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Min, Mina – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Understanding teachers' concerns about integrating new technology to their curricular practices is essential for the improvement of pedagogical practices. Using in-depth interviews, this study aims (1) to explore and describe concerns of teachers who attempted to initiate ebook-integrated curriculum independently in a higher education setting, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Technology Integration, Interviews
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Stelmach, Bonnie; Kovach, Margaret; Steeves, Larry – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
What do teachers do (or not do) that makes you want to go to school? A team of Saskatchewan researchers asked Saskatchewan Aboriginal high school students this question about the aspects of instructional practice that helps and hinders their learning. While responses pointed to several aspects, teacher relational instincts and capacities were the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Indigenous Populations, Student Motivation
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Gardner, Morgan K.; Scarth, Kate – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Youth live storied lives (made up of intersecting stories of school, home, peers, and other aspects of lived experience). Therefore, the ways in which youth construct and tell their high school stories are vital for understanding their experiences as first authors (primary creators, constructors, and tellers of their own stories) and protagonists…
Descriptors: High School Students, Personal Narratives, Social Justice, Youth
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Mulholland, Valerie Lyn; Salm, Twyla – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Teacher education has long been troubled by the problem of reconciling what happens in course work with how that learning is taken up in practicum experiences. Our faculty asks co-operating teachers to account for interns' professional growth by the extent to which the interns meet the requirements of the Internship Placement Profile (IPP). The…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Interns, Professional Development, Social Justice
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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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Chaseling, Marilyn; Boyd, William Edgar; Smith, Robert; Boyd, Wendy; Shipway, Bradley; Foster, Alan; Lembke, Cathy – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This paper reports on a preliminary Australian adoption and adaptation, in the North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, of the Townsend and Adams' model of leadership growth for school improvement in Alberta. The Australian adaptation of this Alberta model has been named the North Coast Initiative for School Improvement (NCISI). The…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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MacMath, Sheryl; Sivia, Awneet; Britton, Vandy – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study examines teacher perceptions of their experiences with Project Based Learning (PBL) at a secondary school in Western Canada. This PBL initiative included English language arts, mathematics, science, and digital literacy courses and all the grade nines at this large secondary school. This article reports on two teacher focus group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Tan, Cheng Yong – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This meta-analysis summarized the relationships between cultural capital and student achievement (155 effect sizes involving 685,393 K-12 students) published in education journals between 1981 and 2015. Results showed a small-to-medium overall mean effect size, and larger individual effect sizes for parental education and parental expectations…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis, Correlation
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Mukorera, Sophia; Nyatanga, Phocenah – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Students' attendance and engagement with teaching and learning practices is perceived as a critical element for academic performance. Even with stipulated attendance policies, students still choose not to engage. The study employed a principal component analysis to analyze first- and second-year students' perceptions of the importance of the 12…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Factor Analysis
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Abbott, Marilyn L.; Lee, Kent; Rossiter, Marian J. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The reading of current research-informed publications is an essential component of teacher professional development that has the potential to lead to or reinforce the implementation of effective instructional practices. To our knowledge, no studies have examined kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) ESL teacher engagement in professional reading related…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kiley, Jill; Robinson, Daniel Bruce – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article presents the results from a qualitative case study that examined the influencers upon a somewhat unique group of female students who opted out of elective physical education (PE). More specifically, this study focused upon female students attending an affluent private school, investigating why--when they transitioned from middle…
Descriptors: Females, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences, Elective Courses
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Moon, Martha; Berger, Paul – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2016
What does Indigenous student success look like in public school boards? Seven urban Indigenous educators' interview responses to this question were interpreted and reported by the lead author, a teacher and researcher of English, Irish, and Scottish heritage--a Settler Canadian. The "Connected Beads Model" is the result of these…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Personnel, Academic Achievement, Public Schools
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Abdullah, Nauman; Akhtar, Mahr Muhammad Saeed – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Teachers' job satisfaction leads to job continuity, which in turn affects teacher performance as well as the effectiveness of their institutions. The purpose of this study was to identify if there was a relationship between the Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) and Job Satisfaction (JS) of teachers since discretionary behaviours have a…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Perlaza, Adriana Morales; Tardif, Maurice – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This text proposes a comparative analysis of the inter-provincial developments of the professionalization of teacher education in Canada, and focuses on two issues: governance of teacher education and the development of new training programs. More specifically, based on a literature review, we analyse how current comparative research brings an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Comparative Analysis
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Gruno, Jennifer; Gibbons, Sandra – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Participation in high school Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall health of adolescents. However, many girls discontinue enrollment in PE as soon as the mandatory credits are met. Tailored PE courses designed to meet the needs and interests of girls may motivate them to continue participating in PE. This case study explored one…
Descriptors: Females, Elective Courses, Physical Education, Safety
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