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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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Whitley, Jessica – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The academic difficulties experienced by many Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) students in Canada have been well-documented. Indicators such as school persistence and post-secondary enrollment are typically far lower for Aboriginal students as a group compared to non-Aboriginal students. Identifying facilitators of success is key to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
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Hamdan, Amani K. – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This case study explored the need for culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) in Saudi Arabian higher education, especially when students have a cultural background that differs from that of their instructor. The study documented how expatriate teachers structured their pedagogical practices in the Saudi Arabian context. It examined how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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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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Stirling, John – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This article presents an analysis of the development of a trade union education program in Sierra Leone in the geo-historical context of British colonialism. It places the argument in relation to the contradictory trends of trade unionism more generally and alongside their antagonistic cooperation with capitalism. It discusses the limits and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Union Members, Land Settlement, Power Structure
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Krpan, Cathy Marks; Swartz, Larry – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This research reports on collaborative research projects supported by a teachers' federation. We compare research teams involved in the first year of the project, where they had free choice of research purposes with those in the second year who had the subject area defined for them. University faculty, teachers' colleagues, and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Research, Action Research, Leadership
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Chan, Chitat – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
Thanks to advances in user-friendly, new media technology, many educational organizations around the world are supporting young people who wish to express their views through media production. The term "youth media practice" refers to these media production activities. This paper raises questions about the possibilities and limitations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Media Research, Film Production
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Burpee, Peter; Wilson, Brenda – McGill Journal of Education, 1991
This report describes the development of a distance education, professional development program for teacher education which promotes two-way communication between tutor and student through use of the telephone, electronic mail, and facsimile transmission (FAX). It is reported that in 1986, McGill University in Montreal began by offering education…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Facsimile Transmission
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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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Weber, M. E.; Fuller, O. M. – McGill Journal of Education, 1973
The Personalized System of Instruction, devised by Keller and Sherman in the 1960's, is a course format that has been winning wide acceptance among university teachers in the past few years. In this article we indicate the main advantages that we see in the format, the modifications that we have made to adapt it to our needs, and some of the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Engineering Education
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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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Russell, Joan – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Utilizes excerpts from an undergraduate elementary education student's journal to examine generalist teachers' attitudes towards musical competency and the necessary qualifications for teachers. Traces one teacher's recognition of her own musicality and the corresponding influence on her feelings of competency to teach this subject in an…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Li, Guofang – McGill Journal of Education, 2000
Examines the relationship between literacy practices and the construction of cultural identity in a Filipino immigrant family in Canada through ethnographic methods. Reports that literacy depends on family relationships imbedded in cultural identity. Explains that the research enables educators to understand immigrant families and their literacy.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Traits, Educational Research, Ethnic Groups
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Maclennan, Jennifer M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2000
Presents a study on the process involved in the "Canadianization" of U.S. textbooks for the domestic market. Explores whether disciplinary values have been shaped by the United States in the field of communication. Focuses on the experience of developing the Canadian edition of the book "Public Speaking: Strategies for Success"…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Content Analysis, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Cole, Ardra L. – McGill Journal of Education, 2000
Provides an overview and analysis of the nature and progress of programmatic reform efforts in the anglophone faculties and departments of education in Canada. Raises issues for consideration and debate by people invested in teacher education reform efforts in Canadian universities. Reports on the first phase of a study of teacher education…
Descriptors: Departments, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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