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Bialystok, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
This article reports the findings of a web-based survey of Ontario health and physical education teachers conducted in 2017. The purpose of the study was to understand teachers' views of the aims of the 2015 revised "sex ed" curriculum and the public debate that surrounded it, as well as to explore their own values around the teaching of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mayor, Christine; Suarez, Eliana B. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Despite widespread discussion in the United States, up until now there has not been a review of the demographic and contextual factors associated with Canadian academic achievement. Using Arksey and O'Malley's (2005) framework, a scoping review was conducted to answer two questions: What demographic and contextual factors are most commonly used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Ahn, Claire; Leggo, Carl – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Teachers are often portrayed in Hollywood films as superhuman. While these types of films may perpetuate certain stereotypes of teachers, they can also have a great influence. Based on their own teaching experiences, and having viewed and re-viewed the films "Dangerous Minds" (Bruckheimer, Simpson, & Smith, 1995) and "The…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Films, Film Study, Stereotypes
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Gibson, Lindsay; Case, Roland – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Scholars disagree about the implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action for history educators and curriculum developers. Some scholars contend that responding to these Calls to Action requires rejecting the discipline of history and historical thinking approaches currently being implemented in history and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, North Americans, Social Studies
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McLean, Scott; Dixit, Jaya – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
The concept of identity has become prominent in the study of Canadian education. We further the understanding of identity by examining the ways through which adults present themselves as subjects in learning processes. We recruited 134 adults who had recently read self-help books pertaining to health, careers, or relationships, and conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Adults, Adult Learning
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Shewchuk, Samantha Jo; Cooper, Amanda – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Canada--and Ontario, in particular--is proud to be characterized as one of the most equitable education systems in the world. However, diversity poses unique challenges for Canadian education systems. This study presents findings from an environmental scan of equity policies across the 72 school boards in Ontario, which yielded 785 equity policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Boards of Education
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Youmans, Alexandra; Coombs, Andrew; Colgan, Lynda – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
In the spring of 2017, an educational needs assessment of early mathematics education in Ontario was conducted using an online survey for early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers, and Grade 1 teachers. The purpose of the needs assessment was to acquire a brief account of the state of early mathematics education in the province and to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Kelly, Darron; Hancock, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Creating a professional portfolio is a requirement for most pre-service teachers in Alberta. Little is known, however, about principals' use of applicant portfolios in hiring. In response, researchers conducted an online survey of principals throughout the province. Findings indicate a preference for traditional job application items (e.g., a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Portfolios (Background Materials), Personnel Selection
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Leggo, Carl – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
As a poet, researcher, and teacher in the academy, I have pursued my vocation with an abiding commitment to both creative and critical discourse. I inquire into my autobiographical experiences as a poet, researcher, and teacher in the institutional contexts of a Faculty of Education by creating a performance of poetry that seeks to honour…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Experience, Autobiographies, Creativity
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Hatt, Blaine E. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
The article examines the importance of imagination in adult-child relationships in 21st-century experiential learning, where ICE is an acronym for Imagination Creativity Education. It explores, through hermeneutic phenomenology, the impact of imagination in the life-experiences of three school-aged children through the wonder of toying, through…
Descriptors: Imagination, Experiential Learning, Creativity, Hermeneutics
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Fischer, Brett; Golden, Julia – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Scholarly literature is replete with suggestions for fostering creativity in both teachers and students; however, few articles exist where practitioners appraise these methods and generate theories of their own. After a semester of team teaching using a creative project-based learning (PBL) approach, we reviewed, through a mutual interview…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Development, Team Teaching, Active Learning
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Gallagher, Kathleen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Drawing from a multi-sited, global ethnography on youth civic engagement and artistic practices, the author uses students' perceptions from one Canadian high school, as they reflect on their experiences in a drama classroom, to ask what we might learn about the macro discourses and processes of social innovation from the local, artistic, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Social Change
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Brijmohan, Amanda; Khan, Gulam A.; Orpwood, Graham; Brown, Emily Sandford; Childs, Ruth A. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Developing a new assessment requires the expertise of both content experts and assessment specialists. Using the example of an assessment developed for Ontario's Colleges Mathematics Assessment Program (CMAP), this article (1) describes the decisions that must be made in developing a new assessment, (2) explores the complementary contributions of…
Descriptors: Expertise, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, College Students
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Louie, Dustin William – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
Indigenous girls in Western Canada comprise over half of the victims of sexual exploitation, but the gravity of this phenomenon is overlooked in education and academia. Five Indigenous sexual exploitation survivors and 19 service providers in a western Canadian city were interviewed to critically examine the life experiences that establish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Sexual Abuse
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Grace, André P. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
This article makes a case for mandating comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) for all students in Canadian schooling, with a focus on Grades 7 to 12. Using Alberta as an example, it examines the degree to which legislation and educational policy enable CSHE, with particular attention to sexual and gender minority (SGM) students. The article…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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