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Sokal, Laura; Kahl, Anna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
Global increases in mental illness in children and youth have precipitated a wide range of therapies to address this concern. An alternative to this reactive approach is based on models of mental wellness that enhance children's and youths' perceptions of well-being and health. The current project examined the effects of a universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Wellness
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Rocque, Jules – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This paper focuses on the results of a longitudinal study examining the English-language content of Francophone minority school boards' websites throughout Canada, mindful of the changing profile of the boards' parental population. A document analysis research approach was used to analyse how the content destined for a non-French-speaking audience…
Descriptors: French, English, Boards of Education, Web Sites
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Carpentier, Geneviève; Mukamurera, Joséphine; Leroux, Mylène; Lakhal, Sawsen – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
The first years of teaching are challenging. Knowledge of the kind of support new teachers require is essential. Existing typologies date back from the 1980s and the early 2000s. The aim of this article is twofold: 1) to validate a typology of novice teachers' support needs using confirmatory factor analysis and 2) to compare these needs in…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Factor Analysis, Classification, Teacher Characteristics
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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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Barrett, Joe; Cherubini, Lorenzo; Robinson, Dan – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper describes results from a study that arose to explore, alongside Aboriginal teacher candidates, emerging physical education (PE) practical theory utilizing reflective journaling practices. Practical theory can be described as an individual's personal and dynamic set of values, knowledge, and experience that guides, in part, teaching…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Hanson, Aubrey Jean – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper makes a case for attending to the resurgence of Indigenous literary arts in taking up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action in teacher education. I argue that Indigenous literary arts can help to foster relational understandings between readers and Indigenous communities: stories have the capacity to open…
Descriptors: Literature, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Wiseman, Dawn – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on how I have been attending to the TRC's [Truth and Reconciliation Commission's] calls to action within science teacher education. It draws on personal experiences, my dissertation, Canadian policy regarding Indigenous education, and academic literature to explore what the calls ask of teacher educators. Throughout, I consider…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Policy
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MacDonald, Jennifer; Markides, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Education for reconciliation is centered on renewing Indigenous-settler relations. In this article, two graduate students share their experiences as they endeavour to take up a praxis for reconciliation. Positioned by their different cultural identities, they join in a duoethnographic conversation, to reflect on their learning and to share their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
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Conrad, Diane; Jagger, Patricia; Bleeks, Victoria; Auger, Sarah – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Our arts-based curriculum encounter occurred in a graduate course on arts-based research methods. For a class project we engaged in an inquiry on the question: "What does it mean to live on this land?" which we explored through various arts-based activities. The question challenged us to think deeply about our relationship with and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Graduate Students, Place Based Education, History
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Keliipio, Kau?i; Perry, Kimberly; Elderton, Colleen – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper emerges from the particular field experiences of three "settler" colleagues working in a teacher education program, each of whom found that their personal and professional relationships with First Nations, Metís, and Inuit people had a positive and constructive bearing on how they responded to provincial mandates and the Truth…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Eskimos, Teacher Educators, Indigenous Knowledge
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Kearns, Laura-Lee; Tompkins, Joanne; Borden, Lisa Lunney – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This study traces the learning journey of primarily non-Indigenous educators who challenged the legacy of colonization in schools, and worked to decolonize their practice, through their participation in a specialized graduate cohort. Drawing upon sharing circle conversations, we highlight themes that emerged from our research. Educators reported…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Graduate Students, Educational Change, Cultural Awareness
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Korteweg, Lisa; Fiddler, Tesa – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Before the TRC's Calls to Action, we were a collaborative teacher-education partnership of Anishinaabekwe and White settler researching and teaching reconciliation as pedagogical practice with five cohorts of settler teacher-candidates. Engaging theories of settler-colonialism, decolonization and Indigenous studies, we outline the obstacles and…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Conflict Resolution
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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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