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Zhang, Liman; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Adler, Douglas James – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
We examined the possibilities of employing collaborative action research (CAR) to promote Mainland Chinese secondary school teachers' engagement with the recent curriculum reform. A brief background of the history of the examination culture and the curriculum reform is provided. We analysed key challenges leading to teachers' resistance to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Action Research, Secondary School Teachers
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Smith, Cathryn A.; Moura, Gustavo – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
In September of 2020, seven school divisions in Western Manitoba developed a remote learning program to support medically fragile families whose children could not return to classrooms. The coalition of these school divisions, known as the Westman Consortia Partnership (WCP), needed to investigate what beliefs, practices, and strategies were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Home Instruction, Rural Areas
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Hanna Akalu – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This article explores the ethical and practical complexities of conducting participatory action research (PAR) as a doctoral student and shares findings from a doctoral study co-developed with Muslim women living in Britain to promote social change. Through the development of a visual methods (Photovoice) project, 16 Muslim women collaborated to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Action Research, Doctoral Students
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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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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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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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Call-Cummings, Meagan; Hauber-Ozer, Melissa; Rowell, Lonnie; Ross, Karen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, we explore the perceived roles of action research networks during times of crisis and then consider our own experiences grappling with our responsibilities as members of the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) in highlighting and building solidarity through its Knowledge Democracy…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ross, E. Wayne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
What we understand about the world is determined by what the world is, who we are, and how we conduct our inquiries. Action research privileges the question "why are things as they are?" This article explores how neoliberalism, with its key principle that competition is the defining characteristic of human relations, reshapes our work as…
Descriptors: Action Research, Neoliberalism, Competition, Education Work Relationship
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Kapoor, Dip – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
British colonization initiated colonial capitalist dispossession of Adivasi-Dalit-Nontribal Forest Dwellers (ADNTFD) in India. Post-independence development continued this trend, accentuated by the neoliberal turn in the early 1990s orchestrated by the then Congress government and intensified by saffron (Hindu nationalist) authoritarian…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Foreign Policy, Forestry, Authoritarianism
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Freeman, John – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The aim of this article is twofold. It describes a long-term relationship with a not-for-profit organisation in the UK, focusing on a particular project that used drama as a tool for building self-confidence and employability. At the same time it reviews autoethnography as a research method, describing its distinctive features and questioning the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonprofit Organizations, Research Methodology, Ethics
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Maxwell, Bruce R. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
Canadian University Institutional Review Boards (IRB) assess action research proposals based on the ethical protection of participants, the methodology, and any potential implications for human participants involved in the qualitative study. There are more disadvantages than advantages through this ethical review process.This positional paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluators, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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DiPasquale, Joshua – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper is a reflection of my own individualistic participation in the EDUC 5001G: Principles of Learning (PoL) class wiki assignment. Specifically, I investigate the need for increased scaffolding strategies to facilitate direct collaboration among its participants. In order to do this, I first conducted a preliminary examination of the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Jones, Terri-lyn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Focusing on an education graduate student's investigation into their participation in a class wiki, the paper documents the ways student perceptions of a wiki can change their contributions, the wiki itself, and the community that surrounds it. Specifically, wikis and the ways they function as social constructivist and communal constructivist…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate Students, Student Participation, Student Attitudes
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Lorenzetti, Liza; Walsh, Christine Ann – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is increasingly recognized within academic research and pedagogy. What are the benefits of including feminism within participatory action research and teaching? In responding to this question, we discuss the similarities and salient differences between PAR and feminist informed PAR (FPAR). There are eight themes…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Feminism, Theories
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Beaulieu, Rodney J. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Action research continues to grow as a research tradition, yet misconceptions about what it is and is not remains, even among scholars. For example, some mistakenly believe action research is only about professional development and is not a scholarly research approach. Some assume action research must be accomplished through a collaborative…
Descriptors: Action Research, Evaluation Research, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
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