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Lambert, Monique; Bouchamma, Yamina – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
The school principal is responsible for transmitting mission, vision, and values in and out the school, with a stronger, clearer emphasis for the success and well-being of students. Competency standard is defined as a guide that names the behaviours expected for the directions to do an effective job in their schools. This article presents the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Qualifications
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Laitsch, Daniel; Younghusband, Christine Ho – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
This replication-extension study (Earley & Galluzzo, 2015) examined the information seeking activities of British Columbia (BC) school trustees in an effort to understand the transmission of research. Trustees were asked to identify the sources they used for acquiring research and information in the process of decision-making. The frequency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trustees, Research Utilization, Information Seeking
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Beveridge, Dan; McKenzie, Marcia; Aikens, Kathleen; Strobbe, Kaitlin M. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
This paper reports on the first nationwide census examining sustainability uptake in policy initiatives in Canadian K-12 education. Included in the study are each of Canada's 13 provincial and territorial ministries of education, and all 374 public school divisions across the country. Sustainability was defined as including, at minimum,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Sustainability
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Copp, Derek – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
One of the major functions of large-scale assessment is educational accountability. The expectation for the improvement of instruction based on test results is called "professional accountability" and it is built into provincial assessment policies across Canada. This study asked teachers to self-report on instructional changes they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Ganek, Hillary; Nixon, Stephanie; Smyth, Ron; Eriks-Brophy, Alice – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
This embedded mixed methods study explores how cultural differences in language socialization practices influence parent-child verbal interactions. The Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) System audio recorded families of children who are and are not deaf and hard of hearing in Canada and Vietnam. Software automatically calculated an average…
Descriptors: Socialization, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Parent Child Relationship
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Anderson, Tim – Applied Linguistics, 2019
Intersections between transnationalism, the internationalization of higher education, and applied linguistics continue to draw attention, as the proliferation of academic mobility is increasingly influencing students, instructors, and universities globally. As one of the world's major receiving countries of international postsecondary students,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Study Abroad
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Mettler, Jessica; Carsley, Dana; Joly, Mélanie; Heath, Nancy L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
The transition to university is a stressful period for young adults; however, there has been limited research examining the predictive role of dispositional mindfulness in supporting first-year students' adjustment to university. The current study sought to examine the relative contribution of gender, self-efficacy, perceived social support from…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Freshmen, Personality, Metacognition
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Groen, Janet; Kawalilak, Colleen – Education Sciences, 2019
Drawing on an autoethnographic approach, we offer a retrospective and current reflection on the Adult Education Professoriate within the Canadian university system. Through our autographic texts as professors within the field of adult education, as well as a review of relevant adult education literature, we consider the historical and current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Teacher Educators, Educational History
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Asghar, Anila; Huang, Ying-Syuan; Elliott, Kenneth; Skelling, Yannick – Education Sciences, 2019
This paper presents the assessment items that were developed by science and technology teachers in Québec to explore their students' alternative ideas about engineering design technology and technological systems. These assessment items were administered to Secondary Cycle One students in Francophone and Anglophone schools in Québec to elicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Misconceptions, Engineering
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Blue, Levon Ellen – Education Sciences, 2019
Conventional financial literacy education (FLE) practices promote individual choice and responsibility for financial circumstances. The untruth connected to conventional FLE is that achieving financial well-being is possible after acquiring financial skills and knowledge and choosing to make effective financial decisions. In this article, I share…
Descriptors: Money Management, Consumer Education, Indigenous Populations, Praxis
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Moslemi, Neda; Mousavi, Amin – Education Sciences, 2019
A teacher's self-efficacy has been found to be one of the most important factors contributing to a successful teaching-learning outcome for both the teacher and the students. Numerous studies have shown that there is a relationship between students' self-efficacy, students' academic achievement, teacher burnout and a teacher's sense of…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Dobronyi, Christopher R.; Oreopoulos, Philip; Petronijevic, Uros – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2019
This article presents an independent large-scale experimental evaluation of two online goal-setting interventions. Both interventions are based on promising findings from the field of social psychology. Approximately 1,400 first-year undergraduate students at a large Canadian university were randomly assigned to complete one of two online…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Naepi, Sereana; Airini – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
As higher education institutions seek to provide further scope for diversity in their practices, there is space opening up for Indigenous undergraduate research. This article reflects on the Knowledge Makers program, an Indigenous undergraduate research initiative based in British Columbia, Canada. The Knowledge Makers program shows what is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Truchon, Marie-Michele; Howe, Nina – Exceptionality Education International, 2019
Using distributive justice theory as a framework, the purpose of the present mixed methods study was to determine whether parental differential treatment was present and if so, to what degree, in families of children with a developmental disability. Moreover, if present, we examined to what extent parental differential treatment impacted family…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Developmental Disabilities
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Ziaian-Ghafari, Newsha; Berg, Derek H. – Exceptionality Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the social-emotional experience of teachers working with students with exceptionalities in the general education classroom. Individual interviews were conducted with five participants with in-service teaching experience. While these teachers highlighted experiencing burnout, the breadth and depth of their…
Descriptors: Altruism, Fatigue (Biology), Teaching Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
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