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Volume 3, Issue 5

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Volume 3, Issue 5

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1) Matriarchs of Experimental and Progressive Education:Ten Women Who Influenced John Dewey
Author’s detail:(1)
Jerry Aldridge, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham (2)Jennifer L. Kilgo, Ed.D. University Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham (3)Grace Jepkemboi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham (4)Rose Ruto-Korir, Senior Lecturer Moi University, Kenya
John Dewey (1859-1952), a father and pioneer of progressive education during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, continues to be the most acknowledged proponent of progressive and experimental education in the 21st century. Numerous documents have reported Dewey’s influence on educational leaders, including many women, during the 1900s and beyond. However, recent studies have shed new light on Dewey’s contributions to education and psychology. This article describes ten women who explicitly influenced the ideas of John Dewey and the practices of experimental education. These include Alice Chipman, Jane Addams, Katherine Camp, Ella Flagg Young, Anna Bryan, Evelyn Dewey, Marietta Johnson, Lucy Sprague Mitchell, Patty Smith Hill, and Caroline Pratt.
Key words: progressive education, women, Dewey, experimental schools
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2)Competing Histories of Elementary School Instruction:The Example of Alabama in 1920
Author’s Detail:(1)
Jerry Aldridge, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham (2)Jennifer L. Kilgo, Ed.D.,University Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham (3)Grace Jepkemboi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham  (4)Rose Rutto-Korir, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Graduate School Coordinator Moi University of Kenya

The vast majority of historical documents concerning Elementary School Instruction are written from a myopic, linear, and singular dimensional perspective. Few histories describe simultaneously competing models of teaching. This article provides a background of five competing philosophies of elementary school instruction during the early 1900s as a prelude for describing two disparate examples of elementary school education in the Southeastern United States during the first quarter of the 20th century. The two schools discussed include a pioneering progressive pedagogy known as the School of Organic Education in south Alabama and a traditional one room school experience at Iron Mountain School in north Alabama. Instructional strategies used by the teachers are reported for each school. The article concludes with a discussion of three things that can be learned by studying the School of Organic Education and Iron Mountain School.

Key words: instructional histories, disparate educational methods, Southeastern United States, twentieth century
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3)The Drivers of Consumer Complaint Behaviors in the Service Industry
Author’s detail:Yan Liu-Linyi University Feixian College

Abstract:This study examines the determinants of consumer complaint behaviors (CCB) in the service industry. The taxonomy of CCB is reviewed and confirmed; the main effect and interaction effect of predictors of CCB are defined and checked. This study postulates that the types of service failure, namely, failure in procedure and failure in outcome, have a significant main effect and interaction effect on the Voice response of CCB. The hypotheses are tested and the results are discussed.
Keywords: Consumer complaint behaviors, service failure, service industry
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