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Yurdal, Mustafa Onur; Toraman, Çetin – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
This study is a meta-analytical examination of the relationships between academic achievement, motivation, and self-directed learning. It aims to review scientific studies investigating how self-directed learning readiness relates to both motivation and academic achievement to find a common effect level and to synthesize the study results.…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Academic Achievement, Motivation, Relationship
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Rinkel-Mackay, Sherri – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has calls to action for the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges and teaching practices in classrooms. Western educators have different degrees of willingness, understanding, and skill in teaching Indigenous concepts and their teaching practices can be superficial. Highlighting autoethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods
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Bui, Nguyen-Bich-Thy; Sinaga, Romi Aswandi; Arsairach, Suphannee – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
This study aimed to compare the levels and relationships between school capacity, teacher capacity, and student experience in Thailand and Taiwan. Moreover, school types and school locations were examined to explore these differences. The secondary data from PISA 2018 were analyzed by quantitative approach. The results revealed that only school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Role
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Sokal, Laura; Eblie Trudel, Lesley; Heaman-Warne, Carl – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Teachers have demonstrated a wide range of responses to the challenges of teaching within a pandemic. The current study investigated the relationship between resilience and post-traumatic growth in teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on administration of the Maslach Burnout Inventory in 2022, four teachers demonstrated high levels of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Teacher Burnout, Faculty Development, COVID-19
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Siemens, Elizabeth – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Small rural schools utilize multi-graded classes to maintain their viability. When the majority of classes are combined, the result is a multi-graded school. In Alberta alone, there are approximately 90 schools that would be defined as a multi-graded school, and every rural school board has at least one on its roster. In Alberta, students and…
Descriptors: Multigraded Classes, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Mosher, Ronna; Lenters, Kimberly; Boss, Harrison – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Responding to concerns that play is at risk in the early years of education, this article investigates teachers' current use of play in language and literacy instruction in Grade 1 and 2 Alberta classrooms. It addresses what teachers say they need to make play part of school-based language and literacy education. Survey findings show a recognition…
Descriptors: Play, Literacy Education, Role, Teaching Methods
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Hebert, Cristyne; LeNouail, Kent – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
This study focused on school division needs pertaining to classroom-based assessment policies in Saskatchewan. Using a critical policy analysis framework, this project narrowed in on the creation of assessment policies within school divisions in the province through the lens of superintendents (n = 16). Applying Verhoest et al.'s (2004)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis
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Jin, Qingna; Kim, Mijung; Wong, Suzanna – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Supporting students to become critical consumers of online information is one of the most urgent agendas in education today. In schools around the world, students are engaging in online information problem solving (IPS) tasks to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by searching and evaluating online information. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Science Education
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Cheng, Liying; Baidoo-Anu, David; DeLuca, Christopher – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Principals play a key leadership role in school effectiveness and student success; however, one area that has received relatively little attention so far is principals' embedded understanding of assessment and grading within the educational context where they work. We examined 141 Chinese school principals' conceptions of assessment and grading…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Grading
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Frempong, George; Kadam, Raavee; Makani, Joyline; McPherson, Michelle; Mandeya, Nyasha; Idris, Timi – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Though school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected all students globally, the effect was significantly more for students from marginalized and vulnerable communities. In Nova Scotia, Canada, the concern was the racial achievement gap that the education system is addressing through an inclusive education policy. The worry, especially for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, African American Students, COVID-19
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Minuk, Alexandra; Beach, Pamela; Favret, Elena – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
As elementary teachers increasingly turn to online environments for their literacy-oriented professional learning, evaluating website quality is of growing importance. Using screen capture recordings of participants' navigations, the purpose of this study was to identify the types of online learning environments that elementary teachers use to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
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Merchant, Stefan; Kirby, John; Klinger, Don – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Self-regulation is positively associated with better academic, and life, outcomes. Consequently, many school systems aim to develop self-regulation, or related constructs. Thus, many teachers are asked to assess and report upon students' self-regulation (or related constructs). How secondary teachers in Ontario, Canada accomplish this task was…
Descriptors: Self Management, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Saville, Elizabeth; Cherkowski, Sabre; Jakobi, Jennifer – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
This qualitative study was designed from an appreciative and positive research focus to examine how and why young women engage in, succeed, and persevere in STEM courses. The objective was to gain student perspectives on improving gender equality in STEM education. From the questionnaire and focus groups with participating women university…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Students, Females, Inclusion
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Ngo, Hieu Van – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
This study examined the differential experience and educational outcomes among two English Language Learning (ELL) student cohorts, namely holders of a high school diploma and individuals who did not complete high school. Our analysis of 39 interviews with ELL respondents demonstrated that premigration experience; personal qualities; interactions…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Outcomes of Education, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Patricia Danyluk; Amy Burns; Yvonne Poitras Pratt; Astrid Kendrick; Maureen Plante; Samara Wessel; Kathryn Crawford; Eva Lemaire; Joshua Hill; Robin Bright; Dawn Burleigh; Chloe Weir; Laurie Hill; Lorelei Boschman – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
Alberta's "Teaching Quality Standard" requires that all teachers possess and apply a foundational knowledge of Indigenous Peoples to their teaching. In 2020, representatives from ten Alberta teacher education programs came together to examine how they were braiding and weaving Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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