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St-Amand, Jerome; Girard, Stéphanie; Hiroux, Marie-Hélène; Smith, Jonathan – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article outlines a strategy that we, as high school teachers, used in the academic year 2012-2013 to improve a student's school engagement. Extracurricular activities such as sports have proven useful (among other strategies) to counter school disengagement, specifically in enhancing positive social relations among the teachers and students…
Descriptors: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Learner Engagement, Student School Relationship
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Deutsch, Rachel; Woolner, Leah; Byington, Carol-Lynne – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Storytelling is a way of dealing with trauma. For many of those who have experienced trauma, sharing one's own experiences, in the form of a personal narrative, can help to develop new meaning on past events. "Now I See It" was a storytelling project that resulted in a collection of photographs taken by members of the urban Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Females, Trauma, Coping
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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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Choudry, Aziz; Bleakney, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Trade unions and other sites of community-labour organizing such as workers centres are rich, yet contested spaces of education and knowledge production in which both non-formal and informal / incidental forms of learning occur. Putting forward a critique of dominant strands of worker education, the authors ask what spaces exist for social…
Descriptors: Unions, Labor Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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McGill Journal of Education, 2013
In the wake of the Québec student movement, graduate students of the 2012-2013 executive team for the Teaching Assistants' Unit of the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) reflect on their individual backgrounds and motivations for pursuing union work. With various opportunities for employment on and off campus, what compels…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Unions
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Doucerain, Marina – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
The author uses an autobiographical approach to reinterpret her memories of being an immigrant and an English language learner and to probe how these memories are intimately involved in the process of becoming a science teacher. This reflexive process of "excavation" (Grumet, 1999) allows the writing of narratives that explore how words…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Science Teachers, Recognition (Psychology), Personal Narratives
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Austin, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
Drawing on his personal experience as a university student in the 1990s as well as those of a little-known 1960s Montreal-based group, the Caribbean Conference Committee, Austin calls for a return of community education and to the idea that education has meaning and value on its own term. He argues that the joining of theory with practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Role of Education, Theory Practice Relationship