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Peterson, Shelly Stagg; Horton, Laura; Restoule, Jean Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
In this paper we propose that collaborative action research values, goals and practices have much in common with guiding principles for conducting research with educators and community members in First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities, as outlined in the Task Force on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures'…
Descriptors: Action Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Research
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Ping, Wang – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
A common problem for Chinese teacher trainers is coping with a passive class with silent trainee learners, when trainees tend to be unresponsive and avoid interactions with the trainer. This is especially true when a trainer seeks interactions in the process of training, such as asking questions to the class as a whole or expecting at least one…
Descriptors: Action Research, Trainees, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Fuqua, Jason – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The number of native Arabic-speaking students coming to America to study English in university programs has grown over the past few years, and continues to be substantial. It has also been noticed by the English Language Institute (ELI) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) that these students often struggle more with reading activities in class,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Semitic Languages, Arabs
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Wickremesooriya, Shalini Felicity – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The study reported in this article is based on the premise that listening to the voices of students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and reflecting and acting on student views is essential within inclusive education. Six primary grade students and six teachers participated in this action research project. Data was gathered…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Participation, Student Rights, Speech Impairments
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Beaulieu, Rodney J. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Action research continues to grow as a research tradition, yet misconceptions about what it is and is not remains, even among scholars. For example, some mistakenly believe action research is only about professional development and is not a scholarly research approach. Some assume action research must be accomplished through a collaborative…
Descriptors: Action Research, Evaluation Research, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
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Chien, Chiu-Kuei Chang; Yu, Kuo-Jen; Lin, Lung-Chi – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Action research allows teachers to evaluate and gain insight into their own practices in their teaching contexts through reflection, and inquire into ways to improve their practices and student learning outcomes. This study is a reflective self-inquiry in which the research team engages in a deliberate and retrospective analysis of the principal…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Educational Practices, Reflection, Inquiry
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Bennett, Mark – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Developing critical literacy skills in students from an early age is vital and should be every teacher's goal. When students are taught how to evaluate a text in critical terms, they are empowered to consider and analyze the influences that are shaping their thoughts and ideas. Strong critical thinking skills enable students to question and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Literacy, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking