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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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Fuchs, Travis T.; Jellema, Elysia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This collaborative action research project documents the exploration and student learning outcomes of COVID-19 socioscientific issue-based lessons. Analysis of student interviews, surveys, and work, combined with classroom observations, revealed that COVID-19 socioscientific issue-based lessons improved students' conceptual understanding of the…
Descriptors: Science and Society, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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O'Neil, Peggy; Kteily-Hawa, Roula; Le Ber, Marlene Janzen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
As scholars work to decolonize educational research, new methodologies are needed. In this paper, we present our conceptual premises for a new paradigm, social portraiture, which combines participatory action research (Freire, 1982) and portraiture (Lawrence-Lightfoot & Hoffmann, 1997), and extends to include archival records and social art.…
Descriptors: Decolonization, Educational Research, Art, Participatory Research
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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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Oh Neill, Sam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In 2003, I began a longitudinal study into the purpose of education. The process of my investigation included getting involved in new innovations as they were introduced to our school board. As I looked deeper into the purpose of schooling I discovered some startling things about how and why systems of education, through the apparatus of…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Change
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Gardner, Morgan; McCann, Ann; Young, Elizabeth; Young, Allie; Brown, Linda; Myles, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper explores how a youth-adult team's partnership shaped their participatory action research (PAR) on youth engagement in educational change. Findings revealed that their experiences of partnership shaped their research by: 1) enhancing their relations with participants; 2) improving their capacity to navigate research complexities; 3)…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teamwork, Action Research, Participatory Research
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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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McNamara, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This article describes the first two years of an ongoing, collaborative action research project focused on the troubled recess environment in 4 elementary schools in southern Ontario. The project involves an iterative, dynamic process of inquiry, planning, action, and reflection among students, teachers, university researchers, university student…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Recess Breaks, Action Research, Elementary School Students
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Robinson, Daniel B. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This article presents an action research project focused on improving physical education (PE) for adolescent female students. One university researcher, three male PE teachers, and 13 of their most disengaged female students participated in the one-year, two-cycle, action research project. The process and results are offered so that future PE…
Descriptors: Action Research, Females, Physical Education, Educational Improvement
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Lyons, Wanda E. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This participatory action research study engaged classroom teachers, special education teachers, teacher assistants, and a principal in examining and resolving role issues within inclusive classrooms. Analysis of data from multiple sources revealed three predominant findings: (a) when teachers were confronted with role problems, they identified an…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Action Research, Participatory Research, Special Education Teachers
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Abbott, Marilyn L.; Dunn, William; Aberdeen, Trudie – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This paper describes a research-based approach to creating a collaborative means for seeking educational change to benefit ESL learners and their teachers. We used a teacher education course as a boundary-spanning space for the sharing of expertise among teacher educators and pre-service and in-service teachers. The initiative involved the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Educational Change
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Wideman, Ron – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This article presents the author's keynote address delivered at the "North Eastern Ontario Education Network 2011 Research Carousel: Evidence in the Classroom--Affecting Student Achievement at the Grassroots Level." In this address, the author first discusses teachers and learning in the literature on adult and professional learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Empowerment