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McIver, Karen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The range of social and ecological justice issues our world is currently experiencing is vast. Youth are speaking out and are identifying as activists. Education, and more specifically environmental education, has a role to play in developing justice-oriented citizens committed to taking action on issues. The present study used action research…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Ecology, Radio
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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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McCall, Jane; Mollison, Ashley; Browne, Annette; Parker, Joanne; Pauly, Bernie – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
The study explored cultural safety as a strategy to address the stigma of substance use in acute care settings. Two research team members took on the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in order to liaise between the research team and two distinct research advisory groups: one with people who use drugs and the other nurses. The KBs were instrumental…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Cultural Awareness, Safety, Drug Use
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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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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 B.; Walters, William – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
This article summarizes an action research project undertaken at a teacher education institution in Canada. The action research was implemented in an effort to respond to initial observations related to some practicum limitations. In an effort to seek a "solution" to these limitations, a modified practicum model was piloted with a small…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Mentors
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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The paper reports on an action research (AR) project with six public high school leaders (reviewers) who volunteered to engage in an 18 month project to overcome their own defensiveness in addressing concerns with teachers (reviewees) whose performance they were evaluating. In the paper I outline how I acted as a coach in a long-term development…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Action Research, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Ryan, Susan M.; Yuan, Susan J.; Karambelas, Alex M.; Lampugnale, Luke E.; Parrott, Bernard J.; Sagar, Cora E.; Terry, Taylor V. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This article describes an undergraduate Participatory Action Research (PAR) course in which students with and without intellectual disabilities collaborated as co-researchers in order to explore various aspects of the university experience. The article describes the university course as well as presents results of the students' PAR projects. The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Undergraduate Students, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Fuqua, Jason – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The number of native Arabic-speaking students coming to America to study English in university programs has grown over the past few years, and continues to be substantial. It has also been noticed by the English Language Institute (ELI) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) that these students often struggle more with reading activities in class,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Semitic Languages, Arabs
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Otienoh, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This paper is a narrative of my personal experiences of conducting action research in Kenyan primary schools. It highlights the opportunities, successes, challenges and dilemmas I encountered during the process: from the school hunting period, to the carrying out of the actual research in two schools, with four teachers. This study reveals that…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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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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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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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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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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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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