Volume 4, Number 2 (2019)It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Journal of Research Initiatives (JRI) which I hope you will enjoy. When JRI was launched in 2012, the Editorial Founders agreed that an Open-Access publication of academic research would be environment-friendly; making the journal quickly available to the world. This decision has allowed the journal to touch educators around the globe, and for that I am appreciative. I seize this opportunity to thank all those who have submitted their contributions for this Issue. Education without ground-breaking research is meaningless to the academic community. I sincerely extend my thanks to this issue reviewers for lending their time and expertise to reviewing the articles assigned. You are the glue that keeps JRI successful, and I look forward to continuous support. JRI endeavors to provide a forum for academicians, researchers, and practitioners who are interested in the discussion of data-driven, best practices, and trends in education. Please feel free to provide your feedback and review the call for papers for the upcoming special edition.
Parenthood and Persistence of Adult Learners in the Western Region of the United States
Emetrude Lewis and Alexia Bailey-Webb
An International Comparative Study: Exploring Students’ College and Career Readiness Needs
Olcay Yavuz, Sabri Dogan, and Omer Faruk Kabakci
Hegemonic Masculinities and Children’s Picture Books
Nathan N. Taylor
Expanding the Conversation: The Value Proposition of For-Profit Institutions for African-American Post-Secondary Students
Thomasina O. Lawson and Mario Jackson
Twenty Years in the Trenches: A Fight for Equitable and Adequate School Funding in Ohio
Connor J. Fewell, Michael E. Hess, and Charles L. Lowery
An Application of Systems Science for the Usage of Web–tools in Environmental Education: The Case of Western Attica, Greece
Anastasios Mavrakis, Evangelos C. Papakitsos, Christina Papapanousi, and Christina Papavasileiou
- Dr. Nathan C Anderson
- Robert Morris University
- Dr. Amar Abbott
- Taft College
Happy RetirementMrs. Mable Hawkins.
We wish you a happy retirement filled with fun and happiness. Mrs. Hawkins dedicated 20 years of service to the Department of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University. Congratulations, we will miss your presence on campus.