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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article reports comprehensive findings from a national study of the teaching and assessment of writing in classrooms across ten Canadian provinces and two of three territories. Through interviews with 216 grade 4-8 teachers and observations and interviews in 22 classrooms (1 to 3 classrooms in each province), we gathered information about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Whitley, Jessica – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The academic difficulties experienced by many Aboriginal (First Nations, M├ętis, Inuit) students in Canada have been well-documented. Indicators such as school persistence and post-secondary enrollment are typically far lower for Aboriginal students as a group compared to non-Aboriginal students. Identifying facilitators of success is key to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
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Stewart, Trae; Alrutz, Megan – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
This study investigates the extent to which service-learners' mindfulness is affected by engagement in reflection (e.g., dialogue) and contemplation activities (e.g., labyrinth tracing). The results are compared within and between treatment groups, while covarying for participants' initial levels of mindfulness. While both dialogue and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Metacognition, Affective Behavior
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Parr, Michelann – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This article identifies and discusses ethical dilemmas inherent when undertaking research with children or other vulnerable populations: power relations, risks and benefits, and informed consent and confidentiality (Maguire, 2005). Ethical dilemmas often arise when researchers attempt to merge the interests of their research and the interests of…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Social Action, Ethnography, Confidentiality