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Curran, Vernon; Gustafson, Diana L.; Simmons, Karla; Lannon, Heather; Wang, Chenfang; Garmsiri, Mahyar; Fleet, Lisa; Wetsch, Lyle – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Mandatory continuing professional education is accepted across many professions as a re-credentialing mechanism to maintain professional competency. Self-directed learning is a widely recognized type of learning to meet mandatory continuing professional education requirements. The nature and characteristics of self-directed learning has been…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Independent Study, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
Hardie, Eric – Educational Leadership, 2019
One Canadian school district, seeking to help ease the anxiety, stress, and depression issues their teens reported, piloted a program to include students in school climate survey data analysis. Small groups of teenagers, staff, and administrators from the district's schools meet twice a year to discuss the data and real-world solutions to bring…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, School Districts, Anxiety
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Annen, Silvia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Canadian society is characterised by a plurality of immigrants and Canadian migration policy and corresponding recognition approaches are strongly geared to economic criteria, qualifications and skills. This paper addresses the question how immigrants who have acquired their highest qualification outside Canada are able to use their foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Immigrants
Gube, Maren; Shore, Bruce M. – Online Submission, 2018
From the 1990s until 2017 the High Ability and Inquiry Research Group (HAIR) at McGill University in Montreal, received C$1.3M in research funds from Canadian, Quebec, and US agencies to support its research and graduate training in education and educational psychology. Their research encompassed two principal areas, Inquiry in Education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Objectives, Academic Ability
Sivasubramaniam, Malina, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularization in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Osiname, Ayodeji Tolulope – Improving Schools, 2018
This article integrates relevant literature with the lived experiences of five school principals regarding how they utilized different leadership styles to build an inclusive school culture. The conceptual framework--a Critical Inclusive Praxis, including culture, change, leadership, inclusion and challenge--provided a base for the literature and…
Descriptors: Principals, Inclusion, School Culture, Praxis
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Kuyken, Kerstin; Ebrahimi, Mehran; Saives, Anne-Laure – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to develop a better understanding of intergenerational knowledge transfer (IKT) practices by adopting a context-related and comparative perspective. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study design involving 83 interviews and non-participative observation in German and Quebec organizations has been chosen.…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Cross Cultural Studies, Case Studies, Interviews
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Bae, Soung – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
The challenges facing our children in the 21st century are rapidly changing. As a result, schools bear a greater responsibility to prepare students for college, career, and life and must be held accountable for more than just testing and reporting on a narrow set of outcomes aimed at minimum levels of competency. Thus, scholars, educators, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, State Policy, Measurement
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Babenko, Oksana; Daniels, Lia M.; White, Jonathan; Oswald, Anna; Ross, Shelley – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
In achievement settings, the types of motivation individuals develop are crucial to their success and to the ways in which they respond to challenges. Considering the competitive nature of medical education and the high stakes of medical practice, it is important to know what types of motivation (conceptualized here as achievement goals) medical…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Physicians, Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Beach, Pamela – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This article presents the results of a study that examined elementary teachers' use of online learning environments for their informal professional learning in literacy instruction. Forty-five elementary teachers from a metropolitan area in Ontario, Canada, completed an online survey and participated in a semistructured interview. Survey and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Literacy Education
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Marshall, Steve; Moore, Danièle – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Today, scholars and students face an array of lingualisms: bilingualism, multilingualism, polylingualism, metrolingualism plurilingualism, codeswitching, codemeshing, and translanguaging, among others. Plurilingualism can be understood as the study of individuals' repertoires and agency in several languages, in different contexts, in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Misconceptions, Criticism
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Major, Louis; Watson, Steven – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
Video is increasingly used to support in-service teacher professional development (TPD). Advances in affordability and usability of technology mean that interest is set to develop further. Studies in this area are diverse in terms of scale, methodology and context. This places limitations on undertaking a systematic review; therefore the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Anisef, Paul; Sweet, Robert – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Immigrant women to Canada face unique challenges in gaining mastery of English or French, the country's two official languages. The study focuses on differences "among women" with respect to pre-migration and post-migration characteristics that position them differently with respect to language learning in the social contexts where they…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies
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Pizarro Milian, Roger; Davidson, Cliff – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Existing research on marketing within PSE tends to focus on homogeneous groups of high-status organisations. This study ameliorates this gap in the literature, conducting a comparative analysis of promotional materials produced by public universities and community colleges in Ontario, Canada. We find that these two groups draw on unique strategies…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges, Marketing
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Sauvé, Louise; Fortin, Anne; Viger, Chantal; Landry, France – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Study programme withdrawal and student perseverance in post-secondary education are major challenges for post-secondary institutions, especially in view of the increasing difficulty of retaining the student clientele during the first year of university studies. To analyse the challenges students face in terms of learning strategies, we asked…
Descriptors: Accounting, Learning Strategies, Academic Persistence, Barriers
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