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Handford, Victoria; Leithwood, Kenneth – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
Conducted in British Columbia, this mixed-methods study tested the effects of nine district characteristics on student achievement, explored conditions that mediate the effects of such characteristics, and contributed to understandings about the role school-level leaders play in district efforts to improve achievement. Semistructured interview…
Descriptors: School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, Language Skills, Principals
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Shanahan, Theresa Gemma – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
Using a legal framework, doctrinal analysis, critical legal analysis, and fundamental legal research and drawing upon legislation, case law, judicial, and scholarly commentary, this article defines the fiduciary duties of Canadian university governing boards given the unique features of the university as a legal entity. The legal analysis…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Universities, Governing Boards
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Guitman, Rachel; Black, Christine; Healey, Mick; Matthews, Kelly E.; Dvorakova, Lucie Sam – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
This article explores the perceptions of participants following the first International Summer Institute (SI) on students as partners in higher education, a four-day professional development experience designed to foster student-staff partnerships. Approximately 9 months after the Institute, 10 participants were interviewed to understand their…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education
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Acker, Sandra; Wagner, Anne – Gender and Education, 2019
A considerable scholarship now describes the increasing neoliberalization of universities and the accompanying impacts on academic research and researchers. However, less attention has been devoted to issues of research project leadership, especially for academics with feminist commitments. This article reports results of a qualitative study of 12…
Descriptors: Feminism, Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Females
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Najeeb, Umberin; Wong, Brian; Hollenberg, Elisa; Stroud, Lynfa; Edwards, Susan; Kuper, Ayelet – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
Many international medical graduates (IMGs) enter North American residency programs every year. The Canadian IMG physician pool increasingly includes Canadian-born IMGs (C-IMGs) along with Immigrant-IMGs (I-IMGs). Similar trends exist in the United States. Our objective was to understand the similarities and differences in the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Students, Immigrants, Cultural Differences
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Zhang, Zheng; Nagle, Joelle; McKishnie, Bethany; Lin, Zhen; Li, Wanjing – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This systematic review is built on the seminal work by the New London Group in 1996. Few endeavours have synthesized findings of empirical studies pertaining to the effects and challenges of multiliteracies practices in various schooling and geographical contexts. Through a five-point Likert scale and a deductive and inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Tahirsylaj, Armend – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The primary objective of the study was to empirically test theoretical claims made about differences between Didaktik and curriculum traditions concerning teacher autonomy (TA) and teacher responsibility (TR). It tests the hypothesis that TA and TR are higher among Didaktik than curriculum countries. The second objective was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Comparative Education
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Barrett, Garry F.; Riddell, W. Craig – European Journal of Education, 2019
The relationship between ageing and skills is of growing policy significance due to population ageing, the changing nature of work and the importance of literacy for social and economic well-being. This article examines the relationship between age and literacy skills in a sample of OECD countries using three internationally comparable surveys. By…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Literacy, Adult Learning
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Katušcáková, Marcela; Jasecková, Galina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper aims to identify the current state of knowledge management (KM) diffusion in LIS schools. In terms of content, we have identified two principal approaches to the perception of KM in the LIS community: an active approach, seeing KM as an opportunity for the LIS community to change; and a passive approach, seeing KM merely as a topic of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Curriculum Development
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Ferrari, Michel; Bang, Hyeyoung; Ardelt, Monika; Feng, Zhe – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
How do different forms of education contribute to value preferences? Clearly, informal education through personal experiences that shape one's sense of identity and frame cultural expectations and opportunities (as indexed by culture, gender and age-cohort), non-formal education through religious traditions and formal state-mandated education all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Moral Values, Preferences
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Baradaran Rahimi, Farzan; Kim, Beaumie – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Adolescents develop skills and ideas from their interest-driven practices, which shape a type of literacy that may differ from the traditional ideas of literacy. This paper takes a qualitative approach to identify adolescents' activities through interest-driven participatory design. We interacted with grade 9 students at a Western Canadian school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Career Education, Technology Education
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Fukuzawa, Sherry; Cahn, Joel – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between student motivation and technology in the implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) in a technologically enhanced active learning classroom (ALC). Design/methodology/approach: PBL was implemented in an undergraduate course in human osteology (n=49) at a large Canadian…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Problem Based Learning
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Marynowski, Richelle; Mombourquette, Carmen; Slomp, David – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
This study applies a bioecological lens to the examination of school change in the area of classroom assessment. We conducted a case study that examined the processes within a rural secondary school that supported and inhibited change in classroom assessment practices. Data collection included teacher and principal interviews, focus groups,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Students, Educational Assessment
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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Shulist, Sarah; Rice, Faun – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2019
This paper addresses the gaps between language documentation and language revitalization. It is intended for several audiences, including field linguists interested in supporting endangered language sustainability efforts and participants of all kinds in language revitalization courses, programs, and infrastructure. The authors contend that…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Maintenance, Documentation, Language Research
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