School of Education

Welcome to the Journal of Research Initiatives, a peer reviewed journal of editors with expertise in educational issues, trends, and best practices. The journal offers high-levels of editorial and technical support. Each article has a dedicated editor-in-chief, a committed editorial staff, a nationally renowned editorial board, with clear editorial policies. The journal does not charge authors a publication fee, article submission and publication is free.

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Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3 (2015)

Dedicated to Dr. Leontye Lewis

On behalf of the editorial team of the Journal of Research Initiatives (JRI®) we proudly dedicate this issue to Dr. Leontye Lewis in recognition of 8 years of service as Dean in the School of Education at Fayetteville State University. Dr. Lewis' tenure is marked by her support of the journal and faculty research projects in the School of Education. We salute Dr. Lewis for orchestrating four successful fundraising campaigns to provide scholarships for education majors and for providing funds to support research conferences and workshops through the Office of Research Initiatives. I personally thank Dr. Lewis for her support during the launching of the Journal of Research Initiatives and for believing in me to bring the journal to fruition. The editorial team wishes her great success on her next career endeavors.
Linda Wilson-Jones, Editor-in-Chief

Research Articles

Best Practices


Issue Reviewers

Peter Litchka
Loyola University Maryland
Petra Robinson
Louisiana State University
Andrea Woodson-Smith
North Carolina Central University
Kimberly M Triplett
Mississippi State University-Meridian
JeffriAnne Wilder
University of North Florida
Hashem Maleki
PN University of Chenaran, Iran
Ajay Das
Murray State University
Nicole Dobbins
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Priscilla Robinson
Hinds Community College-Utica
Cynthia Gissy
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
David Mungoshi
University of Zimbabwe
David E. Allen
Murray State University
Lisa K. Thompson
Prairie View A & M University
Numeriano Ganzan Escalante
Capitol University, Philippines
Chia Jung Yeh
East Carolina University
DeAnna Murphy
Fayetteville State University
Mathias R. Vairez, Jr
Prairie View A&M University
Allison Sayre
West Virginia University-Parkersburg
Rhea M. Perkins
Louisiana State University
Elizabeth Bemiss
South Carolina State University