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Lakman, Yana; Chalmers, Heather; Sexton, Cayleigh – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Young Carers (YCs) provide care for ill, disabled, or addicted family member(s) and may experience risk to their educational success. This study examined 145 YCs in Southern Ontario, aged 8-18, using surveys and found that many YCs considered school important and were doing well academically whereas some YCs' education was negatively impacted.…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Correlation, Children, Adolescents
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Cassidy, Wanda; Faucher, Chantal; Jackson, Margaret – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This paper discusses findings from an exploratory study on the nature, extent, and impact of cyberbullying experienced by 121 faculty members at one Canadian university. We situate cyberbullying in university on a continuum between cyberbullying in K-12 education and cyberbullying in the workplace and also take into account the power dynamics that…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Klinger, Don A.; Rogers, W. Todd – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2003
The estimation accuracy of procedures based on classical test score theory and item response theory (generalized partial credit model) were compared for examinations consisting of multiple-choice and extended-response items. Analysis of British Columbia Scholarship Examination results found an error rate of about 10 percent for both methods, with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests
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Nagy, Philip; Traub, Ross E.; Moore, Shawn – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1999
Data from 127 urban and 39 rural elementary schools were used to examine the utility of Canadian census data for understanding differences in school-level academic achievement, and whether the method of constructing demographic variables affected their relationship to achievement. Indicators obtained with the enrollment method correlated more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Census Figures, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Watts, Walter J. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1985
To assess Feuerstein's Learning Potential Assessment Device's (LPAD) ability to identify deficient cognitive functions, Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices were administered to 176 elementary/junior high students--25 percent were rescored--and 12 complete LPAD reports from a university educational clinic were reanalyzed. Correlations were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stafford, Jim – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1973
Paper reveals that Canadian children tend to begin their school life at a later age than U.S. or Indian children and that Canadian school participation rates peak a year earlier and thereafter decline more rapidly than U.S. rates. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Dropout Rate, Enrollment Trends
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Lam, Y. L. Jack – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1982
Using Snizek's shorter version of Hall's professionalism scale assessing five attitudinal components, provincial professional profiles have been developed from 1203 Manitoba teachers based on six personal and contextual variables. Results indicated no clear-cut patterns can be established between professionalism and variables selected, with the…
Descriptors: Educational Background, Experience, Foreign Countries, Group Structure