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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 3, Number 3 (2018)Welcome to the 9th published issue of the Journal of Research Initiatives (JRI). Our goals for the journal is to continue publishing high-quality research articles and to reach a global audience. I am ecstatic to welcome you to this issue, as this issue brings our total articles published to over 100 since the 2012 launching. This could not have been accomplished without the commitment of the editorial review board members, many of whom have also published in the journal and been with the journal since the beginning. They have been proactive in promoting the journal, also by recommending their colleagues and students to submit articles and they are always willing to give suggestions for future issues and special topics. Without their dedication, the journal would not be as successful. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this issue to the founding members of the editorial review board. Thanks so much for your commitment to higher education and teacher education. I feel you will enjoy reading the articles in this issue that focus on preservice teachers, early childhood education, spirituality in higher education, cultural diversity, and tips for starting an open access journal. Again, thanks for supporting the journal.
A Narrative Study on High School Transition Programs and Student Attendance in Rural North Carolina
Terrie Bethea-Hampton and Linda Wilson-Jones
Spirituality and Sense of Coherence in Muslim Students : A Mixed Methods Study
Mohamed A. Ali, Franco Zengaro, and Sally A. Zengaro
Students’ Perception of Embedding Cultural Diversity Content into Early Childhood Courses
Sheresa Boone Blanchard, Chia Jung Yeh, Shawnice Custis Johnson, Emily Elizabeth Schlierf, Ciara Dixon-Washington, and Amy Lee
An Investigation on Gender and the Effects on Behavior in Early Childhood Classrooms
Chia Jung Yeh, Aspen Rae Yordy, and Ajay Singh
Technology Competency Within The Non-Traditional Preservice Teacher Candidate Population: Survey Results
Marilyn Lanier, Cynthia B. Wooten, Noran L. Moffett, and Tanya M. Hudson
Learning in Field-Experiences: A Multiple Case Study of Eight Preservice Teachers
Franco Zengaro and Sally A. Zengaro
Leadership and Spirituality: Conceptualization, Definition and Future Directions in Higher Education
Simone Elias, Brian Cole, and Linda Wilson-Jones
The Industrial Revolution of Higher Education
Adriel Adon Hilton, Kevin McClain, and Donavan L. Outten
- Daniel Casebeer
- Seton Hill University
Special Issue, Call for Papers
Global Perspectives on Leadership, Spirituality, Well-being, and Holistic Approaches in Diverse Contexts and Organizations.Guest Editors: Drs. Simone Elias, Brian Cole, Tova Sanders, Peter Williams, and Ann Cai.