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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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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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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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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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Graham, Robert D. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This exploratory action research investigation provided the opportunity for a collaborative examination of the pedagogy underlying the use of wireless clicker technology within an elementary school environment. It investigated the uncomfortable truths of their use and revealed some unanticipated benefits. Using a triangulated qualitative data…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Audience Response Systems
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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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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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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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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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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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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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