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Buzza, Dawn; Fitzgerald, Carolyn; Avitzur, Yoad – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This study examines how one teacher supported low-achieving students' self-regulated learning (SRL) in the context of a secondary mathematics class. The teacher's scaffolding provided students with multiple opportunities to use feedback and adapt learning and study strategies. Data compared pre- and post-measures of metacognitive skills,…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Weisseno, Georg; Landwehr, Barbara – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This study investigates the effectiveness of political science classes in Germany. It analyzes whether or not 1,071 students in the 9th and 10th grade showed increases in knowledge after participating in the lesson series. This analysis focuses on the competence dimension "subject-specific content knowledge" as well as on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, European History, Knowledge Level
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Kim, Eun-Ji Amy – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Motivated by the striking under-representation of Indigenous students in the field of science and technology, the Ontario Ministry of Education has attempted to integrate Aboriginal perspectives into their official curricula in hopes of making a more culturally relevant curriculum for Indigenous students. Using hermeneutic content analysis (HCA),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ma, Xin – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Using Canadian data from the 1998 Cross-National Survey on Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children, the present study examined the effects of school experiences on injury and leisure activities among Canadian students. Health outcomes were classified into two categories: injury (with and without medical treatment) and leisure activities (time…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Secondary School Students, Injuries, Adolescents