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Terry, Marion – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, ethnographic case study was to compare the experiences of stakeholders connected to adult high schools and adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. This is an important study, because it gathered information about providing educational services to adults who have dropped out of school. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Education, High Schools, Adult Literacy
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Stiegler, Sam; Sullivan, Rachael E. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2015
In this paper we explore our experiences working with queer and trans youth who have taken "non-traditional pathways out of high school. Drawing on Foucauldian theories of normalisation and Halberstam's queerings of time, success, and failure, we consider how certain aspects of schooling have shaped queer and trans youths' desire to seek out…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, High School Graduates
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Shields, Tracy Jill; Melville, Wayne – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This paper describes an ethnographic case study of eleven First Nations adult learners in a Northern Ontario community attempting to earn secondary school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) program. The paper maintains a focus on the power differentials at work in both the learners' prior educational endeavours and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Program Implementation, Canada Natives
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Shields, Tracy Jill – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
The main goals of this article are twofold. The first is to explore whether the General Education Development (GED) program has the potential to meet the academic requirements cited by the scholarship in the area of mathematics for First Nations upgrading programs. Secondly, this paper explores how the GED program influences identity in students…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Indigenous Populations, Mathematics Instruction, Adult Learning
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lo, C. Owen – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Using a realist grounded theory method, this study resulted in a theoretical model and 4 propositions. As displayed in the LINK model, the labeling practice is situated in and endorsed by a social context that carries explicit theory about and educational policies regarding the labels. Taking a developmental perspective, the labeling practice…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Grounded Theory, Models, Theories
Beatty-Guenter, Patricia; Cowin, Bob – Student Transitions Project, 2013
The Student Transitions Project (STP) has focused its research since 2005 on the achievements of British Columbia (B.C.) grade 12 graduates who enrolled in post-secondary education. Some students who do not graduate from Grade 12 also enroll at post-secondary institutions in a variety of programs, but little has been reported on these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Dropouts
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Taylor, Maurice; Trumpower, David; Pavic, Ivana – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
This article reports on a mixed methods study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills. Three key themes emerged from the qualitative data: motivations for participation in various forms of learning; seeking out informal learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Informal Education, Adult Basic Education
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Ervin, Lesley; Carter, Bronwyn; Robinson, Priscilla – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Curriculum mapping is an increasingly common concept within the field of education. A joint project between La Trobe University and the Public Health Agency of Canada attempted to map public health competencies with learning objectives from online learning modules developed by the two organisations. As part of this project a literature review was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Electronic Learning
White, Margaret – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2013
Part 1 provides evidence, drawing on Statistics Canada reports, that Canadians without a high-school certificate are most at-risk of unemployment, low earnings, and poverty. Young adults are especially hard hit, with significantly higher unemployment rates and lower average earnings than high-school graduates. Part 2 cites research that shows the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Poverty Programs, Poverty
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Crichton, Susan; Pegler, Karen; White, Duncan – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2012
Our paper reports findings from a two-phase deployment of iPod Touch and iPad devices in a large, urban Canadian school board. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the infrastructure required to support handheld devices in classrooms; the opportunities and challenges teachers face as they begin to use handheld devices for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Familiarity, High School Students, Teaching Methods
Niwa, Kendra D.; Mandrusiak, Michael N. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
The present study examines the interactions within 4 Facebook groups devoted to supporting people who self-injure. Content analysis was used to analyze posts made to the group during the 3-month period of the study to explore the nature of interactions and the frequency of themes. High prevalence themes included responses to verbal abuse against…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Social Networks
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Slade, Bonnie – Qualitative Inquiry, 2012
"From High Skill to High School" details the experiences of immigrant professionals in an adult education employment program. This research reveals that immigrants with graduate degrees and years of international work experience are put through curriculum designed for adolescents with limited work experience, and collectively perform…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Ethnography, Social Organizations, Work Experience
Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie – Canadian Journal of Education, 2011
In this article, I investigated the problems that educators are addressing with dual credit initiatives and consider tensions that have limited the seamless implementation of dual credit programming. Stakeholder representatives clearly identified common resources and support required to sustain their dual credit programs. Study participants noted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Focus Groups, Credits
Barbour, Michael K. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
Two years ago, the then North American Council for Online Learning released the initial "Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada" report. This study was the first systematic examination of K-12 distance education policies and activities in each of the thirteen Canadian provinces and territories. One year ago, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Educational Policy, Inservice Teacher Education
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D'Mello, Sidney – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
The last decade has witnessed considerable interest in the investigation of the affective dimensions of learning and in the development of advanced learning technologies that automatically detect and respond to student affect. Identifying the affective states that students experience in technology-enhanced learning contexts is a fundamental…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Incidence, Psychological Patterns, Technology Uses in Education
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