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NATIONAL FORUM OF TEACHER EDUCATION JOURNAL
VOLUME 24, NUMBERS 1 & 2, 2014
Excellence in Teaching and Leadership: Achieving Major Changes in Student
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About the Issue
Excellence in teaching and leadership leads to excellence in learning. Every institute of
learning should provide all students the opportunity to learn in a high quality learning
environment; thus, increasing student achievement. All articles in this issue of the National
FORUM Journal of Teacher Education relate to effective teaching and leadership that can have a
direct impact on student achievement.
In the first article, Dr. David E. Herrington, Dr. Alana Collins, Dr. Kathy DodgeClay, Ms. Maria Elena Meza, Mr. Jerry D. Allen, Dr. Robert Marcel Branch, Dr. Cody
Miller, Ms. Kathleen Kidd-Proctor, and Ms. OtekaGibson share their well-informed visions
of what it takes for a teacher to be successful with children. In the second article, Dr. Fred
C.Lunenburg discusses the condition of education in America and offers two approaches to
teaching subject matter that may result in major improvements in student achievement. In the
third article, Dr. Robin Robinson Kapavik examines the perspectives of secondary U.S. History
teachers and cites three traits that make for an excellent social studies educator; thus, enhancing
student achievement. In the fourth article, Dr. Theresa Garfield Dorel presents her approach to
developing teachers’ self-awareness of their prejudices and ways to help them neutralize their
prejudices so they can truly address the learning needs of each child, boosting student
achievement. In the fifth article, Dr. Stuart O. Yager, Mr. OzgurKivilcanDogan, Dr.
EsmeHacieminoglu, and Dr. Robert E. Yager examine the role of student and teacher
creativity in aiding current reform efforts in science and technology education. In the sixth and
final article, Dr. Donna Odom LaCaze, Dr. Cynthia M. McCormick, and Dr. Latisha Meyer
review behavior management approaches used by effective teachers that enhance pupil
achievement and success.
To our readers, colleagues, and friends, thank you for your personal, professional, and
especially for your continued financial support.
William Allan Kritsonis, PhD
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