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Hill, S. Laurie – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
Education programs increasingly emphasize the development of strong core beliefs and values to support professional judgment for pre-service teacher practice. The ability to critically integrate multiple perspectives is an expected foundation for the pedagogical decisions and professional responsibilities preservice teachers carry out. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Professional Identity
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Stagg-Peterson, Shelley; Huston, Lori; Ings, Eugema; Mason, Brenda; Falcigno, Kim – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
We draw on a focus group discussion amongst four Indigenous northern Ontario early childhood educators (ECEs) from an Indigenous postsecondary institution's ECE diploma program, to show the important contributions of programs offered by Indigenous postsecondary education institutes to Indigenous cultural revitalization. We are the Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Teachers
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Schnellert, Leyton; Kozak, Donna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
In this study, a university professor and school district literacy coordinator co-designed and co-taught a literacy methods course where teacher candidates participated in dynamic learning in classrooms, exploring how theory can meet practice when students' funds of knowledge are valued through responsive teaching. Case study methodology was taken…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, College Faculty, Coordinators, School Districts
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Watson, Kaitlyn; Currie-Patterson, Natalie – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Drawing on reflexive conversations, we describe our experiences teaching a new mandatory course in Indigenous education at Western University in London, Ontario. By discussing the successes, challenges, and mistakes made while teaching this course, we hope to continue to decolonize our practice as settlers, PhD students, and educators with the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Murray-Orr, Anne; Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper focuses upon the case of one early career teacher, Don, a participant in a longitudinal study examining the transfer of learning about literacy practices from pre-service teacher education to the classrooms of secondary content area teachers. We followed Don from his B. Ed. program into his first two years of teaching in an Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience
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McLean, Lorna R.; Truong-White, Hoa H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Previous scholarship has examined how teachers' civic knowledge and conceptions of citizenship influence their goals, pedagogical practices, and confidence in teaching citizenship, but few studies have probed how teacher candidates develop identities as civic educators through community service-learning projects. This case study draws upon Baxter…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity
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Webber, Geoff; Miller, Dianne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Few studies take up the question of how to teach pre-service or current teachers to practice integrated, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based methodologies. In this literature review, scholarly research is explored to examine approaches to teacher education based in progressivism. Place- and community-based education is considered as an important…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Active Learning
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Vininsky, Hayley; Saxe, Amanda – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Recent advances in technology have created a surge in online educational opportunities, increasing accessibility to education. However, online learning suffers from criticism that these courses are substandard in comparison to traditional classes, despite research that suggests otherwise. We discuss our personal experiences with traditional and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hopper, Tim F.; Sanford, Kathy; Fu, Hong – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
A common concern in teacher education programs is the fragmentation of knowledge between courses that contribute to separation between discipline-focused theoretical knowledge and teachers' practical work in schools. Drawing on reviews on innovative learning spaces in schools and analysis of teacher knowledge, we theorize a conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alignment (Education), Educational Environment, Educational Innovation
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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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Leroux, Mylène; Beaudoin, Charlotte; Grenier, Johanne; Turcotte, Sylvain; Rivard, Marie-Claude – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The growing body of literature on teacher induction barriers has revealed the need to address issues that may lead to negative consequences. Recent research points to an increased interest in teacher resilience, a concept that promotes positive adaptation to counteract these adverse outcomes. However, teacher induction and resilience may differ…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Barriers
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Radford, Linda; Aitken, Avril – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This paper discusses pre-service teachers' use of multi-modal tools to produce three-minute films in light of critical moments in their teaching practice. Two cases are considered; each centers on a film, a "little epic" that was produced by a future teacher who attempts to work within an anti-racist framework for social justice.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Films
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Yang, Kyung-Hwa – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
In the theoretical framework of production pedagogy, I reflect on a video production project conducted in a teacher education program and discuss the potential of video production to foster community-engaged scholarship among pre-service teachers. While the importance of engaging learners in creating media has been emphasized, studies show little…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Video Technology, Film Production, Preservice Teacher Education
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Harrison, Edward B.; Lautensach, Alexander K.; McDonald, Verna Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
In 2007 the University of Northern British Columbia initiated a two-year elementary teacher education program at the Northwest Campus in Terrace, British Columbia. The program was designed to meet specific community needs in the North that arise from inequities in the cultural safety of Indigenous teachers and students. The authors share three…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Kitchen, Julian; Cherubini, Lorenzo; Trudeau, Lyn; Hodson, Janie M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
This paper reports on a Talking Circle of six beginning Aboriginal teachers who discussed their roles as teachers. Participants criticized teacher education programs for not preparing them to teach in ways that are respectful of Aboriginal languages and culture. They discussed the importance of coming to know themselves and their culture. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Canada Natives, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Role
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