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Hillier, Cathlene – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Parent engagement is often promoted as a remedy for reducing achievement gaps between students from high socio-economic and low socio-economic backgrounds. However, researchers have found mixed results when examining parent engagement and student outcomes. Drawing on a study investigating the effectiveness of summer literacy camps offered by…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Literacy, Summer Programs
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Gilham, Chris; Neville-MacLean, Sherry; Atkinson, Emily – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Mental health literacy (MHL) for pre-service teachers seeks to improve knowledge and help-seeking behaviours and decrease stigma. Increased MHL may also change perceived stress and self-efficacy for inclusive practices. This cohort study evaluates the impact of an online MHL resource for educators, embedded within a mandatory Bachelor of Education…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior, Self Efficacy
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Henderson, Gail E.; Beach, Pamela; Coombs, Andrew – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Politicians are pushing school boards to do more to ensure students leave school with the financial literacy skills they will need to navigate an increasingly complex financial marketplace. Financial literacy education must start early to achieve this goal, yet there has been very little Canadian research on financial literacy education at the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Money Management, Budgeting
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Cranston, Jerome; Labman, Shauna; Crook, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
The involvement of refugee parents in their children's education is crucial for academic success and social integration. However, school personnel often seem to struggle to find approaches that will increase recently arrived refugee parents' involvement with the school. While refugee parents are not a homogenous group, many face uniquely similar…
Descriptors: Refugees, Semitic Languages, Parent Participation, Foreign Countries
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Gibson, Lindsay – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Commemorations are events or actions that honour and memorialize significant events, people, and groups from the past. In recent years there have been numerous contentious debates about commemorations of historical events and people in countries around the world, including Canada. In this article I argue that commemoration controversies should be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Citizenship Education
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Birioukov, Anton – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Despite mandatory school attendance policies, many students in Canada are frequently absent from school. Absenteeism is linked to numerous negative educational outcomes and is a growing educational issue internationally. This has lead universities in many countries to study the factors associated with absenteeism in order to reduce it. However,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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Doria, Nicole; Biderman, Maya; Sinno, Jad; Boudreau, Jordan; Mackley, Michael P.; Bombay, Amy – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Indigenous peoples in Canada continue to face health care inequities despite their increased risk for various negative health outcomes. Evidence suggests that health professions students and faculty do not feel their curriculum adequately prepares learners to address these inequities. The aim of this study was to identify barriers that hinder the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Tessaro, Danielle; Landertinger, Laura; Restoule, Jean-Paul – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
This article seeks to contribute to the knowledge base regarding efforts to increase the supply of employed Indigenous teachers. In addition to supporting the learning and well-being of Indigenous students, increasing Indigenous teachers is critical for remote Indigenous communities with chronically understaffed schools. This study was conducted…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Strategies, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Personnel
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Sallaffie, Moriah; Cherba, Maria; Healey Akearok, Gwen K.; Penney, Jessica – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Little is known about Nunavut students' experiences in high school and post-secondary education, in particular their self-defined determinants of success. This study aimed to understand factors that influence secondary school completion, post-secondary education, and education success for students from Nunavut. An online survey was conducted with…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education
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McLeod, Carolyn; Boyes, Mike – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Educational programs that incorporate social emotional-learning (SEL) strategies, study skills, and mindful breathing using biofeedback can help adolescents decrease worry and social stress, increase test preparedness self-efficacy, and improve academic performance due to lowered levels of test anxiety. The current study examined the efficacy of a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Social Emotional Learning, Metacognition, Relaxation Training
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Burkholder, Casey; Hamill, Kate; Thorpe, Amelia – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Queer, trans, and non-binary youth navigate school spaces punctuated by erasures, silences, and oppression, and resist these experiences through solidarity-building, activism, and art practice. In this article, we seek to centre experiences of school and society as important spheres of inquiry through participatory visual research with queer,…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Publications, Adolescents, Preservice Teachers
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SalingrĂ©, Barbara; MacMath, Sheryl – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
This article reports on the validity of the admi (MMI) method as it was used by a post-degree teacher education program as part of their admissions process to select candidates for entry into the program. The MMI, primarily used for medical school admittance, involves several stations with different interviewers. Comparisons were made between the…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Teacher Education Programs
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Hamilton-Hinch, Barbara-Ann; McIsaac, Jessie-Lee D.; Harkins, Mary-Jane; Jarvis, Sherry; LeBlanc, John C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
The United Nation's International Decade for People of African Descent and Nova Scotia's Ministry of African Nova Scotian Affairs recognize that students of African descent continue to experience inequities. As previous studies indicate, parents of Black learners identified that many educators lack knowledge and experience in understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Equal Education, Public Education
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Truelove, Stephanie; Bruijns, Brianne A.; Johnson, Andrew M.; Burke, Shauna M.; Tucker, Patricia – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Interviews were conducted with 16 elementary school teachers across Canada (eight generalists and eight physical education [PE] specialists) to explore their experiences when instructing PE. Questions were phrased to encourage exploration of the perspectives of generalists and specialists, with a particular focus on teaching philosophy, barriers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, General Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Butler, Alana – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
This article presents the results of a parent engagement project called "Mentoring Circles." The project focused on the needs of low-income Black parents who have children enrolled in the Toronto District School Board. Two focus groups, with seven to eight Black parents in each group, were conducted during the summer of 2018. The study…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Success, Mentors
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