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Nolan. Kathleen T. – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2018
Through a teacher educator's study of her own practice as a faculty advisor (university supervisor), this paper focuses on studying theory-practice transitions with respect to mathematics pre-service teacher field experience. The purpose of the research study was to disrupt traditional discourses on these theory-practice transitions by…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy; Marshall, Kelle Keating – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
The focus of this article is how pedagogical theory and applied linguistic research informed the development of a multifaceted methodology designed to elicit middle school students' perspectives on bilingualism and their language identities within the context of a one-way French Immersion programme in New Brunswick, Canada. The theoretical context…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescents, Educational Theories, Applied Linguistics
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Hoelscher, Michael – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article argues that strong interrelations between methodological and theoretical advances exist. Progress in, especially comparative, methods may have important impacts on theory evaluation. By using the example of the "Varieties of Capitalism" approach and an international comparison of higher education systems, it can be shown…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Education, Research Methodology, Cross Cultural Studies
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Rodway, Joelle – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
Ontario's Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) program is a provincially sponsored initiative that aims to build school district capacity for developing research-informed school mental health policies. This article reports findings from a mixed-methods study that employs social network theory and analysis tools to explore the centrality of CYMH…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Capacity Building, Mental Health Programs, Educational Policy
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Murphy, Michael P. A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Building on prior research into active learning pedagogy in political science, I discuss the development of a new active learning strategy called the "thesis-building carousel," designed for use in political theory tutorials. This use of active learning pedagogy in a graduate student-led political theory tutorial represents the overlap…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Writing Strategies, Writing Skills
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McIntyre, Laureen J.; Hellsten, Laurie-Ann M. – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2014
This paper presents an auto-ethnographic exploration of two post-tenure female faculty member's experiences developing their programs of research. Self-reflection was used to explore the factors that have helped or hindered the development of their research program, and the continued challenges they faced as female faculty. Composite themes were…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Women Faculty
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lo, C. Owen – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Using a realist grounded theory method, this study resulted in a theoretical model and 4 propositions. As displayed in the LINK model, the labeling practice is situated in and endorsed by a social context that carries explicit theory about and educational policies regarding the labels. Taking a developmental perspective, the labeling practice…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Grounded Theory, Models, Theories
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Murray, Jaylene – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Over the past few decades, universities have been recognized as ideal leaders for the development of policies and innovative solutions required to support the transition to sustainable societies. As a major stakeholder group, students play a significant role in moving this agenda forward; however, their actions remain understudied in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Sustainability, Student Role, Social Problems
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Halsall, Tanya; Forneris, Tanya – Applied Developmental Science, 2018
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth experience many health disparities in comparison with their mainstream Canadian peers. Researchers have recommended that interventions developed to enhance health and well-being for FNMI youth apply a strengths-based approach that acknowledges contextual challenges. This article uses a qualitative…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Canada Natives, Intervention, Well Being
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Riley, Barbara L.; Kernoghan, Alison; Stockton, Lisa; Montague, Steve; Yessis, Jennifer; Willis, Cameron D. – Research Evaluation, 2018
Assessing societal impacts of research is more difficult than assessing advances in knowledge. Methods to evaluate research impact on policy processes and outcomes are especially underdeveloped, and are needed to optimize the influence of research on policy for addressing complex issues such as chronic diseases. Contribution analysis (CA), a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Public Health, Research and Development Centers
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Taylor, Alison – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This paper explores the potential of cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), to provide new insights into community service-learning (CSL) in higher education. While CSL literature acknowledges the influences of John Dewey and Paolo Freire, discussion of the potential contribution of cultural-historical activity theory, rooted in the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Social Psychology, Cultural Context
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Heppner, Denise H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on the results of a literature review addressing the research questions: What strategies for writing instruction have proven to be effective in promoting writing development in preschool-primary aged children? What research on writing instruction has been conducted within Canada on preschool-primary aged children? An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Dillon, David – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study examines a teacher educator's quest to provide an integrated practice-and-theory approach to learning to teach that places the experiences of the teacher candidates at the centre of the curriculum by focussing on their developing questions, challenges and issues through socio-constructivist discussions of their emerging practices.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Thornton, Colleen; Underwood, Kathryn – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2013
This grounded theory study explores beliefs about disability and inclusion from the perspectives of educators of young children in their respective roles as elementary school teachers and early childhood educators, in Ontario, Canada. The social relational model described by Reindal is used as a theoretical framework for interviews with four…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Grounded Theory, Teacher Attitudes
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DeLuca, Christopher; Valiquette, Adelina; Coombs, Andrew; LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; Luhanga, Ulemu – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Classroom assessment has become a cornerstone of today's standards-based system of education. However, recent policy developments, professional standards, and variable assessment education have led to significant variability in teachers' approaches to assessment. The primary purpose of this research was to use a new instrument predicated on…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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