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Clarke, Paul T. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
In most Canadian jurisdictions, high school athletics are still governed by outdated and sexist views about participation. The author argues that the current approach is discriminatory and violates human rights laws. In addition, a careful analysis of the jurisprudence reveals a host of specious arguments that keeps athletically talented female…
Descriptors: High School Students, Gender Discrimination, Athletes, Talent
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Gross, Zehavit – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
The aim of this article is to analyze the findings of a research project on how the Holocaust is taught around the world. The project analyzes central issues and educational events that occur while teaching the Holocaust "behind the classroom door," in public schools in different countries. Researchers from 10 nations participated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Jews, Death
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Joong, Yee Han Peter – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Within the following text, educational reform is examined to reveal how and to what extent Ontario secondary teachers (n = 87) have implemented educational changes that had a direct impact on students (n = 396), themselves, and curriculum. Our mixed methods data, while limited in scope, indicated that secondary school teachers were largely content…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Secondary School Students
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Gallo, Mary – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2011
Leadership succession planning is a means to identify the need for systematic and purposeful change in education. Policy, planning, and research suggest that there is an acute shortage of school leaders globally. By illumination of these facts, we detail and describe what is happening within a Canadian context, and this we argue is similar to what…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership, Principals, Synthesis
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Zoldy, Scott – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2011
Student discipline and the ineffectiveness of out-of-school suspension is examined in light of the Ontario (Canada) legislative reform that supported a greater emphasis on progressive discipline alternatives to out-of-school suspension. Alternative discipline herein is explored via the behavior education plan, the school survival group, and…
Descriptors: Suspension, Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution, Discipline Policy
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Teh, Kim – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2008
Many jurisdictions are showing a trend of school-related negligence cases being taken to court. This article explores the legal principles applied by the courts in England, Australia, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand to ensure the safety of students in schools. As we look at the developments in these countries, we can see student injury…
Descriptors: Negligence, Courts, Injuries, Court Litigation
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Glegg, Alastair – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2002
Article suggests that an analysis of changing enrollment patterns in British Columbia independent schools can help researchers obtain accurate figures on the diversity of students in Canada's public schools. The analysis should also illustrate the growing diversity of the overall population. (Contains data sources, 1 table, and 22 references.)…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends
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Burns, Mildred – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2000
As for every aspect of Canadian life, duality of origins has defined and shaped education. French Catholic religious personnel created an elementary education system for fur traders, farmers, and native peoples; elites had a privately funded system. English Protestants oriented their systems toward extraction industries and trade. (Contains 41…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Catholics, Cultural Differences, Educational History
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Glegg, Alastair R. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1995
During 1989-90, British Columbia implemented a dual-entry kindergarten program based on developmental readiness. The program failed because developmental readiness was difficult to measure, random entries were the rule, and a compromise solution proved unsatisfactory. Acting out of a principled desire to serve children could not squelch rational,…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Educational Innovation, Failure, Foreign Countries
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Glegg, Alastair – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1997
Outlines some methods that financially pressed schools in British Columbia use to raise additional funds, explores ethical controversies surrounding these methods, and examines guidelines established by various stakeholder groups. Connections with business and other institutions should not be viewed as shortcuts to financial salvation or to…
Descriptors: Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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O'Reilly, Robert R. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1999
Alberta's charter-school legislation responds to certain needs of both liberal and republican ideologies. Alberta's experiment indicates that parents are not very dissatisfied with their local schools. Few minority children are attracted, and charter performance has not been stellar. Schools are chosen for their value systems. (Contains 31…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Civil Liberties, Democratic Values, Educational Philosophy
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Cody, Ann – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1996
Uses a case-study approach based on Mazzoni's 1991 "Political Initiation of Policy Innovation" model to examine the politics of Newfoundland's 1990 Royal Commission on Education, as it attempted to reform the province's denominational education system. Mazzoni's linear model was successfully modified to reflect ancillary economic,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Jupe, Stephen; Murphy, Peter James – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1999
Establishes a professional entrepreneurship profile of six Canadian Sylvan Learning Center owners who possess the caring values of educators and the proactive skills of business people. All six possessed a pragmatic vision, empowered their staff, and stressed quality. They advocated customer care, risk taking, fairness, and instructional…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
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McClaren, Peter; Mayo, Peter – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1999
Inspired by Paulo Freire, Professor Peter Mayo subscribes to a value-committed sociology--an inclusive social vision that embraces social relations and human-earth relations. Critical pedagogy figures prominently in the sociology of education group within the University of Alberta's educational foundations curriculum. (Contains 20 notes.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Daniel J.; Ozembloski, Lloyd W. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1996
Presents results of a retrospective investigation into a Vancouver (Canada) school district's adoption of school-based management, using Fullan's triphasic model of change (adoption, implementation, and incorporation) as a framework. During the change process, Fullan's overall factors were apparent, and the environment was unobstructed by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decentralization, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education