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Maxwell, Bruce – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture program (ERC) requires teachers to adopt a professional stance of pedagogical impartiality. This article examines the complex regulatory framework surrounding the impartiality requirement from the perspectives of teachers' legally recognized right to professional autonomy, their constitutional rights to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Behavior, Professional Autonomy
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Janzen, Melanie D.; Schwartz, Karen – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Discourses of children as deficient and deviant are common within the education system and shape the ways in which educators interact with and respond to children. To illustrate this, we conducted a critical discourse analysis of a provincial policy document that directs schools in the development of Codes of Conduct. Drawing on poststructural…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Ethics, Educational Policy
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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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Koelwyn, Ryan – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on "reintegrative shame" (engaging the offender(s) in discussions of the moral dimensions of the act), and scholars who position shame as transformative. This paper reasserts shame as an ethical matter arguing that reconciliation is a particular response to the historical shame generated from the establishment of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Ethics, Canada Natives
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Phelan, Anne M.; Hansen, Dion Rüsselbæk – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
A basic premise of teacher education is the value of teacher agency, that is, the teacher's capacity to take responsibility for one's knowledge, beliefs, judgements, and relationships. How can teacher educators sustain a commitment to agency in light of critiques of western modernity, specifically in relation to the existence of a rational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Ethics, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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Rose, Ellen – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this position paper, I argue that a focus on achieving and increasing social presence in online courses tends to derail a consideration of the ethical implications and dimensions of the essential facelessness of asynchronous education. Drawing upon the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Nel Noddings, who contended that the face is the basis of…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication
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Burkholder, Casey – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
These "Notes from the Field" describe one doctoral student's public visual fieldnotes practice during her data collection for her dissertation. In the creation of a public digital space for participants and the public to engage with the fieldnotes through online comments and in-person conversations, this shifts the practice of keeping…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Doctoral Dissertations, Data Collection, Notetaking
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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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Zaver, Arzina – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
In 2008, the Québec Ministry of Education introduced the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program. Though the ERC is a positive step forward in promoting and fostering much-needed religious literacy skills, the implications of a "neutral" professional posture asked of its teachers have been difficult to translate into the classroom.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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den Heyer, Kent; van Kessel, Cathryn – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
We all have a sense of evil, but many of us do not ponder its nature or the ways in which our beliefs about evil shape what we teach and learn about the actions of citizens in historical or contemporary times. We argue that the word and concept of evil can be detrimental to the development of good citizens when it is used as a political and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Violence, Role of Education
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Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Mitchell, Claudia; Morrison,, Connie; Radford,, Linda; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
We explore the place that the digital can occupy in teachers' pedagogical practices around social justice and especially how memory-work can deepen and enhance teacher practices. Like Walter Benjamin, we see memory as being a medium for exploring the past and where the digital provides greater opportunities for teachers to work productively across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Social Justice, Memory
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Thompson, Jennifer Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Fieldnotes help researchers document research activities and position themselves in the field, invariably constructing the research, the researcher and the knowledges produced. Yet the process of how fieldnotes are produced often remains invisible. These "Notes from the Field" explore one doctoral student's experiences writing…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Notetaking, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Parr, Michelann – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This article identifies and discusses ethical dilemmas inherent when undertaking research with children or other vulnerable populations: power relations, risks and benefits, and informed consent and confidentiality (Maguire, 2005). Ethical dilemmas often arise when researchers attempt to merge the interests of their research and the interests of…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Social Action, Ethnography, Confidentiality
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McMurtry, Angus – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
The following fictional account of a seminar on complexity science and its relevance for education makes use of several real events. The first is an actual seminar that took place during the spring of 2005, in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. The second is the collective creation of the Complexity and Education…
Descriptors: Seminars, Foreign Countries, Fiction, Internet
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