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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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Bouchard, Nancy – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This paper presents an innovative analytical model of Ethics Education, and uses it to analyze the major learning components found in England's National framework for religious education (NFRE). The model is based on research on Ethics Education in French­-speaking countries but can be used to characterize Ethics Education within any specific…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Religious Education, Self Concept, Social Cognition
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Moisan, Sabrina; Hirsch, Sivane; Audet, Geneviève – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Teaching about the Holocaust is mandatory in many societies. This prescription is justified by authorities with many reasons: educating pupils for a better understanding of human rights, peace, war, genocide, critical thinking, historical thinking, racism, etc. The Holocaust can carry a very strong moral and emotional charge. But why do teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Parker, Dan; McGray. Robert – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This research draws into question the effects that neoliberal policy reforms--with an emphasis on individual and measurable "competencies"--has on new teachers teaching sexuality education in Quebec. While we examine professional competencies that teachers can use to define their mandate for teaching sexuality education as a beginning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Rodon, Thierry; Lévesque, Francis; Dalseg, Sheena Kennedy – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to learn from the experiences of postsecondary Inuit students from Canada. Through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, we realized that despite the challenges associated with pursuing postsecondary education in the South, most respondents perceived their experience to be positive. Lack of access to sufficient and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Canada Natives, Student Surveys
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Wells, Richard – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
In the US, the value of liberal arts is in question as neo-liberal reformers push for a more instrumentalist form of higher education. Older traditions of worker education, however, along with more recent university-based labour studies programs, offer a compelling counter-narrative concerning the social and political purpose of higher education.…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Labor Education, Educational Objectives
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Elayassa, Wajih – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Due to the political context and the restrictions placed on general freedoms and trade union activities, workers' education in Palestine remained informal and largely reliant on oral memory until the early 1990s. For decades, it was an integral part of political education. Workers' education only became a stand-alone field after the establishment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Education, Educational Development, Social Influences
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Lenoir, Yves – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
This article underscores the need for a profound transformation in the training processes of future teachers, and thereby in teaching practices. The text first presents various grounds for this transformation, citing social, economic-political, teleological, axiological, epistemological, and psychological factors. It then focuses on teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Ivie, Stanley D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2007
Humanity delights in spinning conceptual models of the world. These models, in turn, mirror their respective root metaphors. Three root metaphors--spiritual, organic, and mechanical--have dominated western thought. The spiritual metaphor runs from Plato, through Hegel, and connects with Montessori. The organic metaphor extends from Aristotle,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Models, Educational Objectives, Role of Education
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Van Heertum, Richard; Share, Jeff – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
A broader view of literacy has emerged as part of the larger debate about educational reform across the globe. Many now argue that availing children with additional skills in technological and media literacy will foster creativity, motivate youth, and improve their economic opportunities while increasing the core of high skilled labourers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Economic Opportunities, Educational Change
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Cassidy, Wanda; Jackson, Margaret – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
The authors observe that students in school who exhibit challenging behaviours are given labels such as "severe behaviour," "troubled," or "violent" and that these negative labels have repercussions on students. School administrators also employ zero tolerance policies without addressing the root causes of negative…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Labeling (of Persons), Zero Tolerance Policy, Student Behavior
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Dickinson, Greg M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
This paper argues that recent Charter decisions concerning the off duty expressive conduct of teachers have involved a narrow or "orthodox" interpretation of the reasonable limits on such expression. The author illustrates what he describes as a "messy area" by taking us through the controversial and well-known examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Campbell, Mark Robin; Burdell, Patricia A. – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Compares and contrasts two vastly different approaches to music education instruction among undergraduate elementary and music teacher education students. Identifies these approaches as "making musicians" versus "being a role model." Examines these differences manifested in the identity, function, and role of the teachers.…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Hemming, Heather E. – McGill Journal of Education, 2000
Explores the nature of critical thinking through a discussion on the use of logic, the role of the critical spirit, dialogical reasoning, assessment of criteria, the relationship of content, and the relationship of caring and connections with criticism. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
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