College of Education
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Current Issue: Volume 3, Number 1 (2017)
WelcomeIt is with great humility that I thank the editorial review board and the issue reviewers for their dedication, since the 2012 launching of the journal. Special thanks to my graduate assistant, Gena Mattocks, for her assistance with proofing and formatting. This issue contains a variety of research articles on public schools and higher education, ranging from best practices for students with autism, to leadership as department chair, to a historical perspective on work-related stress. Researchers leave a legacy for years, I am reminded of researchers such as John Ogbu and Erik Erickson. Although, they have both been gone for over a decade, their research is still cited in textbooks and discussed in psychology and education college classes across the country.
I dedicate this issue to Dr. Argyrios Argyriou (1957-2017) who co-authored the article in this issue on Work-related Stress and Burnout Factors of Principals in Regional Greece. He was the Director of the Secondary Education Directorate of Western Attica, Greece, and Adjunct Professor of the tertiary School of Pedagogical and Technological Education and of Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece. Being an eminent civil educator, he will be missed by his colleagues and associates. Enjoy this article and others in this issue, and again thanks for continuing to support the journal
Rest in Peace, Dr. Argyriou (†)
Work-related Stress and Burnout Factors of Principals in Regional Greece: A Historical Perspective
Christos Leventis, Evangelos C. Papakitsos, Konstantinos Karakiozis, and Argyrios Argyriou
Faculty Expectations Of Administrative Leaders’ Behavior Of The Department Chairs: The University Of Belize
Theodore J.M. Ogaldez and Adriel Hilton
Rural Superintendents as Political Agents: Grassroots Advocacy in Appalachian Districts of Southeast Ohio
Charles L. Lowery, Chetanath Gautam, Michael Edward Hess, and Chance D. Mays
Multilingualism and Academic Writing: A Match Made in Heaven or a Disastrous Combination?
Roshni Paul and Ian McDonald
“This is Not What I Expected”: Knowledge Reconfiguration in Preservice Teachers
Franco Zengaro and Sally A. Zengaro
Undergraduate African American Males’ Narratives on the Personal Factors Influencing Retention in the Social Sciences
Dorrance Kennedy and Linda Wilson-Jones
To Game or Not to Game? How Using Massively Multiplayer Online Games Helped Motivation and Performance in a College Writing Course: A Mixed Methods Study
Papia Bawa, William Watson, and Sunnie L. Watson
Elementary Administrators' Exploring the Factors that Promote or Inhibit Reading Achievement
Ashley Holder, Linda Wilson-Jones, Brian Phillips, Paris Jones, and Jerry D. Jones
Facilitating Student Engagement Research: A Historical Analogy for Understanding and Applying Naturalistic Inquiry
Lane G. Perry III and April Perry
The Benefits of Constructing an Effective Internship Program
The Importance of Support Networks for At-Promise Students
Melissa Cheese and James Vines
- Linda Wilson-Jones
- Gena Mattocks
- Graduate Assistant
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