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Laidlaw, Jordan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
Using an action research methodology, I conducted a self-study to improve my capacity to implement creative music pedagogies with Grade 4 and 5 students (N = 43) in a school on the Canadian prairies. Data sources included: field notes, student assessments, video recordings, debriefing sessions, small group conversations, and surveys. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Music Education, Creative Teaching
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McGregor, Adam; Decarie, Christina; Whitehead, Wendy; Aylesworth-Spink, Shelley – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
At an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology experiencing a rapid internationalization of its student population, three faculty members in the School of Business embarked on an action research project to learn how to better facilitate the success of international students. The research team examined grades from international and domestic…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
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Burke, Joan; Chaseling, Marilyn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
This paper reports on a four-year study where campus leaders used collaborative inquiry twinned with generative dialogue to facilitate teacher growth in order to improve the teaching and learning of reading in a school where reading results were already strong. The paper contributes to the school improvement literature by capturing the two main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Reading Teachers
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Ho Younghusband, Christine; Koehn, Deborah – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
In 2018 a teacher education program at a small research university implemented three initiatives to improve the practicum experience for teacher candidates. This program evaluation focusses on one of three initiatives, specifically, peer-oriented triads during practicum. The faculty members used the Spiral of Inquiry (Kaser & Halbert, 2017) as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Peer Evaluation, Practicums
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Mosavarzadeh, Marzieh; Mahlouji, Sholeh; Moussavi, Yasaman; Sarreshtehdari, Elmira – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
This paper unfolds the artful and pedagogical potentials of engaging in a simultaneous practice of walking and artmaking in different locations, along bodies of water, and together-apart. Through introducing the term co-living inquiry as a thread between action research and a/r/tography, we suggest how the notion of walking with as both action and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Natural Resources, Water, Art Education
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Eppley, Amanda; Gamez-Djokic, Blanca; McKoy, Deborah L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This paper examines how community-based civic action research can cultivate civic engagement, civic belonging, and shifts in civic stakeholders' perceptions of racially and economically minoritized youth's civic agency. Specifically, this paper examines the implementation of Youth, Research and Plan (YRP) -- a community-based research methodology…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Action Research, Citizen Participation, Minority Group Students
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Azulai, Anna – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This paper explores the prospects of combining Grounded Theory (GT) and Action Research (AR) methodologies to spark further methodological discussion. GT and AR methodologies are sometimes used together in the same study without a discussion of their methodological compatibility. However, different iterations of GT and various forms of AR may…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Action Research, Comparative Analysis, Research Methodology
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Black, Glenda L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Action research has the potential to reconstruct schools into professional learning communities that are able to identify educational issues and develop appropriate solutions for 21st century learning. Increasingly, teacher education programs are providing action research experiences to encourage analytical thinking and problem-solving skills…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education Programs, Program Implementation, Preservice Teachers
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Moosa-Mitha, Mehmoona; Wallace, Bruce – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Few studies engage refugee newcomers in the design phase of a research project even when studying issues that are of significance to them. This preliminary study aimed to engage Arabic speaking refugee newcomers living with trauma and their service providers in designing a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to the study of…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Action Research, Participatory Research, Research Design
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Dunn, Michael William; Pogrund, Rona – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Writing can be a challenging task for many students. This study offered 10 ninth-grade students (8 females, 2 males) with visual impairments located in the Western United States the opportunity to learn a mnemonic strategy for argumentative-essay writing called ARGUE: Analyze data; Review keywords and create sentences; Generate a plan; Use your…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Students with Disabilities
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Gorecki, Laryssa; Doyle-Jones, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
The value of weaving Indigenous perspectives into the mainstream curricula of Ontario teacher education programs is gaining prominence (Bell & Brant, 2015; Nardozi, Restoule, Broad, Steele, & James, 2014; Tanaka, 2016). Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action (2015), efforts are being made across Ontario…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ray, Lana – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Action Research (AR) has been widely utilized in Indigenous contexts because of its emphasis on social transformation and synergies with Indigenous research approaches. Yet, while AR is seen as an attractive option for working in Indigenous research contexts, additional efforts are needed to ensure that AR adequately interrogates collaborations…
Descriptors: Action Research, Quality Assurance, Indigenous Knowledge, Participatory Research
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Benson, Tracey M. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
As an artist and writer who often works across disciplines and cultures, my education into effective and respectful engagement has been built on my experience working with First Nations friends, collaborators, and Elders. The aim of this paper is to explore teachings from a number of these leading thinkers, writers, and Elders on the topic of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cooperation, Intercultural Communication
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Ramos, Ana Margarita; Briones, Claudia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Based on our present working-experience with a Mapuche kimche (sage) and a logko (spiritual and political leader), we aim at intervening in broader debates on the intersubjective and intercultural production of knowledge. To do so, we pay special attention to contemporary mandates and pervasive conceptions about forms of practicing a better, more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Anthropology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Brown, Chay – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Aboriginal people in Alice Springs mapped the safe places in their Town Camps. This participatory research led to the implementation of safety features. Safety mapping was developed in response to deficit-based research which pathologized Aboriginal people in Alice Springs. Safety mapping was conducted with Aboriginal people in Town Camps to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Action Research, Safety
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