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Bonnycastle, Anne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This paper describes an action research project that investigated female high school orchestral students' reflections after they had spent a term playing an all-female composed repertoire set. Analysis of conversational interviews showed that participants commonly held two misconceptions: that few women composed music in the past and that there is…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Music
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Casler-Failing, Shelli L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
An action research case study was conducted to investigate the effects of incorporating LEGO robotics into a seventh-grade mathematics curriculum focused on the development of proportional reasoning through the lens of Social Constructivist Theory. This research, which was part of a larger study, reports the findings when LEGO EV3 robots were…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Toys
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Stack, Michelle; Wang, Fei – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In this paper, we analyze a PhotoVoice project -- the Belonging Project that included 22 youth co-researchers and three researchers from the University of British Columbia. The project focused on concepts of belonging and exclusion and resulted in recommendations to a school district in Canada, a photo exhibit, and two of the co-researchers being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, School Districts, Exhibits
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Dunn, Michael; Barrio, Brenda; Hsiao, Yun-Ju – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
Students with developmental disabilities often struggle with life-readiness skills (e.g., literacy skills such as reading and writing, task completion, and communication), which also help prepare students for the workplace. Assistive technology tools offer these students a means to do better in these areas. In this action-research study, we…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Assistive Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Daily Living Skills
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Piggot-Irvine, Eileen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The paper reports on an action research (AR) project with six public high school leaders (reviewers) who volunteered to engage in an 18 month project to overcome their own defensiveness in addressing concerns with teachers (reviewees) whose performance they were evaluating. In the paper I outline how I acted as a coach in a long-term development…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Action Research, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Milner-Bolotin, Marina – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
Increasing student engagement through Electronic Response Systems (clickers) has been widely researched. Its success largely depends on the quality of multiple-choice questions used by instructors. This paper describes a pilot project that focused on the implementation of online collaborative multiple-choice question repository, PeerWise, in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Audience Response Systems
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Arthur, Anne; Hannah, Erin – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This qualitative combined methodology study was undertaken to identify key factors in re-engagement by students aged 18-21 years returning to Secondary School. It was conducted in classrooms providing educational programming for students in treatment, care, custody or correctional facilities. An interview approach was adopted since continuous…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Late Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Robinson, Daniel; Foran, Andrew; Robinson, Ingrid – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This paper reports on the results of the first cycle of an action research project. The objective of this action research was to examine the implementation of a school-based active transportation education program (Making Tracks). A two-cycle action research design was employed in which elementary school students' (ages 7-9), middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Air Transportation, Physical Activities
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Steele, Astrid – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This backward-looking reflection, which stems from experiences of an action research project with teachers, begins with an overview of current perspectives on action research in education settings. Significant details of the project are described to provide context for identification and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses relating to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Collegiality, Participatory Research, Secondary School Teachers