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Buelvas, Danielle – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
At the time of writing, New York City high schools had been working remotely for a year, with educators facing some great challenges. Working remotely marked a significant difference in the way we teach and the way our students learn. Classroom spaces were no longer room numbers on doors; they were virtual meeting room numbers on platforms like…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Distance Education, Language Arts
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Beyak, Timothy Shawn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
This paper explores an arts-based practitioner action research study that explores the artworks made by students from a Grade 11 History of Canada course in response to teaching and learning about the First World War. The practitioner considers the art-things (Bennett, 2015) of his students and the associated thing-power (Bennett, 2004)…
Descriptors: Action Research, Art, Art Products, High School Students
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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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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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Kajander, Ann; Valley, Matt; Sedor, Kelly; Murie, Taylor – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This study describes the work of one high school team in designing, developing, supporting, and field-testing a new course to support numeracy and general learning skills for a particularly diverse population of students. The rationale, curriculum design, and pilot implementation of the course are situated in existing curriculum structures and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Buckley-Marudas, Mary Frances; Dutton, John; Ellenbogen, Charles; Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Schwab, Sarah – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This article shares insights from the experiences of three high school practitioners and two university faculty who participated in a school-university-based action research program as a voluntary part of the teachers' professional development. The three high school practitioners conducted action research projects around questions that stemmed…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Action Research, Partnerships in Education
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Bonnycastle, Anne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This paper describes an action research project that investigated female high school orchestral students' reflections after they had spent a term playing an all-female composed repertoire set. Analysis of conversational interviews showed that participants commonly held two misconceptions: that few women composed music in the past and that there is…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Music
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Mogadime, Dolana; O'Sullivan, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Forty percent of Portuguese and Spanish speaking students in Toronto do not complete high school (Brown, 2006). This daunting statistic motivated Pueblito Canada, a Toronto-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to Latino-Hispanic children, to initiate collaboration with the local Hispanic Development Council, a community activist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Spanish
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Dunn, Michael; Barrio, Brenda; Hsiao, Yun-Ju – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
Students with developmental disabilities often struggle with life-readiness skills (e.g., literacy skills such as reading and writing, task completion, and communication), which also help prepare students for the workplace. Assistive technology tools offer these students a means to do better in these areas. In this action-research study, we…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Assistive Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Daily Living Skills
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Robinson, Daniel; Foran, Andrew; Robinson, Ingrid – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This paper reports on the results of the first cycle of an action research project. The objective of this action research was to examine the implementation of a school-based active transportation education program (Making Tracks). A two-cycle action research design was employed in which elementary school students' (ages 7-9), middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Air Transportation, Physical Activities
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Roush, Cora; Song, Liyan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to report a study that examined the impact of using Clickers technology on classroom instruction from both the students' and the teachers' perspectives. The students in this study came from six high school Spanish classes, and the teachers were from six different subject areas in the high school and two…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas; Radford, Linda; Yazdanian, Shenin; Norris, Tracy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Students are bombarded daily with print, visual, and digital media. Whether it is on a billboard, listening to an iPod on the way to school, or text messaging a friend during class, youth culture is hardwired into these multiple forms of communication technologies. Nonetheless, the daily life and respective experiences of students are often still…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Moral Development, Social Justice, Social Action
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Haselden, Polly G.; Sanders, Marla; Sturkie, Lindsay – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This action research project investigated the effects of self-efficacy training on low achieving high school freshman who were considered to be at risk for academic failure. Six students participated in psycho-educational group counseling sessions for forty-five minutes weekly over the course of a nine-week reporting period. Findings indicated…
Descriptors: Action Research, Self Efficacy, Academic Failure, Group Counseling
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Steele, Astrid – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This backward-looking reflection, which stems from experiences of an action research project with teachers, begins with an overview of current perspectives on action research in education settings. Significant details of the project are described to provide context for identification and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses relating to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Collegiality, Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers
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Messerer, Teri – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
Diarios (journals) were implemented in a qualitative study. Students used diarios daily to process, practice, and review what they were learning. I found that using diarios improved communication between my students and me, helped me to better know my students, and pushed me to use good instructional strategies. While this study takes place in a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Spanish, Ability, Student Journals