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Godlewska, Anne; Rose, John; Schaefli, Laura; Freake, Sheila; Massey, Jennifer – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2017
This article responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada's 2015 call for the education of Canadians about "residential schools, treaties, and Aboriginal peoples' historical and contemporary contributions to Canada." It is an analysis of the Canadian and world studies curricula and texts in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Curriculum
Online Submission, 2006
Factors that influence and predict academic success of ESL students were studied to assist the Ministry with decisions related to curriculum development, resource allocation, and support provision. The comprehensive nature of this study is unique in that it presents the state of affairs of K-12 ESL education in Alberta. Best practice information…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation, Elementary Secondary Education
Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia). – 1988
The fine arts as defined by the Ministry of Education (British Columbia) include music, art, and drama with the curriculum focusing on two concepts: creation and appreciation. One of the aims of School District #68 (Nanaimo) is to provide students with the opportunity to gain exposure to, and experience in, fine arts. The Fine Arts Evaluation…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Drama, Dramatics
Yau, Maria – Scope, 1992
This research article and literature review is intended to arouse teachers' interest in the possibility of using drama as a supplementary instructional tool for enhancing their teaching as well as their students' learning. It maintains that educational drama can make students more engaged in their learning, render learning more purposeful for…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Ability, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Townsend, David – 1987
This monograph focuses on the implementation process that has been a concern of school jurisdictions since the teacher evaluation policy became mandatory in Alberta, Canada, in 1985. Research has shown that school systems are adept at developing written policy but much less successful at putting that policy into effective operation. This overview…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Lacey, Veronica S.; And Others – 1986
This paper outlines, from the perspective of three school principals, the complexities involved in implementing a curriculum innovation, "4MAT," begun in Ontario in 1984. Curriculum project considerations include: leadership skills necessary; importance of support systems for principals; role of research; role of the principal; project…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Ashworth, Mary – 1983
Classroom teachers are affected directly and indirectly by external forces: international, national, social, institutional, pedagogical, economic, commercial, professional, and religious. It is proposed that teachers make use of constructive forces and combat destructive ones by using organizational and individual resources to create change.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Results of a large-scale evaluation of early and middle immersion programs in the Toronto (Ontario) area, involving 4 districts and 26 grade 8 classes, suggest that middle immersion yields less consistent performance levels than early immersion. Overall, findings favor early immersion. (11 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Criticizes calls for national competency testing for Canadian students. Argues that thinking skills are too complex, and standardized tests too simplistic, for such tests to be valuable. Points out that testing alone does not improve education. Examines why standardized tests are appealing. Concludes that the tests are useful if their limits are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests
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Baldwin, Patricia; Baldwin, Douglas – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the portrayal of women in Canadian history textbooks. Analyzes the extent of sex stereotyping in the books from the 1960s to the present. Suggests that the best way to address the problem is to meet it head on. Notes the failure of a Newfoundland teachers' group to win incorporation of a gender roles course into the curriculum. (SG)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Larry; Olson, John – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Examines the premise that experience with computers can fundamentally alter teaching. Contends that the promise of computers and other educational technology is overstated. Presents a case study and summaries of other studies that suggest a teacher's instructional philosophy is a more powerful determinant of computer effectiveness. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational History
Parsons, Jim; Beauchamp, Larry – 1995
A major benefit of inclusive education is to give students and staff learning and teaching opportunities that reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to people similar to and different from themselves. Inclusion covers all students, including those with behavior problems, lower academic abilities, and health conditions. For…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Beginning Teachers, Behavior Problems, Disabilities
BCATA Journal for Art Teachers, 1990
These journal articles examine the issues of evaluation and art education. In (1) "Self Evaluation for Secondary Art Students, Why Bother?" (Margaret Scarr), the article recommends that involving students in assessing their work contributes to learning. (2) "Evaluating for Success" (Arlene Smith) gives practical suggestions for…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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McKenna, Katherine – History and Social Science Teacher, 1989
Presents evidence of unconscious bias in the content of the 1986 Ontario Curriculum Guideline for History and Contemporary Studies. Examines sex bias in the liberal-progressive view of history which undergirds the curriculum and explores gender bias present in the theoretical assumptions underlying the guidelines. (LS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Educational Theories
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Safty, Adel – 1991
The French immersion experience in Montreal, since its inception in 1965, is considered highly successful. Despite critics who note that its results fall short of perfect bilingualism, French immersion has achieved what it set out to accomplish: functional bilingual competencies. In doing so, French immersion has challenged many assumptions about…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Educational Environment