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Kutschera, P. C.; Tesoro, Elena C.; Legamia, Benigno P., Jr.; Talamera-Sandico, Mary Grace – Online Submission, 2019
Rural social work education and practice in North America underwent a revival in recent decades and remains a valid praxis and pedagogic model for the 21st Century. The paper posits through rigorous literature review and analysis there are numerous elements central to North American (U.S. and Canadian) and Commonwealth of Nations (U.K., Australia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Praxis, Rural Areas
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Harrington, Katherine; Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi – Commission for International Adult Education, 2018
For several decades, lifelong learning has been discussed both in terms of its ability to provide both individual and national economic benefits. However, while the importance of lifelong learning, particularly in lieu of occupational changes, has been emphasized, the creation or adaptation of funding methods for lifelong learning specifically in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Finance, Comparative Education
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Aikens, Kathleen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Canada's positioning within global sustainable development commitments has shifted: instead of fulfilling visible leadership positions through international accords, Canada is now perceived as an environmental laggard. Against this larger political context of governmental inaction and environmental injustice, we present the results of a systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Karrow, Douglas David; Digiuseppe, Maurice; Fazio, Xavier Eric – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Environmental education in K-12 and initial teacher education contexts appears to be at a cross-roads despite UNESCO's declaration of its importance in educating future generations about the global challenges we face and our resistance to change the behaviours that create these conditions. This paper argues for the interdisciplinary status of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Myers, Marie J. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
In the light of new developments for the teaching profession, teacher education requires constant adjustments. In Canada, education is a provincial responsibility and varies across the country, and with national specialists associations also dictating guidelines, we have to satisfy competing expectations. This presents a number of challenges. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Objectives
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Yan, Hongxin; Law, Sandra – Open Praxis, 2013
Failure rates in first year calculus courses are high in most post-secondary institutions across North America and other parts of the world. This Inukshuk-funded open education project involved the development of five stand-alone pre-calculus learning modules. The design and revision phases of this project occurred between the fall of 2007 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Open Source Technology, Learning Modules
Hollitt, Julie A. – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
This literature review interrogates current international writing about inclusive education (IE) in regional and remote settings, with explicit reference to Australian considerations, including the emergent National Curriculum. The task of this review has been to establish the types of knowledge reported about IE in minority, marginalized and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Rural Education, Learning Problems
Harwood, Chris – Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
Because Literacy and Essential Skills are so important to economic development, it is vital to know the competencies needed by the educators who deliver Literacy and Essential Skills programming. Likewise, Literacy and Essential Skills are crucial for labour market attachment. Low-skilled work has been most affected by technological change. There…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Occupational Surveys, Position Papers
Delong, Jacqueline; Whitehead, Jack – Online Submission, 2011
This paper focuses on making explicit the embodied knowledge of educators using a living theory methodology and inciting the social imagination to create educational research for the public good. Using evidence from international contexts, the meanings of the energy-flowing values that educators use to explain their educational influences in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Action Research
Eaton, Sarah Elaine – Online Submission, 2011
This paper examines literacy and language learning across the lifespan within the context of immigrants in the Canadian context. It explores the process of improving literacy skills and acquiring second or third language skills through the systems of formal, non-formal and informal learning, as defined by the OECD [Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Family Literacy, Informal Education
Chapelle, Carol A. – Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (NJ3), 2010
Language educators argue that foreign language learning in the United States should increase students' intercultural competence (IC), which will allow them to see relationships among different cultures, mediate across cultures, and critically analyze cultures including their own. Qualitative research investigating students experiences with such…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, French
Correia, Ana-Paula; Yusop, Farrah Dina; Wilson, Jay R.; Schwier, Richard A. – Online Submission, 2010
This paper compares how two universities, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, exploit a service-learning and authentic learning approach to instructional design. Both programs emphasize student engagement and responsibility, as well as projects that have social significance. At the same time, the courses offered by the two…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
Delong, Jacqueline – Online Submission, 2010
This paper is a self-study in which a university teacher educator studies her practice. She creates a space for alternate ways of representing forms of knowledge from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous, and for their accreditation in the Academy. As she develops a way of thinking that is appropriate for getting closer to…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Superintendents, Indigenous Knowledge
Soiferman, L. Karen; Boyd, Karen; Straw, Stanley B. – Online Submission, 2010
Background: The need for improvement in writing instruction in schools is dependent on teachers being aware of evidence-based procedures in writing and implementing them on a regular basis in their classrooms. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the frequency with which teachers in Western Canada employed evidence-based procedures in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Collaborative Writing
Parsons, Jim; Frick, William – Online Submission, 2008
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to explore reasons why many academics "hate" their jobs by examining the current state of the academy--its values, culture, and possibilities. (Methodology) Through pragmatic and philosophical argument, the authors contend that the academy fosters a pedagogy (defined broadly) of disengagement, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Work Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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