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Brook, Adriana – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Critics of the neoliberal university argue that grading undermines student learning. In this article, I survey the literature in order to ascertain whether such critiques are supported by pedagogical research. Investigating the relationship between grading and motivation, feedback, and autonomy, respectively, I conclude that grades most often do…
Descriptors: Grading, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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McDonnell, Maggie – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
In this "MJE" Forum, the author invites conversation on what it means to be a teacher in Quebec's unique Cegep system. Cegep, positioned between the more structured secondary program and the more autonomous university experience, requires that its teachers grapple with what it means to be a Cegep teacher. Her own piece focuses on…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Professional Identity, Sense of Community, Teacher Role
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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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Nartey, Humphrey; James, Carl E. – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This article examines how stereotypes operate in the social construction of Black Canadian male student-athletes and how those stereotypes frame these students' lived experiences in relation to race, athletic ability, and academic performance. From qualitative interviews with twenty current and former Black Canadian student-athletes, we found that…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, African American Students, Foreign Countries, Student Athletes
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Lessard, Anne; Lopez, Amanda; Diallo, Thierno – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
The purpose of this study is to explore the psychometric properties of the French version of the Student Engagement Instrument in order to perform a cross-cultural validation of its factorial structure, based on a sample of 919 French Canadian high school students. Results confirm the reliability of the instrument with good internal consistency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, French, French Canadians
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Nadeau, Marie-France; Massé, Line; Verret, Claudia; Gaudreau, Nancy; Lagacé-Leblanc, Jeanne – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This study examined the use of inclusive practices by 1,373 Quebec teachers to promote prosocial behaviour, according to their individual and contextual characteristics. Two questionnaires were used: a sociodemographic and a validated Classroom Behaviour Management Practices Inventory (N = 68 items; 2 dimensions/7 scales [alpha] = 0.70 to 0.90).…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Wang, Peiyu; Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
With an increasing number of international students coming to Canada for higher education, Canadian universities are offering diverse English language improvement programs (ELIPs) to improve international students' English proficiency. However, some Chinese international students struggle to pass such programs and eventually withdraw. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Dropouts, Academic Failure, Foreign Countries
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Stagg-Peterson, Shelley; Huston, Lori; Ings, Eugema; Mason, Brenda; Falcigno, Kim – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
We draw on a focus group discussion amongst four Indigenous northern Ontario early childhood educators (ECEs) from an Indigenous postsecondary institution's ECE diploma program, to show the important contributions of programs offered by Indigenous postsecondary education institutes to Indigenous cultural revitalization. We are the Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Teachers
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Dodd, Jennifer; Clandinin, D. Jean; Vigneau, Gillian; Kubota, Hiroko; Caine, Vera – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This paper offers a review of the research literature on the experiences of young children and their families who left Syria as refugees and resettled in Canada. We identify five key factors that influence Syrian refugees' experience of social inclusion within the context of the public-school systems as well as unveil the silences in and across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Mental Health, Inclusion
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Gilham, Christopher Matthew; Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stanley; MacIntyre, Catherine; MacCuspic, Sharon; Fougere, Wanda – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This research investigated whether a mental health literacy resource could increase Grade 12 students' mental health literacy. Bachelor of Education students (N = 8) from a university in rural Atlantic Canada created a board game and mental health seminar based on the resource. They applied the resource through the board game and seminar to Grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Multiple Literacies, Undergraduate Students
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Ayoub, Mohamad; Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This paper reports on the postmigration experiences of a group of Somali refugee students attending public schools in a southwestern city in Ontario, Canada. The findings were drawn from a qualitative study conducted to investigate the participants' postmigration experiences. Data were collected through semi-structured, one-on-one interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
The education of Indigenous students in Ontario's publicly-funded schools remains concerning. Given the socio-historical marginalization of Indigenous student epistemologies in public education, it is necessary for teachers to address Indigenous students' learning needs while critically examining their own assumptions as teachers. Prospective…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Expectation, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students
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Falkenberg, Thomas; Ukasoanya, Grace; Krepski, Heather – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
What does it mean for students to flourish (to be well) in school, what school ecology would this require, and what capabilities to live a flourishing life should schools help students develop? In this article, we report on a study that inquired into these three questions from the perspective of the students themselves, which is a perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Well Being, Self Concept
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Rodon, Thierry; Ratel, Jean-Luc; Gross, Pamela Hakongak; Lévesque, Francis; Okalik, Maatalii – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
We present a multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) based on a survey of 362 Inuit students and graduates from Nunavut who attended college or university in Canada. Most participants reported that they were satisfied with their postsecondary educational experience and that postsecondary education had greatly improved their income and job outcomes.…
Descriptors: College Students, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Language Attitudes
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Burkholder, Casey M.; Chase, Allen – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
What creative approaches might be harnessed to encourage social critique and action in pre-service Geography teacher education? By reflecting on an assignment in Casey's Introduction to Teaching Geography class where pre-service teachers (including Allen) visually mapped a worker's labour for a day on unceded and unsurrendered Wolastoqiyik…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education
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