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Schnellert, Leyton; Kozak, Donna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
In this study, a university professor and school district literacy coordinator co-designed and co-taught a literacy methods course where teacher candidates participated in dynamic learning in classrooms, exploring how theory can meet practice when students' funds of knowledge are valued through responsive teaching. Case study methodology was taken…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, College Faculty, Coordinators, School Districts
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Maxwell, Bruce – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture program (ERC) requires teachers to adopt a professional stance of pedagogical impartiality. This article examines the complex regulatory framework surrounding the impartiality requirement from the perspectives of teachers' legally recognized right to professional autonomy, their constitutional rights to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Behavior, Professional Autonomy
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Gomashie, Grace A. – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This paper gives an overview of ongoing revitalisation efforts for Kanien'keha / Mohawk, one of the endangered Indigenous languages in Canada. For the Mohawk people, their language represents a significant part of the culture, identity and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The endangerment of Kanien'keha and other Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tribes, Canada Natives, Language Maintenance
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Liu, Joey Yung-Jun – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This piece is an auto-biographical reflection on my year-long experience creating a new course called Oral Interpretations and Expressions. Teaching the course allowed me to find an authenticity and identity in my work, which had been eluding me as I conformed to administrative norms in education. Through the practice of story-telling in spoken…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Story Telling, High School Teachers, Metacognition
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Arnott, Stephanie – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This article explores student motivation to learn French as a second language (FSL) in school. Ontario Grade 9 students (N = 63) were surveyed on their intention to (dis)continue studying French in the Core French (CF) program in Grade 10 when FSL becomes optional. Survey participants shared their reasoning, and a subset (n = 7) took part in a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, French, Adolescents
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Sokal, Laura; Kahl, Anna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Global increases in mental illness in children and youth have precipitated a wide range of therapies to address this concern. An alternative to this reactive approach is based on models of mental wellness that enhance children's and youths' perceptions of well-being and health. The current project examined the effects of a universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Wellness
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Rocque, Jules – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This paper focuses on the results of a longitudinal study examining the English-language content of Francophone minority school boards' websites throughout Canada, mindful of the changing profile of the boards' parental population. A document analysis research approach was used to analyse how the content destined for a non-French-speaking audience…
Descriptors: French, English, Boards of Education, Web Sites
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Carpentier, Geneviève; Mukamurera, Joséphine; Leroux, Mylène; Lakhal, Sawsen – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
The first years of teaching are challenging. Knowledge of the kind of support new teachers require is essential. Existing typologies date back from the 1980s and the early 2000s. The aim of this article is twofold: 1) to validate a typology of novice teachers' support needs using confirmatory factor analysis and 2) to compare these needs in…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Factor Analysis, Classification, Teacher Characteristics
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Janzen, Melanie D.; Schwartz, Karen – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Discourses of children as deficient and deviant are common within the education system and shape the ways in which educators interact with and respond to children. To illustrate this, we conducted a critical discourse analysis of a provincial policy document that directs schools in the development of Codes of Conduct. Drawing on poststructural…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Barrett, Joe; Cherubini, Lorenzo; Robinson, Dan – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper describes results from a study that arose to explore, alongside Aboriginal teacher candidates, emerging physical education (PE) practical theory utilizing reflective journaling practices. Practical theory can be described as an individual's personal and dynamic set of values, knowledge, and experience that guides, in part, teaching…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Phelan, Anne M.; Hansen, Dion Rüsselbæk – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
A basic premise of teacher education is the value of teacher agency, that is, the teacher's capacity to take responsibility for one's knowledge, beliefs, judgements, and relationships. How can teacher educators sustain a commitment to agency in light of critiques of western modernity, specifically in relation to the existence of a rational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Ethics, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Jang, Soon Young; Miguel, Jayson San; Styres, Sandra; Madsen, Audrey – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Five Aboriginal Head Start early childhood educators from a northern Canadian community participated in interviews for the purpose of informing non-Indigenous teachers' classroom teaching. Their observations and experiences highlight the importance of learning from and on the land alongside family members, and of family stability and showing…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Canada Natives, American Indians, Teacher Attitudes
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Watson, Kaitlyn; Currie-Patterson, Natalie – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Drawing on reflexive conversations, we describe our experiences teaching a new mandatory course in Indigenous education at Western University in London, Ontario. By discussing the successes, challenges, and mistakes made while teaching this course, we hope to continue to decolonize our practice as settlers, PhD students, and educators with the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Hanson, Aubrey Jean – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper makes a case for attending to the resurgence of Indigenous literary arts in taking up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action in teacher education. I argue that Indigenous literary arts can help to foster relational understandings between readers and Indigenous communities: stories have the capacity to open…
Descriptors: Literature, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Miles, James – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper argues that history educators and teachers are uniquely implicated in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action through their responsibility to teach Indigenous and Canadian history, including the injustices of settler colonialism. After examining the politics of Canada's ongoing truth and reconciliation process, this…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Teacher Responsibility
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