however, have always been and are today the objects of controversy and debate. Since the founding...
The Impact of High-Stakes, State-Mandated Student Performance Assessment on Teachers' Instructional Practices
There has been much debate about the usefulness of state assessment as an instrument for reforming educational practice. Opponents of measurement-driven reform assert that high-stakes assessment creates negative side effects such as dumbing down...
The Lived-Experience of Aggression in Secondary Schools in South Africa
Introduction According to Planalp (1999: 1) the world is forcing its inhabitants to come to terms with emotion. One of these emotions is aggression. Aggression is an integral part of a human being in relationship with his/her self, other persons...
The Retention of Entering and Returning Freshmen Enrolled at Florida A&M University's School of General Studies during the Fall Semesters 1997-2001
INTRODUCTION Research (Fordham, 1988; Hughes, 1987; Lang, 1986, 1992) suggests that the success of entering freshmen often is dependant on the first year experience. The lack of adequate advisement, being academically under prepared, selection...
What Role Does the Race of Professors Have on the Retention of Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
Introduction During the late fall of 2001; a survey of 250 students attending a Historically Black University in Texas was conducted. The purpose of the survey was to identify how many students had a mentor and how many felt it necessary to have...
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