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. 33, No. 2, June

An Examination of Two Teacher Rating Scales: What Can They Tell Us about How Well We Teach?
Teachers who want to know if they are teaching well, or not-so-well, are constantly looking around for teacher evaluation survey-type forms that might provide them with insight regarding how they are doing. The present study offers two such survey...
Attitudes of Under-Graduate Education Majors on Web-Enhanced and Traditional Instruction at Fayetteville State University
This study examined the attitudes toward web-enhanced and traditional instruction of undergraduate education majors. The Instructional Strategies Instrument was administered to students enrolled in EDUC 310, Foundations of Education and EDUC 340,...
Effect of Text Presentation on Reading Fluency and Comprehension: An Exploratory Analysis
Previous research found that the type of text being read affected reading fluency and recall, and students of varying reading skills take different approaches to the task. The current study explored the effect the reader's skill level and format...
Florida's Dramatic Shift in Student Demographics: Implications for Mathematics Teacher Education
In the Fall of 2003, Florida's public school student population shifted from majority white to majority nonwhite. This paper examines the implications of this demographic shift for the teaching of mathematics. The primary focus of this paper is...
Motivating Novice Students to Read Their Textbooks
A common problem faced by college professors in every discipline is how to motivate students to come to class prepared having read the textbook. This study examines the impact of 3 different strategies used to motivate students to read their psychology...
Reliability and Validity of the Watson-Glasere Critical Thinking Appraisal-Forms for Different Academic Groups *
This study investigated the reliability and validity of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal-Form S for subjects in academic fields. The participants were 586 university students. The responses to the WGCTA-FS were analyzed for the total...
School-Age Children Raised by Their Grandparents: Problems and Solutions
During the past decade, several studies have been published that investigated the social, emotional, and physical functioning of grandparents raising their grandchildren. Research suggests grandparents in these families experience high levels of...
The Dilemma of Primary School Attendance in Nigeria
Agitated by the increasing number of school age children not attending primary school in Nigeria, this study set out to investigate the factors that inhibit parents in sending their children to school. A random sample of 2000 parents, whose school-age...
The Effect of Motivation, Family Environment, and Student Characteristics on Academic Achievement
This paper is designed to study the effect of motivation, family environment, and student characteristics on academic achievement. The study was conducted on 388 high school students (193 males and 195 females) from Abu Dhabi District, United Arab...
Using Digital Cameras for Multidimensional Learning in K-12 Classrooms
Digital cameras are educational tools that support purposeful instruction with a clear vision on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reflection. This article explains the impact of digital cameras in today's classrooms, indicates effective...
Writing in the Mathematics Curriculum
Quality written communication is necessary in school and in society. Writing needs to be emphasized across the curriculum. Mathematics can make its many contributions in improving written work. Diagnosis of problems, here, need to be detected with...
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