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A'Bear, David – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This qualitative study explores the challenges that chronically ill students face in their learning as a result of prolonged and intermittent absences from school. It shows how the use of iPod technology as a communicative link minimized the impact of absences and allowed the student to experience true inclusion in their classroom, enabling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Attendance Patterns, Inclusion
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Robinson, Daniel B. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This article presents an action research project focused on improving physical education (PE) for adolescent female students. One university researcher, three male PE teachers, and 13 of their most disengaged female students participated in the one-year, two-cycle, action research project. The process and results are offered so that future PE…
Descriptors: Action Research, Females, Physical Education, Educational Improvement
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Lyons, Wanda E. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This participatory action research study engaged classroom teachers, special education teachers, teacher assistants, and a principal in examining and resolving role issues within inclusive classrooms. Analysis of data from multiple sources revealed three predominant findings: (a) when teachers were confronted with role problems, they identified an…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Action Research, Participatory Research, Special Education Teachers
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Abbott, Marilyn L.; Dunn, William; Aberdeen, Trudie – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This paper describes a research-based approach to creating a collaborative means for seeking educational change to benefit ESL learners and their teachers. We used a teacher education course as a boundary-spanning space for the sharing of expertise among teacher educators and pre-service and in-service teachers. The initiative involved the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Educational Change
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Murray, Meredith; Puchner, Laurel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This article describes a 7th grade Language Arts teacher's investigation into whether she could use her district-prescribed literature selections to effectively increase her students' awareness of sociocultural issues. She used an instructional strategy called Think-Aloud to explicitly discuss social and cultural issues as they related to the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Grade 7, Culturally Relevant Education
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Schaaf, Ryan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) activities were examined in comparison with effective, research-based learning strategies to observe any difference in student engagement and time-on task behavior. Experimental and control groups were randomly selected amongst the intermediate elementary school students ages 8 to 10 years old. Student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies, Control Groups, Elementary School Students
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Wideman, Ron – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This article presents the author's keynote address delivered at the "North Eastern Ontario Education Network 2011 Research Carousel: Evidence in the Classroom--Affecting Student Achievement at the Grassroots Level." In this address, the author first discusses teachers and learning in the literature on adult and professional learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Empowerment