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Steele, Astrid – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This backward-looking reflection, which stems from experiences of an action research project with teachers, begins with an overview of current perspectives on action research in education settings. Significant details of the project are described to provide context for identification and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses relating to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Collegiality, Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers
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MacDonald, Cathy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a qualitative research methodology option that requires further understanding and consideration. PAR is considered democratic, equitable, liberating, and life-enhancing qualitative inquiry that remains distinct from other qualitative methodologies (Kach & Kralik, 2006). Using PAR, qualitative features of an…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Social Change
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Costello, David – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This article shares the experience of a teacher investigating the tension between a mandated literacy program and his desire to teach in response to his perceptions of students' needs. Qualitative teacher research methodology is used to study the impact of mandated literacy practices on teaching and learning; and to answer the question: how is my…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Attitudes, Literacy
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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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Messerer, Teri – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
Diarios (journals) were implemented in a qualitative study. Students used diarios daily to process, practice, and review what they were learning. I found that using diarios improved communication between my students and me, helped me to better know my students, and pushed me to use good instructional strategies. While this study takes place in a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Spanish, Ability, Student Journals
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Sci, Eve – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
After administering an end of unit assessment written by the school's math program, teachers of three second grade classes in a New York City school noticed a majority of the students had not demonstrated mastery of subtracting two, two-digit numbers. The teachers worked with the school's math coach to implement an instructional unit that required…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Grade 2, Subtraction, Mathematical Logic
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Di Teodoro, Susan; Donders, Sharon; Kemp-Davidson, Joy; Robertson, Peggy; Schuyler, Lori – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This action research report follows the journey of four elementary school teachers as they learn to define and ask "deeper" or meaningful mathematical questions in their teachings. It chronicles the way that teaching through problem solving and developing criteria for questioning increased the percentage of "deeper" questions…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Friedman, Rhonda; Kazerouni, Gety; Lax, Stacey; Weisdorf, Elli – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
The action research team developed a "Personal Math Concept Chart". This chart required students to describe the mathematical concepts that they were studying in the Geometry strand of Mathematics using their own images and words. In this study, students were encouraged to express their own understanding of geometric concepts in order to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Geometric Concepts, Teaching Methods, Geometry
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Inglis, Laura; Miller, Nicole – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
Written collaboratively by two former teaching partners, this paper details the journey taken by a team of teachers from a large southern Ontario school board as they completed an action research project during the 2008-2009 school year, in conjunction with ETFO and their Teachers Learning Together: A Math Journey initiative. This paper will…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving
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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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Bruce, Catherine D.; Jarvis, Daniel H.; Flynn, Tara; Brock, Erin – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
In 2008-09, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) sponsored a professional learning initiative entitled, Teachers Learning Together: The Math Journey. The context for teachers was one of team-based, collaborative action research (CAR) dealing with a mathematics topic of their own choosing. University researcher teams in provincial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers
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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
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