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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Jang, Soon Young; Miguel, Jayson San; Styres, Sandra; Madsen, Audrey – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Five Aboriginal Head Start early childhood educators from a northern Canadian community participated in interviews for the purpose of informing non-Indigenous teachers' classroom teaching. Their observations and experiences highlight the importance of learning from and on the land alongside family members, and of family stability and showing…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Canada Natives, American Indians, Teacher Attitudes
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Preston, Jane P.; Macphee, Mary M.; O'Keefe, Alaina Roach – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
We examine how kindergarten teachers on Prince Edward Island depict both parent involvement in school and its perceived challenges. Data consisted of written responses to two open-ended survey questions completed by 62 participants or 94% of the kindergarten teachers on PEI. Results showed that teachers recognized parent involvement in traditional…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Parent Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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Lynch, Meghan – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This exploratory netnographic study describes how a sample of Ontario kindergarten teachers perceive the new Ontario Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) curriculum. Discussions from teacher message boards, the comment sections of online news articles, and interviews with kindergarten teachers were analyzed and coded using a qualitative approach. Analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Preschool Teachers
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Munroe, Elizabeth Ann; Lunney-Borden, Lisa; Murray-Orr, Anne; Toney, Denise; Meader, Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Concerned by the need to decolonize education for Aboriginal students, the authors explore philosophies of Indigenous ways of knowing and those of the 21st century learning movement. In their efforts to propose a way forward with Aboriginal education, the authors inquire into harmonies between Aboriginal knowledges and tenets of 21st century…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Foreign Policy, Indigenous Knowledge
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Itzkowitz, Selina – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
A local childcare centre embarks on a first-time project to exhibit preschool children's artworks, acknowledging the importance of art-based activities in the development of young children. In the planning and implementation of a successful afternoon event, the centre's children, along with parents, other family members, friends, and educators,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Expression, Childrens Art, Preschool Children
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Tarr, Patricia – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
Tangled Threads, a case study of a group of women art educators, examines the nature of mentoring relationships within the context of a professional association. Grounded in literature on "community of practice," relational and peer mentoring, and an ethic of care, the study uncovers the complex interconnections between women's professional and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Professional Associations, Communities of Practice
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Heydon, Rachel M.; Wang, Ping – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
Through a case study of a key Canadian early childhood education program, The Kindergarten Program (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1998a), we explore the relationship between curricular paradigms and early childhood education (ECE) models, and the opportunities that each creates for enacting ethical teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Young Children