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Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas; Radford, Linda; Yazdanian, Shenin; Norris, Tracy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Students are bombarded daily with print, visual, and digital media. Whether it is on a billboard, listening to an iPod on the way to school, or text messaging a friend during class, youth culture is hardwired into these multiple forms of communication technologies. Nonetheless, the daily life and respective experiences of students are often still…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Moral Development, Social Justice, Social Action
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Anwaruddin, Sardar M. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Based on the observation that most of my students use computer-based technology (CBT) in their daily activities, I used computer assisted language learning (CALL) as an intervention in this action research study, carried out at a university in Bangladesh. This CALL curriculum was focused on Web 2.0 and its applications for educational purposes.…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Learning Motivation, Action Research, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Beaulieu, Rodney J. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Action research continues to grow as a research tradition, yet misconceptions about what it is and is not remains, even among scholars. For example, some mistakenly believe action research is only about professional development and is not a scholarly research approach. Some assume action research must be accomplished through a collaborative…
Descriptors: Action Research, Evaluation Research, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
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Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This action research report focuses on a new elective course entitled "Indigenizing Education: Education for/about Aboriginal Peoples" that was developed and taught by two teacher educators--one Euro-Canadian and the other Metis. The purpose of the course was to increase understanding of Indigenous peoples and of the impact of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Action Research, Indigenous Populations, American Indians
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Chien, Chiu-Kuei Chang; Yu, Kuo-Jen; Lin, Lung-Chi – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Action research allows teachers to evaluate and gain insight into their own practices in their teaching contexts through reflection, and inquire into ways to improve their practices and student learning outcomes. This study is a reflective self-inquiry in which the research team engages in a deliberate and retrospective analysis of the principal…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Educational Practices, Reflection, Inquiry
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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
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Murray, Meredith; Puchner, Laurel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This article describes a 7th grade Language Arts teacher's investigation into whether she could use her district-prescribed literature selections to effectively increase her students' awareness of sociocultural issues. She used an instructional strategy called Think-Aloud to explicitly discuss social and cultural issues as they related to the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Grade 7, Culturally Relevant Education
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Schaaf, Ryan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) activities were examined in comparison with effective, research-based learning strategies to observe any difference in student engagement and time-on task behavior. Experimental and control groups were randomly selected amongst the intermediate elementary school students ages 8 to 10 years old. Student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies, Control Groups, Elementary School Students
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Bennett, Mark – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Developing critical literacy skills in students from an early age is vital and should be every teacher's goal. When students are taught how to evaluate a text in critical terms, they are empowered to consider and analyze the influences that are shaping their thoughts and ideas. Strong critical thinking skills enable students to question and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Literacy, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking
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Cobb, Cam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
In this paper, the author reflects on a personal experience he had while attempting to establish a Ramadan Music Accommodation to support four Muslim students who hoped to be exempted from their music lessons during the month preceding Eid-al-Fitr. While this paper outlines a context--and degree--of cultural responsiveness, it also details some of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Muslims, Cultural Awareness
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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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Coddens, David O.; Shriner, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This paper presents data collected and analyzed as part of a graduate-level action research project. First, preferred disassociation (gleaned via observational methodology) between Latino and African American racial students within an urban neighbourhood school located within a large Midwestern city in the United States is discussed. Second,…
Descriptors: Safety, Action Research, Research Projects, Local History
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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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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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