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Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine fourth to eighth graders' conceptualizations of kindness at school (i.e., their definition of kindness, an example of an act of kindness they have done, who they see as the most salient adult agent of kindness, and which location they deem that kindness happens most). To date, kindness research has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Altruism, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Jao, Limin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
For pre-service teachers (PSTs) who have been exposed to traditional approaches, teacher education courses can be a revelatory experience in their development as educators. This study explores if Canadian upper elementary/lower secondary (grades 4-10) PSTs change their beliefs about mathematics teaching as a result of taking a mathematics methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Bouchard, Karen L.; Berg, Derek H. – School Community Journal, 2017
Student belonging to school has been consistently correlated with many significant outcomes, yet there is little research that depicts how this sense is developed. This study explores the factors through which late elementary/middle school students (Grades 4-8) develop a sense of belonging to their school. Individual interviews with teachers and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Binfet, John Tyler; Gadermann, Anne M.; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
In this study, we sought to create and validate a brief measure to assess students' perceptions of kindness in school. Participants included 1,753 students in Grades 4 to 8 attending public schools in a large school district in southern British Columbia. The School Kindness Scale (SKS) demonstrated a unidimensional factor structure and adequate…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prosocial Behavior, Psychometrics, Public Schools
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Kilborn, Michelle; Lorusso, Jenna; Francis, Nancy – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been much international concern about the present and future status of school physical education. Recent research has employed surveys or case studies to examine the status of physical education but there is a dearth of in-depth physical education curriculum document analysis. The aim of this study is to contribute to the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Outcomes of Education
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Schock, Robin E.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Rarely are the views of children with learning disabilities elicited. In this study, we used focus groups involving eight students with learning disabilities to explore their self-perceptions as learners and writers using assistive technology (AT). Three groups of two to three Grade 4-8 students and their parents participated in the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Self Concept
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Kanevsky, Lannie – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
Pedagogical shifts favouring collaborative learning and findings of recent studies have raised concerns regarding the claim that gifted students prefer to learn alone. The purpose of this study was to further investigate if, when and how high ability learners want to work with or without others. The distributions of 416 high ability students (n =…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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Roy, Sylvie; Schafer, Paul-Christophe – Language and Education, 2015
This paper looks at reading in French immersion and how learning French is seen more as a skill rather than a social practice that could be examined through a more critical lens. Most of the teachers often teach students how to read but rarely will they discuss the role of French in Canadian society and how this is manifested in the texts they…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning
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Sokal, Laura; Katz, Jennifer – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
While students begin schooling with high engagement levels, these levels begin to drop in the middle years of schooling but appear to recover somewhat in 10th grade, suggesting that the middle years of schooling are an especially vulnerable time in terms of student engagement (Willms et al., 2009). Moreover disengagement is most common in students…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Middle School Students, Models, Learner Engagement
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Montgomery, Angela; Mirenda, Pat – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
This study examined relationships between three factors related to teacher self-efficacy (use of inclusive instruction, collaboration with others, and managing disruptive behaviour) and practicing teachers' sentiments, attitudes, and concerns about inclusive education of students with developmental disabilities. We calculated Pearson…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Teaching Methods
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Fazio, Xavier; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The science vocabulary from a science curriculum standards document (Ministry of Education Ontario, 2007) was classified by morphological developmental level and compared to the grade level topics of the curriculum (grades 1 to 8). Descriptive statistical analyses highlight the complex nature of science vocabulary and the incompatibilities between…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Elementary School Science, Morphology (Languages), Academic Standards
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Whitley, Jessica; Rawana, Edward; Brownlee, Keith – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2014
Self-concept has been found to play a key role in academic and psychosocial outcomes for students. Appreciating the factors that have a bearing upon self-concept may be of particular importance for Aboriginal students, many of whom experience poorer outcomes than non-Aboriginal Canadians. In this study, we conducted a quantitative analysis of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept
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Suurtamm, Christine; Koch, Martha J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2014
Current thinking encourages teachers to incorporate a range of assessment practices that are responsive to student thinking and promote student learning. At the same time, teachers are situated in a landscape of accountability, where they are often seen as technicians who implement prescribed curriculum, policies, and procedures with success…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Student Evaluation, Communities of Practice
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article reports comprehensive findings from a national study of the teaching and assessment of writing in classrooms across ten Canadian provinces and two of three territories. Through interviews with 216 grade 4-8 teachers and observations and interviews in 22 classrooms (1 to 3 classrooms in each province), we gathered information about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hamdan, Amani – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
The growing diversity of Ontario's population is increasing pressure on the education system to ensure that all students receive equal opportunities to excel academically and develop personally. Students are more likely to succeed if their own racial, ethnic, and cultural identity is reflected in the classroom. This observation applies no less to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Science Education, STEM Education
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