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. 134, No. 2, Winter

Benefits and Pitfalls: Simple Guidelines for the Use of Social Networking Tools in K-12 Education
Applied Research Problem There are numerous research studies on the benefits and pitfalls of the use of social networking tools. "Social networking sites have been rapidly adopted by children and, especially, teenagers and young people worldwide,...
Budgeting and Funding of the Library at the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
Introduction University libraries have long been recognized as the hearts of their universities. To fulfill their mission of supporting the educational objectives of their parent bodies which include teaching, learning, research and cultural development,...
Business as Unusual: Employment Practices and Employees with Disabilites
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011) estimated that over five million persons with severe physical or mental disabilities report to work despite pain, fatigue, difficulty in concentration or remembering. Many of these unusual workers received Social...
Concept Mapping: A Critical Thinking Technique
Introduction Criticisms of the quality and outcomes of higher education in the United States continue to generate calls for increased rigor in instruction and in learning. During the early 1980s, there was a general concern that the U.S. educational...
Does Play Matter to Parents? Taiwanese Parents' Perceptions of Child's Play
Introduction Developing and learning through play has become a well-known concept in early childhood education (Singer, Golinkoff, & Hirsh-Pasek, 2006). Play enhances and facilitates children's cognitive, socio-emotional, and motor development...
Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers' Response to Mobile Technology: Creative Projects, Analysis, and Reflection on Learning Experiences
Evaluation of the effectiveness of mlearning (learning with mobile devices) is more challenging than evaluation of elearning because of the complex nature of the anywhere/ anytime context. Most research involving mlearning has been proof of concept,...
Issues in Teaching Mathematics
There are selected issues in mathematics instruction which educators should be well aware of when planning lessons and units of study. These issues provide a basis for thought and discussion when assisting pupils to attain more optimally. Purposeful...
Lecture versus DVD and Attitude Change toward Female Masturbation
Introduction Can students learn as much from a DVD as from a lecture? Does it make any difference? The purpose of this research was to assess the degree to which students exposed to two different formats would alter their attitudes toward masturbation....
Mathematics Instruction and Achievement of Eighth-Grade Students in Korea: Results from the TIMSS 2007 Assessment
Findings from international assessments of mathematics achievement have indicated that students in Korea have typically earned test scores higher than international averages (Fleischman, Hopstock, Pelezar, & Shelley, 2010). Consequently, research...
On the Sources of Inspiration and Their Price: History for Schools, for Academia and for the Public
Both teaching and learning history have for many years evoked dissatisfaction which has almost become built-in: Studying history just does not succeed in arousing interest among high school students in Britain and throughout the Western world, on both...
Preschool Staff Members' Perceptions of the Implementation of a Grant-Funded Intervention Program Designed to Combat Childhood Obesity: A Phenomenological Approach
Introduction Local, state, and national initiatives have been developed to improve children's health and mitigate complications associated with the escalating childhood obesity rates. Grant-funded programs are most often implemented in low-income...
Sustainable Development and Values Education in the Jordanian Social Studies Curriculum
Introduction Sustainability values belong in the curriculum in order to create the awareness of ecological balance among the general population, especially within the emerging generations. Sustainability is a non-destructive approach to the environment...
Teacher Attendance Effects on Student Achievement: Research Study of Ohio Schools
Review of Literature Schools throughout the United States attempt to pinpoint student learning problems on a yearly basis. Those charged with analyzing data look for variables affecting student achievement, directly and indirectly. Student attendance,...
The Effect of Movement Imagery Training on Learning Forearm Pass in Volleyball
Introduction The execution of any new motor skill always depends on learning, specifically, it requires the accumulation of new knowledge to be retained in procedural memory as a result of practice. Thus, new motor skills are generated on the basis...
The Effects Behavior Problems in Preschool Children Have on Their School Adjustment
The transition from home to school is one of the most significant changes in a child's life (Bart et al., 2007; Belsky & MacKinnon, 1994; Fabian, 2002; Pianta, Cox, Taylor, & Early, 1999). It is one of the most life-changing experiences children...
The Effect Structured Participation Experiences Have on Pre-Service Teachers' Preparedness to Teach Reading
Acquiring content knowledge is the first step in becoming an effective teacher (Amobi, 2006). However, effective teaching skills are also essential. These skills can only be acquired through practice in K-12 classrooms through field experiences (Harmon,...
What Are We Teaching Our Students?
It is Friday and the final bell of the school day rings, students leave, the halls are silent, and the school week is over. Leaning back in my chair I close my eyes and reflect on the week. What did I teach my students this week? Was I an effective...
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