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McNamara, Lauren; Walker, Meaghan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This qualitative report is part of a larger action research study on a topic that is often overlooked in school improvement efforts: Recess and its influence on children's social interactions and developmental trajectories. We introduced The Recess Project into seven lower-socioeconomic elementary schools in southern Ontario. Our intention for…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness
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Berg, Stephen; Bradford, Brent; Robinson, Daniel B.; Wells, Mark – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In British Columbia (BC), Canada, a school district effort was launched to focus on mental wellbeing in middle and senior secondary schools. The initiative "Got Health?" was intended to help students take the lead, through action research, in program development and delivery of information. The purpose of this action research project was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Middle School Students, High School Students
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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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Otienoh, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This paper is a narrative of my personal experiences of conducting action research in Kenyan primary schools. It highlights the opportunities, successes, challenges and dilemmas I encountered during the process: from the school hunting period, to the carrying out of the actual research in two schools, with four teachers. This study reveals that…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Wong, Arch Chee Keen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This article gives an account of an action research project that I used to examine and improve my own teaching practices. In this project, I used insights from critical pedagogy to inform my transition from a transmission to a social reform teaching perspective. When I used the critical pedagogical concept of constructed consciousness and the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory
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Bergman, Lotta – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This article deals with an action research project in which a group of academics from different disciplines reflect on and gradually extend their knowledge on how to support students' academic literacy development. The aim of this research is to understand how the collaborative work becomes a resource in challenging participants' initial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Literacy, College Students
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Ball, Elaine; Regan, Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This recent study broadly confirms earlier conclusions in which action research findings identified that annotated feedback on student assignments carried an unfavourable lecturer tone and, because of which, failed to motivate the student as a learner. It was important to take the action research process further to show how tone is so easily…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Action Research, Questionnaires, Assignments
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Roush, Cora; Song, Liyan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to report a study that examined the impact of using Clickers technology on classroom instruction from both the students' and the teachers' perspectives. The students in this study came from six high school Spanish classes, and the teachers were from six different subject areas in the high school and two…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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McNamara, Lauren – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This article describes the first two years of an ongoing, collaborative action research project focused on the troubled recess environment in 4 elementary schools in southern Ontario. The project involves an iterative, dynamic process of inquiry, planning, action, and reflection among students, teachers, university researchers, university student…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Recess Breaks, Action Research, Elementary School Students
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Graham, Robert D. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This exploratory action research investigation provided the opportunity for a collaborative examination of the pedagogy underlying the use of wireless clicker technology within an elementary school environment. It investigated the uncomfortable truths of their use and revealed some unanticipated benefits. Using a triangulated qualitative data…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Audience Response Systems
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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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Costello, David – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This article shares the experience of a teacher investigating the tension between a mandated literacy program and his desire to teach in response to his perceptions of students' needs. Qualitative teacher research methodology is used to study the impact of mandated literacy practices on teaching and learning; and to answer the question: how is my…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Attitudes, Literacy