NATIONAL FORUM OF TEACHER EDUCATION JOURNAL
VOLUME 24, NUMBERS 1 & 2, 2014

FOREWORD
Excellence in Teaching and Leadership...
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National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, Dr. William Allan Kritsonis, Editor, www.nationalforum.com, NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS, Founded 1982

  1. 1. NATIONAL FORUM OF TEACHER EDUCATION JOURNAL VOLUME 24, NUMBERS 1 & 2, 2014 FOREWORD Excellence in Teaching and Leadership: Achieving Major Changes in Student Achievement This year marks the 32nd Year Anniversary of publishing National FORUM Journals. Since 1982, over 5,200 authors in higher education, public and private schools have published in our scholarly journals. All journals are national refereed, blind-reviewed, peer-evaluated, juried professional periodicals. Other articles are published on our national and world-wide website: www.nationalforum.com 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 Editor-in-Chief National FORUM Journals 1

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