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Zhang, Zheng; Li, Wanjing – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This research investigated potentials of bilingual digital story making to engage the creativity of 13 Canadian and Chinese biliteracy learners aged 11-15. Findings in this paper draw on six focal participants and their digital story creation. Informed by asset-oriented multiliteracies, new media literacies, and new materialism, this research…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Story Telling, Multiple Literacies, Computer Software
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Xu, Shi Jing; Stevens, Dianne E. – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
Who are we as teachers and what constitutes a desirable educational experience? Two teachers, one Chinese and the other a white Canadian, tell "a single story [of teaching], integrated by our sense of ourselves" (Crites, 1971, p. 303). Our storytelling is enabled by metaphors and images that serve as tools for reflecting on our actions…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Educational Experience, Figurative Language, Personal Narratives
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Lin, Jing; Zinghai, Chen – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Examines the enormous pressure Chinese students face at home and in school to obtain high academic achievement. Analyzes the cultural, economic, and political factors contributing to the situation. Concludes with an argument for balancing educational goals with other aspects of the students' lives. (MJP)
Descriptors: Competition, Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lin, Jing; Ross, Heidi – McGill Journal of Education, 1998
Begins by discussing the increasingly diverse and rapidly transforming structures and purposes of Chinese secondary schooling. Argues that increased diversity is a result of changing social needs, increased parental and student choice, and alternative teaching methods. Warns that inequities in school environments and teacher qualifications are…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles