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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
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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. Oteka Gibson 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.
Ozgur Kivilcan Dogan, Dr. Esme Hacieminoglu, 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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