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Gaudreau, Nancy; Royer, Égide; Frenette, Éric; Beaumont, Claire; Flanagan, Tara – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
We examined a training program in classroom management in relation to the efficacy beliefs of elementary school teachers. The training program used a quasi-experimental design with a waitlist control group. Twenty-seven elementary school teachers in the greater Quebec City area participated. The repeated measures ANOVA results revealed positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Whitley, Jessica; Rawana, Edward P.; Pye, Melissa; Brownlee, Keith – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
Strength-based approaches are being increasingly validated for use in clinical settings with children and youth. However, the role that strengths play in educational settings with typically-achieving students has yet to be examined. The present study explored the relationship among strengths, classroom behaviour, and academic achievement for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Correlation
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Barnett, John; Fallon, Gerald – McGill Journal of Education, 2007
Using primarily online interaction, we worked with a grade one teacher to help her develop an understanding of community in her own classroom. Using an interpretive interactionist methodology, we theorized four domains in her view of classroom community: trust, membership, power, and capacity. The teacher's perceived success in creating community…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Smith, Donna-Lee; Peck, Josephine – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Mi'kmaq is a First Nations language spoken in Atlantic Canada and the north-eastern United States--and like most surviving indigenous languages in North America, it is at risk. The small community of Wagmatcook, Cape Breton, determined to see Mi'kmaq return from the brink of extinction, has implemented 2 initiatives that are changing the fate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Canada Natives, American Indians