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Wilson, Vernon – Education Canada, 2013
A conversation with a John Howard Society volunteer prompts the author to reflect on how to improve educational opportunities for his incarcerated Aboriginal peers. He relates his personal experience of completing an undergraduate degree while in prison, highlighting the ways in which the prison environment has shaped his learning process. After…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Ikonnikova, Maryna – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2016
The article deals with studying organizational and content peculiarities of English teachers' professional training in Canada. It has been found out that professional training of English teachers, in particular, is provided in many Canadian higher education institutions, namely, universities, university colleges, community colleges and CEGEP…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty
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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Dahya, Negin; Jenson, Jennifer; Fong, Katrina – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
Few studies compare educational programming designed on principles of inclusive pedagogy and feminist practice for both girls and boys. Broadly defined, inclusive pedagogy refers to theory and practice in education that is adaptable and responsive to the intersections of difference (class, race, culture, gender, sexuality, ability) and aims to…
Descriptors: Video Games, Gender Differences, Feminism, Teaching Methods
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Rosenblum, Yonatan; Larochette, Anne-Claire; Harrison, Allyson G.; Armstrong, Irene – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
Learning Disabilities (LDs) affect a significant number of students in elementary and secondary school. In order for these students, along with parents and teachers, to understand the nature of their specific difficulties, and have equal opportunity in academic settings, a comprehensive psychological report containing properly informed…
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Learning Disabilities, Test Interpretation, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Ghosh, Ratna – Comparative Education Review, 2012
In her teaching, research, and community activities in Canada, the author has repeatedly confronted questions regarding equality, diversity, and power. In this article, the author discusses diversity and equal opportunity to achieve excellence in education. Reflecting on these issues should help everyone to understand the complexities involved in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Diversity, Excellence in Education, Equal Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
In many school districts, rural life in British Columbia continues to be a geographic and economic fact. Delivering equal school services and ensuring equal educational opportunities to areas with thinly scattered populations continues to be a challenge for the provincial government and school districts. Rural schools offer many positive benefits…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Small Schools
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Erten, Ozlem – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2011
This qualitative study examines the perspectives of students with disabilities studying at a postsecondary institution in Canada. Seven female students, five of them with learning disabilities, participated in focus group meetings and shared their experiences of studying at a university. Both individual characteristics, such as disability-specific…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Irvine, Angela; Lupart, Judy; Loreman, Tim; McGhie-Richmond, Donna – Exceptionality Education International, 2010
Inclusive education--based on the premise of social justice--advocates equal access to educational opportunities for all students. This research provides insight into the inclusive experiences of school principals in a Canadian rural school district through quantitative and qualitative inquiries. A survey was administered to 16 school…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, Data Analysis, Educational Opportunities
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Li, Xiaobin – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2008
Policy makers in Ontario and Alberta provide financial assistance to disadvantaged students. Three special allocations in 2006-2007 school year for disadvantaged students in grades one to eight in the two provinces are compared to answer the question: Who makes stronger vertical equity efforts? The three compared allocations are: the allocation…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Opportunities
Schutz, Gabriela; West, Martin R.; Wobmann, Ludger – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
School systems aspire to provide equal opportunity for all, irrespective of socio-economic status (SES). Much of the criticism of recent school reforms that introduce accountability, autonomy, and choice emphasizes their potentially negative consequences for equity. This report provides new evidence on how national features of accountability,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Rizzo, Kelly; Bajovic, Mira – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this paper, we explored how well prepared pre-service teacher candidates are to develop moral literacy. With the mandate in Ontario schools to deliver character education, we were intrigued by the question: How well prepared are teacher candidates to deliver on this requirement based on preservice preparation and the realities of classroom…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Preservice Teachers, Values Education, Foreign Countries
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2009
A fundamental goal of teachers in public schools in British Columbia (BC) is to ensure all students of every age, through the principle of continuous learning, have an equal opportunity to develop their full capacity for artistic, cultural, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. BC public school teachers believe that the primary purpose of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Student Evaluation, Educational Opportunities
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Ruitenberg, Claudia W. – Democracy & Education, 2015
This essay proposes a conception of citizenship that highlights its political aspects. Based on the work of Balibar, Rancière, and Biesta, it is argued that democratic citizenship education must include the education of equality. This means that students must have the opportunity to experience not only the membership aspect of citizenship that…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Social Justice, Social Theories
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