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. 126, No. 4, Summer

Appraisal of K-12 School Physical Structures: A Model for Facilities Assessment
Introduction With the increase of school enrollments in numerous K-12 school districts throughout the United States, many of the facilities used for student instruction are inadequate or greatly in need of repair (Castaldi, 1994). Building issues...
Bridging the Gap between University Supervisors and Hispanic Students' Interpretation of English Language Development Teaching Practices during Intern Teacher Fieldwork Supervision in Inner-City Middle Schools of Los Angeles
Introduction One critical issue that has remained largely unaddressed during intern fieldwork supervision is the role of students in the different supervision models. Research studies in fieldwork supervision such as Waite (1994), Kosnik and...
Building a Unit Assessment System: Creating Quality Evaluation of Candidate Performance
For the last fifteen years there has been a growing interest in performance-based teacher education (PBTE) programs. Growing out of the work of Ralph Tyler (1950) and the competency-based movement of the late 1970's (Spady, 1977; 1978), many of...
Challenges of Teaching an Experiential Course in Racial Understanding
An experiential class in race relations entitled, "Human Conflict in Black and White" was taught multiple times in the early 1970's at the University of North Florida, and included a total of approximately 90 undergraduate student participants....
Creating a Microteaching Evaluation Form: The Needed Evaluation Criteria
Introduction The use of microteaching within teacher education is seen as an on-campus way of introducing preservice teachers to the complexities of teaching and as a bridge that connects theory to practice (Pringle, Dawson, & Adams, 2003)....
Determining the Effect of Selected Variables on Teacher Retention
Because occupational stress, burnout, and teacher attrition have become concerns in the human service and helping professions (Wisniewski & Gargiulo, 1997), much has been written about retaining teachers. Only recently have researchers discovered...
Effects of Pre-Teaching and Re-Teaching on Math Achievement and Academic Self-Concept of Students with Low Achievement in Math
Literature Review Despite continued concern and effort to meet their needs, low achieving students continue to represent a sizable population in schools (Manning & Baruth, 1996), with the needs of low achievers in math alone tending to represent...
ePortfolios: Using Technology to Enhance and Assess Student Learning
A paradigm shift in the past decade has changed the focus in education from a teacher-centered instructional environment to a student-centered one (Brooks, 1997; Terheggen, Prabhu, & Lubinescu, 2000). As a result, universities are held responsible...
Gender Inequity in Science and Mathematics Education in Africa: The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Introduction Science and technology have long been recognized as the cornerstone of development and prosperity of Africa. Economic prosperity of African countries is interlinked with its skillful utilization and management of science and technology....
Learning by Leading: Using Best Practices to Develop Leadership Skills in At-Risk and Gifted Populations
Introduction: Research-based solutions to current problems "Learning by Leading," a multi-faceted, research-based workshop, was developed to expose at-risk and gifted middle school students to an enriched, collaborative learning experience that...
Let's Bring Back the Teachers College
In 1932 George Counts challenged the membership of the Progressive Education Association (PEA) to cast off its self- and societal-imposed shackles and build a new social order. The challenge, contained in Counts' keynote address to the assembled...
Personal and Demographic Characteristics of Retained Teachers of Special Education
INTRODUCTION Each year, the number of identified children requiring special education services increases. However, the number of qualified teachers available to serve the needs of these children is not increasing at the same rate. In addition,...
Practitioner to Professor: An Examination of Second Career Academics' Entry into Academia
Background and Rationale There is ever increasing pressure for education faculty to bridge the research to practice gap and solve the challenges faced by today's schools (The National Research Council [NRC], 2005). Furthermore, the standards...
Quality of Internet Use by Teachers in the United Arab Emirates
Introduction The Internet is a worldwide of computer networks linked by high speed communication channels. It is considered to be the best medium for highly sophisticated communications. As a medium of highly purposeful and creative communication...
Shared Governance: An Analysis of Power on the Modern University Campus from the Perspective of an Administrator
Definition "Shared governance refers to the shared responsibility between administration and faculty for primary decisions about the general means of advancing the general educational policy determined by the school's charter." (Flynn, 2005,...
Students with Disabilities Meeting the Challenge of High-Stakes Writing Assessments
The thought of an eighth grade boy crying over a writing assessment didn't seem possible until Jake. He was a star on the track, wrestling, and football teams, and he had a learning disability. Jake can teach all of us how truly agonizing it is...
Successful African-American Mathematics Students in Academically Unacceptable High Schools
The current era of educational accountability has been dubbed a dark period in American education for a significant segment of the minority population (Kohn, 2000). For African-American students attending inner-city schools it has been particularly...
Teacher Leaders at Work: Analyzing Standardized Achievement Data to Improve Instruction
Introduction and Literature Review A half century ago, standardized achievement test scores were primarily used for (a) informing teachers and parents about students' achievement relative to their peers, (b) helping place students in appropriate...
Using Electronic Journals to Facilitate Reflective Thinking regarding Instructional Practices during Early Field Experiences
Introduction Continuing advances in computer technology have impacted the lives of people throughout the United States and around the world. Similar to the impact of technological innovations developed by Thomas Edison over a century ago, these...
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