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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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Tompkins, Joanne; Kearns, Laura-Lee; Mitton-Kükner, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Critical challenges facing teacher educators at faculties of education is how to prepare teacher candidates to see schools situated in larger social contexts and support their ongoing learning as social justice advocates. Anti-oppressive work that challenges the marginalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, Queering and/or…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Educators, Social Justice, Advocacy
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Huber, Janice; Farmer, Joanne; Reid, Nathalie; Desrochers, Claire; McKenzie-Roblee, Sue – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Diversity, equity, and justice are vital focuses in teacher education programs and research. Yet, studies show that as children and families interact with schools their lives are often ignored, silenced, or used to define them as deficit. This paper inquires into the interactions between early career teachers, children, and families. Using a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers, Semi Structured Interviews, Knowledge Level
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Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
"Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based on our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Specialization, Program Proposals
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Savard, Annie; Freiman, Viktor; Theis, Laurent; Larose, Fançois – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Mathematics teachers, researchers and specialists in educational technology from Quebec, Canada developed virtual tools that make interactive simulations of games of chance. These tools were presented to a group of teachers from New Brunswick through workshops and they then got to test and validate them with their students. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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McGregor, Heather Elizabeth – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Between 1985 and the present, curriculum developers, educators and Elders in Nunavut have been working towards reconceptualization of curriculum to better meet the strengths and needs of Inuit students and to reflect, preserve, and revitalize Inuit worldview, language, and culture. This article outlines the development of the 1989 curriculum…
Descriptors: Eskimo Aleut Languages, Eskimos, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Anderson, Michael James; Freebody, Kelly J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Teacher education in universities is under pressure. In many new education policies there is a renewed focus on teacher quality, and therefore quality initial teacher education. In some countries this renewed focus has led to a resurgence of "alternative approaches" to teacher education such as Teach for America / Australia. One of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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MacMath, Sheryl; Wallace, John; Chi, Xiaohong – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
Curriculum integration, focusing on multidisciplinary tasks/projects relevant to the real-world, lends itself to authentic assessment practices. However, attempting to incorporate assessment "of", "for", and "as" learning can be challenging. Using data from two mixed method case studies (n=52, n=27) which tracked middle school student learning…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Change
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Potvin, Patrice; Dionne, Eric – McGill Journal of Education, 2007
Exploratory and descriptive research was conducted in a secondary school to reveal the realities and difficulties of the implementation process that awaits teachers under Quebec's Educational Reform. A team of teachers agreed to be observed while simulating implementation one year ahead of other schools. Results underscore the importance of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Boone, Michelle; Chan, Elaine – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
We examined the complexities of developing and implementing school curricula that reflect the goals for equality for students outlined in the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. Stories of teaching and learning experiences were presented to teacher-researchers as a means of generating discussion about differences in perspective pertaining to the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Curriculum Development
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Lindsay, Gail M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
Stories that were written by my grandfather at the turn of the 20th century spiraled into my daily life as a nurse-teacher at the turn of the 21st century. In this paper, I explore a common plotline of my Afi (Islandic for grandfather) and me as pioneers by linking his life stories to the tensions I experience in my contemporary professional…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Personal Narratives, Quality of Working Life, Interprofessional Relationship
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Kirman, Joseph M. – McGill Journal of Education, 1992
The concentration of power and the potential for abuse inherent in modern technology mandates the development of a personal and socially responsible ethic. The development and examination of this ethic should be reflected and integrated throughout social studies instruction. Historical examples of traditional virtues (sobriety, thrift, industry)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Anderson, Margaret – McGill Journal of Education, 1974
In 1971 the author introduced an interdisciplinary course, "Women in Modern Society," at Loyola College, Montreal, which now has a complete Women's Studies Program. She relates the development of her interest in the subject, problems encountered in obtaining support and approval, and the success of the first course with 50 students. (JT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems
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Ferrabee, Lydia – McGill Journal of Education, 1973
We are all designers. Designing is a part of life. It is the way we make and assemble the things we need for the way we like to live, or have to live. It is a way of organizing both the tangible and intangible structures of our lives, the structures which we form and which then in turn form us. In designing these structures we balance an inward…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Design Crafts, Design Preferences, Educational Media
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Duquette, Cheryll – McGill Journal of Education, 1997
Presents an analysis of seven studies on field-based Canadian teacher-education programs. Describes conflicting views held by multiple participants and their differing perceptions of course work, field experiences, and beliefs about personal professional competence. Underscores the importance of several factors for creating a strong field-based…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction, Foreign Countries
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