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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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MacQuarrie, Madison; Blinn, Nicole; MacLellan, Samantha; Flynn, Megan; Meisner, Jessie; Owen, Phoebe; Spencer, Becky – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this research was to explore student perceptions of mindfulness meditation (MM) in an introductory health promotion course, and how the use of MM during class might relate to the transitions experienced by students. Qualitative data collection took place through an online survey and in-person interviews. Data were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Introductory Courses, Health Promotion, Student Attitudes
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MacPhee, Mary – Canadian Journal of Education, 2021
Despite 40 years of research indicating that parent involvement is important for student achievement, schools have done little to engage parents across Canada. This study and model recommend strategies to enhance the probability of educational involvement for parents who do not speak the school language. The mixed methods research with surveys (N…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, French, Language Usage
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Falkenberg, Thomas; Krepski, Heather – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
Given the greater attention to student well-being as a concern for school education in Canada and beyond, this article is concerned with the questions of whether, and in what way, the well-being of children should be differently conceptualized than that of adults. This theoretical article responds to these questions and argues that the conceptual…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Adults, Childhood Needs
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Yee, Nikki L.; Butler, Deborah L. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
Colonial contexts continue to shape the experiences of Indigenous students, especially in special education, even as educators work to respond to Indigenous perspectives. In this article we first apply a decolonizing critique to consider how colonialism affects special education programming, then survey Indigenous and decolonizing scholarship to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Indigenous Populations, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Janzen, Melanie; Levine, Kathryn; Sutherland, Dawn – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
The number of children in care in Canada is at epic proportions. Children in care perform at lower rates academically and have far lower graduation rates than children not in care. As children in care enter our schools at increasing rates and experience poor school success, it is of dire importance to understand how to better support these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, At Risk Students, Graduation Rate
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Butler, Jesse K.; Milley, Peter – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
Curriculum policy implementation occurs within a network of state, district, school, and classroom level policies that operate within and around educators' use of formal curriculum policy documents. Starting from this observation, we report a study of teacher candidates' policy framing activities in their use of citizenship education curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Educational Policy, Curriculum Implementation
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Jackson, Dennis L.; McLellan, Chelsea; Frey, Marc P.; Rauti, Carolyn M. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
Academic entitlement (AE), which includes some students' tendencies to express deservingness of academic outcomes, not based on achievement, may have serious implications, such as academic dishonesty and classroom incivility. Some researchers have suggested that there may be different types of students with regard to AE, implying that motives for…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Personality Traits, Classification, Undergraduate Students
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Holm, Jennifer; Kajander, Ann – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
The research reported here is part of a larger study and examines the cases of two individuals who were initially unable to achieve the required 60% passing grade on a Mathematics for Teaching Exam at the end of their first enrolment in an intermediate-level mathematics methods course. The exam is a graduation requirement of the teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, High Stakes Tests, Mathematics Tests, Academic Failure
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Fitzgerald, Saira – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
This study has a dual purpose: (1) to show how computer-assisted discourse analysis of a 1.5-million-word specialized corpus can uncover patterns of language use that provide insights into the beliefs and values of a particular social group, making possible a "new way of looking at old puzzles" (Stubbs, 2010); and (2) to examine how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Discourse Analysis, Language Usage
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Soleas, Eleftherios; Bolden, Ben – Canadian Journal of Education, 2020
Past innovation research has focused on business contexts and prodigy, leaving the insights of today's successful innovators in a range of fields overlooked in their utility to inform the education of our next generation of innovators. This mixed method study combined surveys (n = 500) and interviews (n = 30) of Canadian innovators to identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Capacity Building, Motivation
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