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Sinyai, Clayton; Stafford, Pete; Trahan, Chris – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Many labour organizations that sponsor occupational health and safety training champion "peer training," preferring instructors drawn from the shopfloor over academically credentialed experts. But peer training is hardly new: in the skilled trades, master craftsmen have instructed apprentices since the Middle Ages. Building on the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Occupational Safety and Health, Unions, Industrial Training
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Carter, Susan L. – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
In this article, I argue that a concentrated focus on everyday informal learning about unions is critical not only to re-thinking union education programs, but to the overall project of union renewal. The article offers, by way of example, an inquiry into the grievance system as a routine (and central) union practice and a key site of informal…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Unions, Labor Education, Learning Theories
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Worthen, Helena H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
The representative structure of a union is a maze which, when travelled as a narrative, has drama at every turn. It sets up expectations, pits good against evil, involves many characters with different interests, keeps the clock ticking, and offers opportunities for happy endings (and disappointments) at every level. Union members who are not…
Descriptors: Activism, Change Agents, Union Members, Writing for Publication
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Niyubahwe, Aline; Mukamurera, Joséphine; Jutras, France – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This literature review article investigates the professional integration of teachers recently immigrated to Canada and other western countries. Its findings reveal a number of obstacles to the integration of immigrant teachers into the teaching profession. The review summarizes different initiatives facilitating or hampering immigrant teachers'…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Teacher Characteristics
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Munroe, Elizabeth Ann; Lunney-Borden, Lisa; Murray-Orr, Anne; Toney, Denise; Meader, Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Concerned by the need to decolonize education for Aboriginal students, the authors explore philosophies of Indigenous ways of knowing and those of the 21st century learning movement. In their efforts to propose a way forward with Aboriginal education, the authors inquire into harmonies between Aboriginal knowledges and tenets of 21st century…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Foreign Policy, Indigenous Knowledge
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Gaudreau, Nancy; Royer, Égide; Frenette, Éric; Beaumont, Claire; Flanagan, Tara – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
We examined a training program in classroom management in relation to the efficacy beliefs of elementary school teachers. The training program used a quasi-experimental design with a waitlist control group. Twenty-seven elementary school teachers in the greater Quebec City area participated. The repeated measures ANOVA results revealed positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Savard, Annie; Freiman, Viktor; Theis, Laurent; Larose, Fançois – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Mathematics teachers, researchers and specialists in educational technology from Quebec, Canada developed virtual tools that make interactive simulations of games of chance. These tools were presented to a group of teachers from New Brunswick through workshops and they then got to test and validate them with their students. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Itzkowitz, Selina – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
A local childcare centre embarks on a first-time project to exhibit preschool children's artworks, acknowledging the importance of art-based activities in the development of young children. In the planning and implementation of a successful afternoon event, the centre's children, along with parents, other family members, friends, and educators,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Expression, Childrens Art, Preschool Children
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Yoder, Amarou – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Members of a large, cross-Canada research project on using Canadian social justice literature in the classroom share strategies that teachers are using to teach some of these texts. Strategies range from multi-media projects to song adaptations. Texts and strategies suitable for different grade-levels are represented, and cover a range of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Fullerton, Tom – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This piece is an autobiographical reflection on practice. Models of professional development are reviewed based on personal experience in the field working with practicing teachers in a variety of capacities. A case is made for teacher inquiry as a model for sustained professional improvement over time that is personally meaningful and potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Inquiry
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Vally, Salim; Bofelo, Mphutlane Wa; Treat, John – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Worker education played a crucial role in the development of the trade union movement in South Africa and in the broader struggle for social transformation. This article reviews key moments and dynamics in the trajectory of worker education in South Africa. We argue that international developments, the rise of neoliberalism, and the negotiated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Labor Education, Social Change
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Bofelo, Mphutlane; Shah, Anitha; Moodley, Kessie; Cooper, Linda; Jones, Barbara – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This article argues that the model of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in use at the Workers' College in South Africa may be seen as a form of "radical pedagogy." Drawing on documentary sources, focus group interviews with staff, and observations, it describes an educational philosophy which aims to build the competencies of activists…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Focus Groups, Interviews
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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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Choudry, Aziz; Bleakney, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Trade unions and other sites of community-labour organizing such as workers centres are rich, yet contested spaces of education and knowledge production in which both non-formal and informal / incidental forms of learning occur. Putting forward a critique of dominant strands of worker education, the authors ask what spaces exist for social…
Descriptors: Unions, Labor Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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Elayassa, Wajih – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Due to the political context and the restrictions placed on general freedoms and trade union activities, workers' education in Palestine remained informal and largely reliant on oral memory until the early 1990s. For decades, it was an integral part of political education. Workers' education only became a stand-alone field after the establishment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Education, Educational Development, Social Influences
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