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Heydon, Rachel M.; Wang, Ping – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
Through a case study of a key Canadian early childhood education program, The Kindergarten Program (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1998a), we explore the relationship between curricular paradigms and early childhood education (ECE) models, and the opportunities that each creates for enacting ethical teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Young Children
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Kutcy, Corinne E. Barrett; Schulz, Renate – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In this article, we report some of the findings of a study of the perceptions of secondary teachers about their experiences as full-time second-year teachers in urban public schools. The frustrations felt by this groups of teachers emerged as a strong theme; it is the nature of these frustrations that we explore in this article.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
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Usman, Lantana – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In recent years, educational policies for boys have not been given as much attention as those for girls in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural Nigerian nomadic boys are especially disadvantaged, considering their livelihood is based on a pastoral economy that demands constant migration to interior grasslands in search of pasture. For a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Learning Theories
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Boone, Michelle; Chan, Elaine – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
We examined the complexities of developing and implementing school curricula that reflect the goals for equality for students outlined in the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. Stories of teaching and learning experiences were presented to teacher-researchers as a means of generating discussion about differences in perspective pertaining to the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Curriculum Development
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Kirman, Joseph M. – McGill Journal of Education, 1992
The concentration of power and the potential for abuse inherent in modern technology mandates the development of a personal and socially responsible ethic. The development and examination of this ethic should be reflected and integrated throughout social studies instruction. Historical examples of traditional virtues (sobriety, thrift, industry)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Campbell, Mark Robin; Burdell, Patricia A. – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Compares and contrasts two vastly different approaches to music education instruction among undergraduate elementary and music teacher education students. Identifies these approaches as "making musicians" versus "being a role model." Examines these differences manifested in the identity, function, and role of the teachers.…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Ghosh, Ratna – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Advocates moving multicultural education beyond ethnic awareness into a more theoretical and constructive phase. Argues for incorporating epistemological theories regarding the subjectivity of knowledge with an awareness of the interdependence of different cultures. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
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Cook, Sharon Anne; McClean, Brian – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Describes a cooperative effort between a university school of education faculty and a local high school in Canada. The professor agreed to teach two units of a social studies class and share her impressions, thoughts, and suggestions with the teaching staff. Discusses her findings, interactions with the staff, and subsequent developments. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students
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MacInnis, Carole – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues for a dialog between reductionist (task analysis and specific skill training) and holistic (constructing new knowledge through experience) philosophies in special education. Claims exclusive adherence to either approach shortchanges special education students. Discusses specific strengths and weaknesses of both philosophies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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MacDonald, Colla J.; And Others – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Examines the nature of the relationship between student teachers and associate teachers through a collaborative research project. The study utilized interviews, observations, and journal entries to determine positive and negative aspects. Benefits included new ideas, energetic presentations, and relief time for the teacher. Drawbacks included…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
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Sefa Dei, George J. – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues for the establishment of "African-centered" schools on an experimental basis, in direct consultation and partnership with students, educators, administrators, and the local community. Maintains that most mainstream public schools reinforce concepts and values of the dominant culture and alienate students of color. (MJP)
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Blacks, Community Characteristics, Cultural Pluralism
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Kaplan, Gisela; Eckermann, Anne-Katrin – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Observes the activities and characteristics of Aboriginal children in an Aboriginal school and compares these to the culture shock and alienation experienced when they transfer to a mainstream school. Identifies five major stressors of culture shock as mechanical differences, communication, attitudes and beliefs, customs, and isolation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Cultural Isolation, Cultural Maintenance, Culture Conflict
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Mai, Uli; Burpee, Peter – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Considers the difficulties experienced by the East German School system adjusting to a more progressive educational philosophy. Specifically, contrasts the traditional East German geography instruction (focused solely on physical geography) with the West German emphasis on social issues and problem solving. Many East German instructors distrust…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decentralization, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Gurney, Penelope J. – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Describes a pilot project incorporating extensive use of computers in mathematics instruction. Test scores and homework from this group were compared with a group that did not use computers. Results were inconclusive and only revealed a shortage of appropriate instructional software. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs
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Taylor, Philip J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This article is based on a doctoral study of educational change in the School of Education (SOE) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. It is an exploration of "a moment in time" that bore witness to institutional and human transformation in South African higher education. This transformation involved a development from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Change, Racial Segregation