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Lauren Hill – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This research reflects on my collaboration with an Indigenous hoop dancer to respond to the Calls to Action from the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The research engages the Anishinaabeg seven sacred teachings and critical decolonizing pedagogy as theoretical frameworks and qualitative inquiry as methodology.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Cooperation
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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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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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Armos, Nicole; Chasse, Callista; Fels, Lynn; Grindlay, Marlies – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
Our research project explores mentorship in four studies located in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and online. We questioned how and if performing mentorship in communal spaces created online could nurture and facilitate the levels of trust, vulnerability, security, and support we had experienced through in-person mentorship. We share the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Trust (Psychology)
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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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Adams, Pamela; Braunberger, Dana; Hamilton, Sarah; Caldwell, Bonnie – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Using collaborative inquiry as a methodology for investigation, this study examined the implementation of a model of generative leadership (Adams et al., 2019) to explore the question: In what ways can implementation of a generative leadership model of professional learning for school leaders influence their sense of efficacy? An adapted model of…
Descriptors: Leaders, Cooperation, Inquiry, Self Efficacy
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Santarossa, Sara; Woodruff, Sarah J. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
A paucity of research exists on using action research with parents, particularly within the framework of parent education. The current study explores the development phase of a community-academic partnership (CAP) that designed a workshop and interactive toolkit to educate mothers on how to navigate social networking sites. The CAP (N = 10) was…
Descriptors: Action Research, Workshops, Parent Education, Mothers
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McNamara, Lauren; Walker, Meaghan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This qualitative report is part of a larger action research study on a topic that is often overlooked in school improvement efforts: Recess and its influence on children's social interactions and developmental trajectories. We introduced The Recess Project into seven lower-socioeconomic elementary schools in southern Ontario. Our intention for…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness
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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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Adams, Pamela – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
This paper describes a two-year action research study of 20 pre-service teachers (referred to in the context of this study as intern teachers) in their final 15-week practicum, during which they engaged in a type of action research known as collaborative inquiry. Over the course of their practicum, these intern teachers were interviewed monthly to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Cooperation, Inquiry
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Gardner, Morgan; Brown, Linda; Young, Elizabeth; Young, Allie; McCann, Ann; Myles, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
Participatory action research (PAR) lacks concerted attention to what makes youth-adult teams feel like genuine partners. This paper explores our youth-adult PAR team's experience of what made us feel like partners during our five-year study of youth voice in educational change. Our findings reveal that we felt like research partners when our…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Educational Change, Social Change
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Doqaruni, Vahid Rahmani – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This study reports on an action research on increasing the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' confidence in speaking. Participants involved in this study were 16 male university students who had an upper-intermediate level of English. Extra speaking activities were incorporated into the classroom for 8 successive weeks. Insights into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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A'Bear, David – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This qualitative study explores the challenges that chronically ill students face in their learning as a result of prolonged and intermittent absences from school. It shows how the use of iPod technology as a communicative link minimized the impact of absences and allowed the student to experience true inclusion in their classroom, enabling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Attendance Patterns, Inclusion
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Bergman, Lotta – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This article deals with an action research project in which a group of academics from different disciplines reflect on and gradually extend their knowledge on how to support students' academic literacy development. The aim of this research is to understand how the collaborative work becomes a resource in challenging participants' initial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Literacy, College Students
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Heskial, Joyce; Wamba, Nathalis G. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
The advent of Common Core Standards in New York State has forced a revisitation of past practices. With a goal of ensuring that all students are college and career-ready by the end of high school these standards call for increased rigor and higher expectations at all grade levels. The purpose of this study was to analyze through collaborative…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Kindergarten, Young Children
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