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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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Brydon-Miller, Mary; Hicks-Hawkins, Rebecca; Johnson, Michele; Jones, Victoria M.; Wade, Carrie; Woolridge, EricaR. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
The unique affordances of Action Research, including flexibility, playfulness, accessibility, and a focus on practical problem solving provided crucial strategies for generating knowledge and developing solutions to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move to online research settings, in particular, required action researchers to…
Descriptors: Affordances, Action Research, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Maya Daniel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This article chronicles the experience of an action researcher who was conducting a study in a post-secondary setting when COVID-19 swept across the globe and interrupted the research. The researcher set out to understand the aspects that promote and increase student investment in the classroom, and what she could do to positively impact student…
Descriptors: Researchers, Action Research, Experience, COVID-19
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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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Brown, Chay – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Aboriginal people in Alice Springs mapped the safe places in their Town Camps. This participatory research led to the implementation of safety features. Safety mapping was developed in response to deficit-based research which pathologized Aboriginal people in Alice Springs. Safety mapping was conducted with Aboriginal people in Town Camps to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Action Research, Safety
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Eppley, Amanda; Gamez-Djokic, Blanca; McKoy, Deborah L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This paper examines how community-based civic action research can cultivate civic engagement, civic belonging, and shifts in civic stakeholders' perceptions of racially and economically minoritized youth's civic agency. Specifically, this paper examines the implementation of Youth, Research and Plan (YRP) -- a community-based research methodology…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Action Research, Citizen Participation, Minority Group Students
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Azulai, Anna – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This paper explores the prospects of combining Grounded Theory (GT) and Action Research (AR) methodologies to spark further methodological discussion. GT and AR methodologies are sometimes used together in the same study without a discussion of their methodological compatibility. However, different iterations of GT and various forms of AR may…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Action Research, Comparative Analysis, Research Methodology
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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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Lorenzetti, Liza; Dhungel, Rita – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The deepening neoliberal agenda in our global context shines a light on historical and enduring inequities of colonial and class patriarchy. While praxis is a central feature of PAR, further attention to community-led actions is urgently needed to demonstrate the connection between method, application and social transformation. Focusing on two…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Participatory Research, Praxis, Neoliberalism
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Freeman, John – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The aim of this article is twofold. It describes a long-term relationship with a not-for-profit organisation in the UK, focusing on a particular project that used drama as a tool for building self-confidence and employability. At the same time it reviews autoethnography as a research method, describing its distinctive features and questioning the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonprofit Organizations, Research Methodology, Ethics
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Carreau, Robert; Robinson, Daniel B. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This article recounts a five-year journey connecting Acadian and Mi'kmaw schools in Nova Scotia, Canada. We trace the unfolding of relationships between minority school students and administrators through both natural and semi-structured dialogues. We believe this work contributes to the emerging field of research called for by the Truth and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Hogendoorn, Adrian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
A course wiki is an active environment in which students not only solve problems, but also find their own problems (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Wikis are novel, immersive environments requiring active participation, which enable students to build knowledge within a secure online setting (Hadjerrouit, 2011). This contribution traces a…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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D'addato, Teresa; Miller, Libbi R. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
The objective of this action research project was to better understand the impact of flipped learning on fourth grade math students in a socioeconomically disadvantaged setting. A flipped instructional model was implemented with the group of students enrolled in the researcher's class. Data was collected in the form of classroom observations,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework, Technology Uses in Education
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Darroch, Francine; Giles, Audrey – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
Within Canada, community-based participatory research (CBPR) has become the dominant methodology for scholars who conduct health research with Aboriginal communities. While CBPR has become understood as a methodology that can lead to more equitable relations of power between Aboriginal community members and researchers, it is not a panacea. In…
Descriptors: Feminism, Participatory Research, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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