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Corbett, Mike – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
It has been nearly fifty years since the publication of "So Little for the Mind," Hilda Neatby's controversial conservative attack on what she understood as "progressive education." This paper argues that Neatby's book remains important reading despite its limitations and its context. Neatby's work represents what I call a…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Public Education
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Cumming-Potvin, Wendy – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This paper adopts a sociocultural perspective on learning (Vygotsky, 1978, 1986) to explore connections between the concept of voicing (Bakhtin 1981, 1986) and a Year four student's second language learning in Australia. Results are drawn from a qualitative study conducted in the Australian outback, through ethnographic research strategies, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Ethnography, Second Language Learning
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Ma, Xin – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Using Canadian data from the 1998 Cross-National Survey on Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children, the present study examined the effects of school experiences on injury and leisure activities among Canadian students. Health outcomes were classified into two categories: injury (with and without medical treatment) and leisure activities (time…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Secondary School Students, Injuries, Adolescents
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Taylor, Philip J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This article is based on a doctoral study of educational change in the School of Education (SOE) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. It is an exploration of "a moment in time" that bore witness to institutional and human transformation in South African higher education. This transformation involved a development from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Change, Racial Segregation
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Donlevy, J. Kent – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This paper revolves around two recently decided cases by the Supreme Court of Canada that illustrate how that Court views fundamental legal rights in terms of public policy and administrative decision making by creatures of statute in a free society. The protagonists in each case differ, as do the legal arguments, but the salient socio-political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Freedom, Democratic Values
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Kirman, Joseph M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
This article argues that bullying is a human rights violation and should be a social studies curriculum concern. It treats bullying not only as a school incident but also as part of any systematic, continuous violence in any context. There is a discussion of legal implications, applicable educational theory, and attempts to deal with bullying in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Social Studies
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Smith, Donna-Lee; Peck, Josephine – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Mi'kmaq is a First Nations language spoken in Atlantic Canada and the north-eastern United States--and like most surviving indigenous languages in North America, it is at risk. The small community of Wagmatcook, Cape Breton, determined to see Mi'kmaq return from the brink of extinction, has implemented 2 initiatives that are changing the fate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Canada Natives, American Indians
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Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Ferguson, Janet M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Research investigating the relationship between classroom environment and self-handicapping was conducted in Australian and Canadian high schools. A sample of 2,006 students responded to a questionnaire that assessed student perceptions of classroom environment and self-handicapping. Simple and multiple correlational analyses showed that classroom…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Ghosh, Ratna – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
There are sharp differences in the economic, educational and political conditions among the NAFTA countries. This paper focuses on the difference in cultural and value orientations in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Education is increasingly market driven, which poses a challenge in balancing the integration of education with international…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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O'Reilly-Scanlon, Kathleen; Crowe, Christine; Weenie, Angelina – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
"Wahkohtowin," a Cree word meaning kinship or the state of being related, is a fundamental concept for understanding Indigenous culture and traditional beliefs (Ermine 2001). This article describes how three researchers in western Canada incorporated this concept into a research project that compared Indigenous and non-Indigenous…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Reading Attitudes
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