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Buelvas, Danielle – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
At the time of writing, New York City high schools had been working remotely for a year, with educators facing some great challenges. Working remotely marked a significant difference in the way we teach and the way our students learn. Classroom spaces were no longer room numbers on doors; they were virtual meeting room numbers on platforms like…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Distance Education, Language Arts
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Gallagher-Brett, Angela; Lechner, Christine – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This paper reports on the experiences of the authors teaching action research workshops as professional development for language teachers in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It describes work carried out for Action Research Communities for Language Teachers, which is funded under the Training and Consultancies programme of the European Centre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Action Research, Teacher Researchers
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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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Gorecki, Laryssa; Doyle-Jones, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
The value of weaving Indigenous perspectives into the mainstream curricula of Ontario teacher education programs is gaining prominence (Bell & Brant, 2015; Nardozi, Restoule, Broad, Steele, & James, 2014; Tanaka, 2016). Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action (2015), efforts are being made across Ontario…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Maykut, Colleen A.; Lee, Andrew; Argueta, Nelson Garcia; Grant, Sean; Miller, Cole – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
Although women have made significant progress into traditionally male-dominated professions, such as medicine and engineering, the same cannot be said of men in the nursing profession. Utilizing a critical social theory perspective, an action research project was designed to encourage participants, current male nursing students and alumni of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nursing Students, Males, Action Research
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Dunn, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
Many children struggle with writing. Idea generation, planning, organizing ideas, editing, and encoding a final text all have a part in a child's producing a publishable copy. Part of the challenge for these students is how working memory can be overloaded when initially planning and writing at the same time. To address this issue, the author…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Munro, Jill; Abbott, Marilyn; Rossiter, Marian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
We investigated the extent to which a seven-week action research mentoring project would help two junior high school science teachers to feel more confident and successful in their abilities to use accommodation strategies to support the English language learners (ELLs) in their classes, and consequently to increase their ability to assess more…
Descriptors: Success, Mentors, Action Research, Junior High Schools
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Smithson, Marla – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This action research is a quantitative study of personal goal setting and how it affects the academic performance of third grade students on weekly Math, Reading, and Language Arts assessments in a proactive effort to increase individual performance on standardized tests. The students' weekly performance was indicative of their expected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Haselden, Polly G.; Sanders, Marla; Sturkie, Lindsay – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This action research project investigated the effects of self-efficacy training on low achieving high school freshman who were considered to be at risk for academic failure. Six students participated in psycho-educational group counseling sessions for forty-five minutes weekly over the course of a nine-week reporting period. Findings indicated…
Descriptors: Action Research, Self Efficacy, Academic Failure, Group Counseling