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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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Coddens, David O.; Shriner, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This paper presents data collected and analyzed as part of a graduate-level action research project. First, preferred disassociation (gleaned via observational methodology) between Latino and African American racial students within an urban neighbourhood school located within a large Midwestern city in the United States is discussed. Second,…
Descriptors: Safety, Action Research, Research Projects, Local History
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Haselden, Polly G.; Sanders, Marla; Sturkie, Lindsay – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This action research project investigated the effects of self-efficacy training on low achieving high school freshman who were considered to be at risk for academic failure. Six students participated in psycho-educational group counseling sessions for forty-five minutes weekly over the course of a nine-week reporting period. Findings indicated…
Descriptors: Action Research, Self Efficacy, Academic Failure, Group Counseling
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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
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Smithson, Marla – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This action research is a quantitative study of personal goal setting and how it affects the academic performance of third grade students on weekly Math, Reading, and Language Arts assessments in a proactive effort to increase individual performance on standardized tests. The students' weekly performance was indicative of their expected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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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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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
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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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Cobb, Cam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
In this paper, the author reflects on a personal experience he had while attempting to establish a Ramadan Music Accommodation to support four Muslim students who hoped to be exempted from their music lessons during the month preceding Eid-al-Fitr. While this paper outlines a context--and degree--of cultural responsiveness, it also details some of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Muslims, Cultural Awareness
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Allison, John; MacLeod, Katarin – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This article is written by two new professors teaching at a faculty of education and follows on the completion of their first two years of teaching. They taught both core and elective courses offered in their faculty of education pre-service program. This article is a critical review of action research and teacher preparation literatures. It will…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teaching Experience
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Messerer, Teri – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
Diarios (journals) were implemented in a qualitative study. Students used diarios daily to process, practice, and review what they were learning. I found that using diarios improved communication between my students and me, helped me to better know my students, and pushed me to use good instructional strategies. While this study takes place in a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Spanish, Ability, Student Journals
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Windle, Sheila; Sefton, Terry – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This paper and its appended multi-media production describe the rationale and process of creating and presenting a "digitally saturated" (Lankshear & Knobel, 2003), multi-layered, synchronous "montage" (Denzin & Lincoln, 2003) of educational Action Research findings. The authors contend that this type of presentation, arising from the fusion of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Teacher Collaboration, Art
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Di Teodoro, Susan; Donders, Sharon; Kemp-Davidson, Joy; Robertson, Peggy; Schuyler, Lori – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This action research report follows the journey of four elementary school teachers as they learn to define and ask "deeper" or meaningful mathematical questions in their teachings. It chronicles the way that teaching through problem solving and developing criteria for questioning increased the percentage of "deeper" questions…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Friedman, Rhonda; Kazerouni, Gety; Lax, Stacey; Weisdorf, Elli – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
The action research team developed a "Personal Math Concept Chart". This chart required students to describe the mathematical concepts that they were studying in the Geometry strand of Mathematics using their own images and words. In this study, students were encouraged to express their own understanding of geometric concepts in order to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Geometric Concepts, Teaching Methods, Geometry
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