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. 133, No. 1, Fall

A Blueprint for Aligning High School Algebra with State Standards: One School's Journey
Background The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 was the main federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school at the beginning of the 21st. century. The act was based on four pillars including accountability for results,...
Administrators of Special and Gifted Education: Preparing Them for the Challenge
Education of the gifted is unique to the field of special education in terms of the mandates and federal involvement. Gifted education is not federally mandated; thus, there are no federal funds available to operate programs at the local level. However,...
America's Children: Providing Early Exposure to Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiatives
Introduction The face of the American economy and that of the global economy has seen increasing change over the past decade (National Science Board, 2010). The trend of these economies has increased in science, technology, and innovation, as well...
A Rebuttal of NTL Institute's Learning Pyramid
Introduction Most readers are probably familiar with some version of the learning pyramid, and the associated claims that the best way to learn and remember something is by teaching or doing. The retention of these modes of learning claimed to be...
Attendance and Student Performance in Undergraduate Chemistry Courses
Introduction Numerous studies suggest that attendance may be one of the factors which influence performance of students enrolled in science courses. Majority of reports suggest the positive correlation between student attendance and grades (Soto...
Cognitive Strategies for Students with Mild Learning Disabilities
All students can learn. Reading is the dominant medium through which educators conduct lessons, or students acquire information. Therefore, reading performance needs to be a primary concern in both regular and special education (Cawley, Miller, &...
Computer Integration into the Early Childhood Curriculum
Navin and Mark are playing at the computer in their preschool classroom. Like the rest of their classmates, these four-year-old children fearlessly experiment with computer as they navigate through the art program they are using. As they draw and paint...
Father Presence and Educational Attainment: Dad as a Catalyst for High School Graduations
For father-watchers, the beginning years of the 21st century present an intriguing interval. Across the globe, two very different views of the father are being placed in direct competition with each other in the marketplace of ideas, and, thereby,...
Increasing Teacher Diversity: Growing Your Own through Partnerships
All university professors working in teacher certification hope their efforts can make a positive impact on the public school systems in which their candidates begin their careers. Such impact is difficult to witness or assess, but at Central Washington...
International Education: A Case Study from the University of Jordan
Introduction Throughout human history, scientific discoveries brought people closer together. The geographical discoveries of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries are just some examples. The advent of the telephone made great advances in...
Jordanian Vocational, Secondary Education Teachers and Acquisition of the National Professional Standards
Introduction & Background The industrial base of the Jordanian economy is still limited, so the Jordanian economy is dominated by the trade and services sectors. Jordan's basic social and economical infrastructure is the best asset in the Middle...
Parental Involvement and the Theory of Planned Behavior
Introduction The literature related to parents and schools is rife with articles that convey a convincing and positive connection between parent involvement and academic achievement (Henderson & Mapp, 2002), school attendance (Sheldon, 2007),...
Students' Communication and Positive Outcomes in College Classrooms
Introduction Classroom communication is an important factor in developing students' learning in higher education institutions. According to Hubbel and Hubbel, "education is significantly more than information transmission and skill building. It...
Taking the Sting out of Death: A Christian Educational Perspective
Background On the day we are born, we begin the process of dying. As I have heard since the time I was a child, "life is terminal." Interestingly enough, although most people have no problem understanding that one day they will cease to live on...
Teachers' Evaluation of Student-Centered Learning Environments
Introduction The concept of student-centered education has led to perceptual changes in relation to education, learning and teaching. In student-centered teaching, at the stages of decision making, planning, application, and evaluation during the...
The Effect of a Professional Development Classroom Management Model on At-Risk Elementary Students' Misbehaviors
Statement of the Problem The problem in this research study was that at-risk elementary school students in four grade levels had too many disruptive behaviors which interrupted classroom instruction. Many of these students had certain characteristics,...
The Essential Criteria for Hiring First Year Teacher Candidates
Part 1 At the conclusion of the student teacher experience, each Teacher Candidate must demonstrate understanding of and proficiency in eight specific areas. The eight specific areas are considered sound and fundamental to the preparation of Teacher...
The Red Tape Bureaucracy!
The Form The "Great Hall of Paper" as it is known and feared by many, is the depository for all university records and achieves. It uses the dreaded "form" as its chief weapon of mass destruction. Forms have to be completed continuously throughout...
The Self-Efficacy of Preservice Elementary Teachers in Kuwaiti Science Programs
Introducion For the novice teacher feeling confident in the classroom is a real concern (Scharmann, & Orth Hampton, 1995). Without confidence, teachers are less likely to teach well (Ramey-Gassert & Shroyer, 1992). Because of this, it is...
Using Metaphor Analysis to Explore High School Students' Attitudes towards Learning Mathematics
Introduction Mathematical literacy is an individual's capacity to understand the role of mathematics in the world and to apply mathematical thinking and mathematical decision-making processes to everyday problems. Today, almost every profession...
Writing in the Science Curriculum
Writing in Ongoing Lessons and Units of Study Problem solving activities provide impetus for written work. Here, pupils with teacher guidance need to identify a problem clearly. Clarity is important so that the problem is amenable to a solution....
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