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ERIC Number: EJ950911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Watching Bald Eagles Change Shifts: Seeking Digital Curriculum Access across Canada
Robertson, Lorayne; Thomson, Dianne
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v57 n3 p317-336 Fall 2011
There is an inconsistency between a growing need for national research on issues of child and adolescent health and the wide range of diverse curriculum responses to health issues undertaken by individual provinces and territories in Canada. Measuring the effect of interventions is more difficult in this contradiction. In this study, the authors uncover a growing need for national research, knowledge mobilization, and the development of a common language and Internet protocols to enable sharing of health education initiatives using the affordances of technology. The authors find that in an era where difficult social challenges for children and adolescents require not only national but global attention, the current jurisdictional structures present significant and challenging barriers to accessing national and global expertise. These barriers will need to be addressed in order to maximize the affordances of digital technologies for knowledge mobilization toward the goal of coherent pan-Canadian health curriculum approaches.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site: http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada