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Brown, Barbara; Hartwell, Amber; Thomas, Christy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
Two post-secondary instructors and one K-12 Learning Commons teacher describe how interdisciplinary units of study were designed by undergraduate pre-service teachers and by in-service teachers in a junior high school. The interdisciplinary units focused on two or more disciplines and aimed to engage student learners in understanding a complex…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Oh Neill, Sam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In 2003, I began a longitudinal study into the purpose of education. The process of my investigation included getting involved in new innovations as they were introduced to our school board. As I looked deeper into the purpose of schooling I discovered some startling things about how and why systems of education, through the apparatus of…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Change
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Briscoe, Patricia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This action research reports on a three-year collaborative learning process among three teachers. We used current literature and a critical reflection framework to understand why our teaching approaches were not resulting in increased student learning. This allowed us to examine our previously unrecognized and uninterrupted--and often,…
Descriptors: Reflection, Action Research, Inquiry, Models
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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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Brown, Barb; Dressler, Roswita; Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Jacobsen, Michele – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
In this article, action research is explored as a process for instructor reflection, professional learning and collaboration. The context for the professional learning was the teaching of graduate level education courses in which action research, in conjunction with a cohort-based, collaboratory approach to learning, was used to facilitate…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Graduate Students
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Munro, Jill; Abbott, Marilyn; Rossiter, Marian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
We investigated the extent to which a seven-week action research mentoring project would help two junior high school science teachers to feel more confident and successful in their abilities to use accommodation strategies to support the English language learners (ELLs) in their classes, and consequently to increase their ability to assess more…
Descriptors: Success, Mentors, Action Research, Junior High Schools
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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