Journal of Instructional Psychology

Published quarterly by Project Innovation, the Journal of Instructional Psychology was founded in 1974. This professional journal covers instructional and educational management, bilingual and multicultural aspects and technology and education. Articles in the Journal of Instructional Psychology include the topics of education, psychology and psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, March

Collaboration between Classroom Teachers and a School Counselor through Literature Circles: Building Self-Esteem
This study describes how two second grade teachers along with a school counselor used bibliotherapy trade books with students within Literature Circles to build self-esteem in reading. Two second grade teachers and one school counselor worked collaboratively...
Effects of Inductive Multimedia Programs in Mediating Word Problem Translation Misconceptions
This study examined the effects of two inductive multimedia programs, one including the teaching and using of the coordinate graph and its language, on university students' ability conceptualize variables and create equations from word problems. The...
Families of Head Start Children: A Research Connection
The present study looked at the diverse family systems of Head Start children. With the underpinnings of Family Systems Theory, it specifically addressed the following main research questions: (1) Do families of African-American and Caucasian Head...
Paraprofessionals in Reading
Retired teachers, in particular, can make fine paraprofessionals in the classroom. They can assist the regular teacher to improve reading instruction in the classroom by working with individual pupils who need assistance. Selected retired teachers...
Promoting the Will and Skill of Students at Academic Risk: An Evaluation of an Instructional Design Geared to Foster Achievement, Self-Efficacy and Motivation
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an instructional design in enhancing the academic competence and confidence of students who are at risk for dropping out of school. It is a comparative study aimed at exploring...
Reaching All the Students: The Feedback Lecture
The article presents an analysis of four learning styles and suggests a teaching methodology. The Feedback Lecture is a modification of the traditional lecture that can be utilized to engage students with differing learning styles. Developed at Oregon...
The Effects of Family Conflict Resolution on Children's Classroom Behavior
Fifteen children of recently separated or divorced parents completed a family systems intervention with their custodial parent for purposes of reducing family conflict and improving classroom behavior. A paired-samples t-test indicated significantly...
The Instructional Value of Fostering Social Capital in the Classroom
Social capital is a term that encompasses social networks, emotional bonds and habits of reciprocity that promote trust and cooperation. Course designs in political science, economics and psychology that promoted social interaction were more effective...
The Quality of Instructional Materials for Argumentative Knowledge Construction
Within this paper, instructional materials for supporting argumentative knowledge construction are evaluated. Argumentative knowledge construction concerns the building of knowledge structures based on reasoning processes. Using the qualitative method...
Web-Based Instruction in Learning Nutrition
Web-based instruction is a new way of teaching popularly adopted at all levels of schooling and it has drawn a great deal of attention in higher education. Web-based instruction has the potential for improving the quality of education by supporting...

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