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. 135, No. 3, Spring

A Bold Step Forward: Juxtaposition of the Constructivist and Freeschooling Learning Model
Introduction Education necessitates a bold step forward towards innovative learning practices. This article examines the juxtaposition of learning within the parallel structure of the constructivist- and freeschooling-learning models of education....
Academic Performance of Students without Disabilities in the Inclusive Environment
Introduction Researchers, advocates, and theorists agree that students with disabilities learn best in the inclusive environment alongside their peers (Idol, 2006; Kune, 1992; Zaretsky, 2005). Provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education...
A Conceptual Framework of "Top 5" Ethical Lessons for the Helping Professions
Introduction Like most soon-to-be human service professionals, graduate students entering the school psychology and social work programs at our urban University are eager to counsel and interact with students and families. In any given year, the...
Asian Parenting Styles and Academic Achievement: Views from Eastern and Western Perspectives
Introduction Our interest in Asian parenting style drew from the media attention given to Amy Chua's (2011) book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Chua's book is a memoir of her own philosophy and practices of parenting raising two high achieving...
Identifying Trainees' Computer Self-Efficacy in Relation to Some Variables: The Case of Turkish EFL Trainees
Introduction Development of computers and their use in language have shaped the curriculum and created new areas such as computer-based learning, interactive teaching, distance education, the use of web tools in language learning, learning blogs,...
Incorporating Social Media in the Classroom
Technology is ever-changing. We are living in a world that consists of constant change and advances with technology, the workforce, the classroom, etc. Technological advances are great, but we are faced with a problem. Educators are wedged in old teaching...
Math Anxiety and the "Math Gap": How Attitudes toward Mathematics Disadvantages Students as Early as Preschool
Introduction Achievement in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines is receiving a great deal of attention in research, politics and education recently (Latterell, 2005; NAEYC, 2004; National Council for Teachers...
Physical Activity Breaks and Student Learning: A Teacher-Research Project
I. Problem Statement Classroom teachers encounter some students who have a very difficult time maintaining focus for extended periods of time. It is common in the beginning of the school year to have a high rate of students participating in lessons,...
Quality of Work Life: Perceptions of Jordanian Special Education Teachers
Introduction Educational literature indicates that special education teachers experience many work related tribulations that affect their quality of life and well-being. For instance, special education teachers experience burnout, that is a response...
Revisiting Virtual Field Trips: Perspectives of College Science Instructors
Introduction Field trips and field observations are a fundamental part of some college-level biological, geoscience, and environmental science courses (Lei, 2010). Field trips help bridge formal and informal learning, and prepare students for life-long...
Social Media: Major Topics in Dissertation Research
Introduction While Social Media (SM) is a ubiquitous feature of modern life (Goggin, 2006), its deemed appropriateness for academic purposes in educational settings has generated controversial viewpoints. For example, recent research shows that...
The Effects of Math Anxiety
Many Americans struggle with basic math related skills (Philips, 2007), and, while it may be a commonly held belief that most mathematical skills are not important to an individual's life experiences, research would disagree. Reports have indicated...
The Effects of Pre-Lecture Quizzes on Test Anxiety and Performance in a Statistics Course
Many instructors administer quizzes after covering small amounts of material to give students an indication of their proficiency before taking a more comprehensive exam. However, previous research on the effects of quizzing on exam performance has...
The Impact of Interrupted Use of a Speech Generating Device on the Communication Acts of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study
Introduction The National Research Council (2001) reported that one-third to one-half of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not use speech and/or language functionally and are in need of speech-language therapy. Speech-language...
The Implications of Demographic Variables as Related to Burnout among a Sample of Special Education Teachers
Introduction Attrition rates of special education (SpEd) teachers in the United States have historically been high. Plash and Piotrowski (2006) wrote that attrition rates among SpEd teachers were 13% annually. The 2013 listing of teacher shortages...
Which Methodology Works Better? English Language Teachers' Awareness of the Innovative Language Learning Methodologies
Introduction English language teachers utilize several techniques, practices and strategies which base on methods stemming from approaches or language learning theories shaped by learning theories. (Brown, 2001; Freeman, 2008; Harmer, 2001; Nunan,...
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