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. 28, No. 4, December

Analysis of State Standards for Paraprofessionals
Paraeducators constitute an important and significant portion of instructional delivery to all students. Legislative requirements and expanding paraeducator responsibilities increase the need to identify standards that are linked to specific training...
Assessment: Lessons Learned from a Year Long Undergraduate Teacher Education Pilot Program
This study sought to determine whether the overall intent of a year long internship which integrates teaching practice with the study of the professional core courses yields benefits as perceived by the participating pre-service students and their...
Cross Age Tutoring: Alternatives to the Reading Resource Room for Struggling Adolescent Readers
Peer tutoring has been suggested as an appropriate educational intervention for young readers. The students in this study were middle school students identified as struggling readers. Students at one school peer tutored in first and second grade classrooms....
Designing Emotionally Sound Instruction - an Empirical Validation of the FEASP-Approach
This article presents an empirical study testing the applicability and consistency of the so-called FEASP-approach dealing with strategies for making instruction more emotionally sound. The FEASP-approach represents a comprehensive and theory-based...
Impact of Multicultural Training on School Psychology and Education Students
The basis for this research is an examination of the outcomes of a required multicultural course. Students completed pre-, mid- and post-tests assessing their multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills. Analyses of the pre-, mid- and posttests...
Internet-Based Instruction: A National Survey of Psychology Faculty
Survey responses from a national sample of psychology faculty (N = 150) found that respondents generally held favorable attitudes toward the Internet and incorporated online technology for instructional purposes. The specific usage of the Internet...
Latin Vocabulary Acquisition: An Experiment Using Information-Processing Techniques of Chunking and Imagery
This study investigated the effects of chunking and imagery, two information-processing techniques, on Latin vocabulary acquisition and memory retention. A total of 121 students enrolled in high school Latin I classes participated. Following a pretest,...
Students' Reactions to Written Test Item Rebuttals
Multiple choice tests have the benefit of having one correct option per question, thus allowing for convenient machine scoring. One disadvantage, however, is that students do not have the opportunity to explain why they selected a distracter, even...
What Makes for a Quality Science Curriculum?
The author argues that the science curriculum needs updating frequently to stress the best objectives, learning opportunities, and evaluation procedures. He further posits that there are selected parts of science instruction that need modification...
Who, What, How, and Where the Typical Psychologist Is ... the Profession of Psychology Scale
This study reports on the development of a scale to assess public perceptions of the profession of psychology. Administration of a preliminary form of the scale to introductory psychology students suggests that several misperceptions about the profession...

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