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. 38, No. 3-4, September-December

A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Teaching and Learning Conceptions Questionnaire (TLCQ)
This study examines pre-service teachers' conception about teaching and learning using the perspectives of Traditional Teaching (TT) and Constructivist Teaching (CT). Using the Teaching and Learning Conceptions Questionnaire (TLCQ) by Chan and Elliot...
Assessment of the Prosocial Behaviors of Young Children with Regard to Social Development, Social Skills, Parental Acceptance-Rejection and Peer Relationships
The aim of the study was prosocial behaviors of 5-6 years old children were investigated with regard to parental acceptance-rejection, peer relationships, general social development and social skills. The participants of the study included 277 5-6-year-old...
Assisting Pupils in Mathematics Achievement (the Common Core Standards)
Mathematics teachers must expect reasonably high standards of achievement from pupils. Too frequently, pupils attain at a substandard level and more optimal achievement is necessary. Thus, pupils should have self esteem needs met in the school and...
Attitudes of Business Students on the TARP Program: A Semantic Differential Analysis
The TARP program, a federal response to the 2008 financial crisis, has generated much debate both inside and outside of academia. Since business ethics, corporate responsibility, and public policy form the basic educational framework of the undergraduate...
Challenging Orthodoxy: Problem Based Learning in Preservice Teacher Training
This article examines the viability of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in the training of teachers for the public schools. The shortcomings of traditional training and induction methods in preparing professional educators for the demands of the 21st Century...
Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Student Examiners' Learning with Deliberate Test Practice and Examinees' Intelligence Test Performance
To evaluate the implications of deliberate practice when teaching test administration skills, novice, but trained, graduate student examiners administered intelligence tests to a convenience sample of volunteer school-age examinees assigned to a first...
K-12 Teachers: Technology Use and the Second Level Digital Divide
This exploratory study examines differences in K-12 educators' use of technology for instruction across school economic factors. Survey data from 94 practicing K-12 teachers are analyzed. This study finds that schools' economic factors explain variation...
Meta-Analytic Derivation
The authors have over the years tried to revise meta-analysis because it's basic premise is to add apples and oranges together and analyze. In other words, various data on the same subject are chosen using different samples, research strategies, and...
Oral Communication across the Curriculum
Proficiency in oral communication is necessary in school and in society. To do well in the different curriculum areas, pupils must speak with clarity and understanding. For example, in a discussion group in the social studies involving the topic "the...
Perspectives in Understanding the Schooling and Achievement of Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
The U.S. is comprised of many different cultural and linguistic groups, and this diversity is reflected in every state and local school district. However, the ongoing underachievement and high dropout rate of some racial/ethnic groups is still of major...
Remembering Memories about Students with Disabilities
Preservice general education classroom teachers in an inclusion course were asked to describe their own earliest memories of students with disabilities in school. Substantial literature links early memories to subsequent thoughts and attitudes. Subjects...
Repeatedly Answering Questions That Elicit Inquiry-Based Thinking Improves Writing
Participants engaged in inquiry by practicing how to answer questions about a journal article. Inquiry improves writing by helping one learn more about the topic at hand. Practice improves performance only if learners know how to perform a task accurately...
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: An Interventional Approach to Improving Negative Student Behaviors
Inappropriate behaviors of elementary and middle school students are many times extremely difficult to change. These behaviors tend to be supported by reinforcement within the environment. When manifested in the classroom, these undesirable actions...
The Benefits of Teaching Self-Management Skills to Students of Psychology
The various student gains and reported satisfaction with self-management projects have been well documented. However, we found that few psychology programs explicitly teach these skills. In this paper we demonstrate how self-management projects can...
The Boy Factor: Can Single-Gender Classes Reduce the Over-Representation of Boys in Special Education?
Since the early 1990s numerous studies have concluded that there is an over-representation of males and minorities in special education. This paper examines the question if a different educational format, such as single-gender education, can help boys'...
The Effects of Computer Use on Creative Thinking among Kindergarten Children in Jordan
The objective of the current study was to examine the effect of early computer experience, using quasi-experimental design, on creative thinking among Jordanian kindergarten children. It intended to answer two main research questions. First, does adding...
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