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Hamel, Sonia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
On 6 February 2008, a deliberative theatre experiment was held at the National Archives of Quebec. Inspired by the democratic virtues of public deliberation but preoccupied with its blind spots, Forum Theatre was used to initiate discussion about the social tensions between the homeless and other dwellers of public space in downtown Montreal.…
Descriptors: Translation, Educational Research, Communities of Practice, Theater Arts
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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The paper reports on an action research (AR) project with six public high school leaders (reviewers) who volunteered to engage in an 18 month project to overcome their own defensiveness in addressing concerns with teachers (reviewees) whose performance they were evaluating. In the paper I outline how I acted as a coach in a long-term development…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Action Research, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Doqaruni, Vahid Rahmani – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This study reports on an action research on increasing the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' confidence in speaking. Participants involved in this study were 16 male university students who had an upper-intermediate level of English. Extra speaking activities were incorporated into the classroom for 8 successive weeks. Insights into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Brown, Barb; Dressler, Roswita; Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Jacobsen, Michele – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
In this article, action research is explored as a process for instructor reflection, professional learning and collaboration. The context for the professional learning was the teaching of graduate level education courses in which action research, in conjunction with a cohort-based, collaboratory approach to learning, was used to facilitate…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Graduate Students
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Milner-Bolotin, Marina – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
Increasing student engagement through Electronic Response Systems (clickers) has been widely researched. Its success largely depends on the quality of multiple-choice questions used by instructors. This paper describes a pilot project that focused on the implementation of online collaborative multiple-choice question repository, PeerWise, in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Audience Response Systems
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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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Arthur, Anne; Hannah, Erin – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This qualitative combined methodology study was undertaken to identify key factors in re-engagement by students aged 18-21 years returning to Secondary School. It was conducted in classrooms providing educational programming for students in treatment, care, custody or correctional facilities. An interview approach was adopted since continuous…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Late Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ryan, Susan M.; Yuan, Susan J.; Karambelas, Alex M.; Lampugnale, Luke E.; Parrott, Bernard J.; Sagar, Cora E.; Terry, Taylor V. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This article describes an undergraduate Participatory Action Research (PAR) course in which students with and without intellectual disabilities collaborated as co-researchers in order to explore various aspects of the university experience. The article describes the university course as well as presents results of the students' PAR projects. The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Undergraduate Students, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Ping, Wang – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
A common problem for Chinese teacher trainers is coping with a passive class with silent trainee learners, when trainees tend to be unresponsive and avoid interactions with the trainer. This is especially true when a trainer seeks interactions in the process of training, such as asking questions to the class as a whole or expecting at least one…
Descriptors: Action Research, Trainees, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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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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Wickremesooriya, Shalini Felicity – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The study reported in this article is based on the premise that listening to the voices of students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and reflecting and acting on student views is essential within inclusive education. Six primary grade students and six teachers participated in this action research project. Data was gathered…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Participation, Student Rights, Speech Impairments
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Otienoh, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This paper is a narrative of my personal experiences of conducting action research in Kenyan primary schools. It highlights the opportunities, successes, challenges and dilemmas I encountered during the process: from the school hunting period, to the carrying out of the actual research in two schools, with four teachers. This study reveals that…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Wong, Arch Chee Keen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This article gives an account of an action research project that I used to examine and improve my own teaching practices. In this project, I used insights from critical pedagogy to inform my transition from a transmission to a social reform teaching perspective. When I used the critical pedagogical concept of constructed consciousness and the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory
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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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Oh Neill, Sam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
I have worked with students at-risk for the greater majority of my career. The term has a number of meanings. Officially, it means they are at-risk of failing, but often the risks are much greater. At one extreme they are at-risk of losing their lives to substance abuse or suicide. Less drastically they are at-risk of making their way through the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence, Student Needs, Student Development
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