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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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Will Edwards; Amir Kalan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
Building on critical sociological models and action research traditions, our work theorizes a structurated model of action research to address the subjugation of knowledge within educational settings. We focus on the interplay between structure and agency and how these dimensions can co-evolve in teacher research. In this article, we examine how…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Researchers, Inquiry
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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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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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Whitehead, Jack – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This paper follows the organisation of the successful proposal: 1) The research and action aims; 2) methodology, theoretical tools and methods; 3) results, outputs, program changes and events. The research aims are focused on the communication of meanings of relationally dynamic values in educational conversations in the generation of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Activism, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement
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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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Jacobs, Steven Darryl – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
Action research is a type of research which is conducted with research participants rather than on participants. This premise democratizes research, resulting in transformative potential, while addressing issues such as power and hierarchy which are present in traditional positivist research approaches, allowing those affected by the research to…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Social Science Research, Educational Research
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Beaulieu, Rodney – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Action research is a growing tradition for improving teachers' practice and students' learning outcomes, and it draws from a variety of methods for collecting and analysing data. In this article, phenomenography is proposed as an innovative approach for enhancing action research. With an emphasis on mapping variations on students' experience,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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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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Peterson, Shelly Stagg; Horton, Laura; Restoule, Jean Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
In this paper we propose that collaborative action research values, goals and practices have much in common with guiding principles for conducting research with educators and community members in First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities, as outlined in the Task Force on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures'…
Descriptors: Action Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Research
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Hamel, Sonia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
On 6 February 2008, a deliberative theatre experiment was held at the National Archives of Quebec. Inspired by the democratic virtues of public deliberation but preoccupied with its blind spots, Forum Theatre was used to initiate discussion about the social tensions between the homeless and other dwellers of public space in downtown Montreal.…
Descriptors: Translation, Educational Research, Communities of Practice, Theater Arts
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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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Allison, John; MacLeod, Katarin – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This article is written by two new professors teaching at a faculty of education and follows on the completion of their first two years of teaching. They taught both core and elective courses offered in their faculty of education pre-service program. This article is a critical review of action research and teacher preparation literatures. It will…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teaching Experience
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Windle, Sheila; Sefton, Terry – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This paper and its appended multi-media production describe the rationale and process of creating and presenting a "digitally saturated" (Lankshear & Knobel, 2003), multi-layered, synchronous "montage" (Denzin & Lincoln, 2003) of educational Action Research findings. The authors contend that this type of presentation, arising from the fusion of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Teacher Collaboration, Art
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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