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McGill Journal of Education, 2013
In the wake of the Québec student movement, graduate students of the 2012-2013 executive team for the Teaching Assistants' Unit of the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) reflect on their individual backgrounds and motivations for pursuing union work. With various opportunities for employment on and off campus, what compels…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Unions
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Stewart, Trae; Alrutz, Megan – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
This study investigates the extent to which service-learners' mindfulness is affected by engagement in reflection (e.g., dialogue) and contemplation activities (e.g., labyrinth tracing). The results are compared within and between treatment groups, while covarying for participants' initial levels of mindfulness. While both dialogue and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Metacognition, Affective Behavior
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Loughland, Tony; Bowen, Margo – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
This paper analyses the uncertain foundations of the use of action research in a graduate teaching degree. This analysis is conducted by the course coordinator in partnership with a recent graduate. The uncertainty is traced to the pedagogical incoherence of the course that is caused by philosophical infidelity. The philosophy and practice of the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Lewkowich, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
The influence of technology in today's classroom is undeniably ubiquitous and scattered, and though the practice of conceptualizing technological application emerges from within an already contested and highly politicized field of human relations, when approached in the context of curriculum, this contestation takes on new significance. In this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Ambiguity (Context)
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Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
The goal of science education is usually meant to develop students' basic knowledge, skills, and scientific attitudes as stated in many countries' curriculum documents, with little consideration of what backgrounds students bring into the classroom. A cultural approach to education has challenged this universal goal of science education. This…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Science Process Skills, Knowledge Level
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McGregor, Heather Elizabeth – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Between 1985 and the present, curriculum developers, educators and Elders in Nunavut have been working towards reconceptualization of curriculum to better meet the strengths and needs of Inuit students and to reflect, preserve, and revitalize Inuit worldview, language, and culture. This article outlines the development of the 1989 curriculum…
Descriptors: Eskimo Aleut Languages, Eskimos, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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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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Anderson, Michael James; Freebody, Kelly J. – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Teacher education in universities is under pressure. In many new education policies there is a renewed focus on teacher quality, and therefore quality initial teacher education. In some countries this renewed focus has led to a resurgence of "alternative approaches" to teacher education such as Teach for America / Australia. One of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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Cumming-Potvin, Wendy Marie – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Aiming to extend sociocultural theory about the teaching and learning of literacies, this article reports on data from a qualitative study underpinned by a sociocultural framework (Rogoff, 1990; Vygotsky, 1986). Conducted in an Australian university community, the project tracked a group of pre-service teachers engaging in scaffolded literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Preservice Teachers
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Sokal, Laura – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Focus groups were conducted in four school divisions in central Canada in order to determine whether inclusive educators in schools could identify the knowledge base, skills set, and attitudes desirable in new inclusive teachers. Participants failed to identify an essential knowledge base for inclusive educators. Findings indicated that a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Focus Groups, Teacher Characteristics
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Wallin, Dawn C. – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
This paper conceptualizes queue theory (Tallerico & Blount, 2004) to discuss a mixed-methods study that determined the career patterns of senior educational administrators in public school divisions in Manitoba, Canada, compared by position, context and sex. Findings indicate that queue theory has merit for describing the career paths of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Foreign Countries, Career Development, Employment Opportunities
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Riveros, Augusto; Viczko, Melody – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Based on a qualitative case study that examined elementary teachers' understandings of a professional development policy, we question the conceptual disconnection between professional learning and professional practices in some conceptualizations of professional learning communities. We analyse the research data using Actor-Network Theory and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Loughland, Tony – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
The Federal Government in Australia has recently established Centres for Excellence in Teacher Education. These Centres represent a power shift towards schools in teacher education and away from centralised bureaucracies and university faculties of education. Given this shift, it is interesting to examine other historical and current school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Federal Government, Professional Development Schools
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Maynes, Nancy; Allison, John; Julien-Schultz, Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Experience may influence beliefs and beliefs may influence practices. Following these premises, we investigated teacher candidates' post experience reflections nine months after an international practicum where they taught for three weeks in rural Kenya. Teacher candidates were placed in non-governmental organization (NGO) sponsored schools on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Segedin, Lauren – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Literature on social inequalities in schooling reveals that the school curriculum, streaming, and teacher expectations are school-related factors that limit student success. This study asks: How do the school curriculum, streaming and teacher expectations limit students who have been designated "at risk" from finding success in school?…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Ability Grouping, Track System (Education)
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