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Cassidy, Jack; Ortlieb, Evan; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
The following article explores the "hot topics" in literacy for 2018, keeping the tradition of the "What's hot in literacy" survey that was first published in 1997. Expert panelists from around the globe provided insight into current trends and issues in the field of literacy, resulting in digital and disciplinary literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Franken, Leni – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Inspired by the comparative method for RE as outlined by Bråten, this article elaborates on some similarities and differences between the present RE system in Flanders (Belgium) and the past RE system in Québec (Canada). After a brief outline of the societal level, the focus will be on the institutional level, where international, national and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Legislation
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Faubert, Brenton Cyriel; Le, Anh Thi Hoai; Wakim, Georges; Swapp, Donna – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This article reports on a rigorous approach developed for calibrating the Evidence-Based Adequacy Model to suit the Ontario K-12 public education context, and the actual calibrations made. The four-step calibration methodology draws from expert consultations and a review of the academic literature. Specific attention is given to the technical…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Models, Foreign Countries
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Auclair, Jean-Vianney – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
In 2000, the Government of Manitoba initiated an inter-sectoral policy strategy referred to as Healthy Child Manitoba. This article reports on a research project that studied the success and challenges of this horizontal policy strategy. The research suggests that while this policy approach--which places education within the broader context of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Health Promotion, Public Policy
Donovan, William; Wurman, Ze'ev – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
This paper looks at the popularity of after-school mathematics by focusing on the Kumon and Russian School of Mathematics models. In 1954, Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher in Japan, designed a series of math worksheets to help improve the test scores of his son Takeshi, a second grader. Toru's goal was to teach Takeshi how to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, After School Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bialystok, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
This article reports the findings of a web-based survey of Ontario health and physical education teachers conducted in 2017. The purpose of the study was to understand teachers' views of the aims of the 2015 revised "sex ed" curriculum and the public debate that surrounded it, as well as to explore their own values around the teaching of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mayor, Christine; Suarez, Eliana B. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Despite widespread discussion in the United States, up until now there has not been a review of the demographic and contextual factors associated with Canadian academic achievement. Using Arksey and O'Malley's (2005) framework, a scoping review was conducted to answer two questions: What demographic and contextual factors are most commonly used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
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Beveridge, Dan; McKenzie, Marcia; Aikens, Kathleen; Strobbe, Kaitlin M. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
This paper reports on the first nationwide census examining sustainability uptake in policy initiatives in Canadian K-12 education. Included in the study are each of Canada's 13 provincial and territorial ministries of education, and all 374 public school divisions across the country. Sustainability was defined as including, at minimum,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Sustainability
Holm, Jennifer, Ed.; Mathieu-Soucy, Sarah, Ed. – Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group, 2019
In June 2018 the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'étude en didactique des mathématiques (CMESG/GCEDM) held its 42nd meeting in the idyllic setting of Squamish, British Columbia. This meeting marked the first time CMESG/GCEDM had been in British Columbia since 2010 and the first time it had been held at Quest University.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
Wiseman, Alexander W., Ed.; Damaschke-Deitrick, Lisa, Ed.; Galegher, Ericka L., Ed.; Park, Maureen F., Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2019
This volume explores the shared expectations that education is a panacea for the difficulties that refugees and their receiving countries face. This book investigates the ways in which education is both a dream solution as well as a contested landscape for refugee families and students. Using comparative, cross-national perspectives across five…
Descriptors: Refugees, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Integration
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Arnott, Stephanie; Masson, Mimi; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2019
This research synthesis aims to investigate the broader trends in K-12 French as a second language (FSL) published research from 2000-2017 (inclusive). We assembled a database of 181 peer-reviewed articles relating to FSL education to examine what we already know about specific issues. We used Nvivo 11 (Pro) to facilitate coding the articles for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, French
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Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Churchley, John; Lidster, Susan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
The reasons why students persist in their post-secondary learning are complex. This paper proposes a model for the development of K-16 partnerships that promote student success through the transition from secondary school to post-secondary, supported by teachers, faculty members, and educational developers. This model proposes that each of the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Zha, Shenghua; Estes, Michele D.; Xu, Ling – Journal of Peer Learning, 2019
This meta-analytic study compared the effect of peer-led learning versus non peer-led learning on students' cognitive achievement in post-secondary education. Twenty-eight studies published in English from six countries between 1993 and 2017 were identified and used in the analysis. Result of the analysis on the random-effect model showed a…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Peer Teaching, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Tamtik, Merli – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine parental and students' decisions regarding participating in K-12 level study abroad programs in Manitoba, Canada. Design/methodology/approach: The study reports on data collected through document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 18 international students and 14 parents. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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