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Niyubahwe, Aline; Mukamurera, Joséphine; Jutras, France – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This literature review article investigates the professional integration of teachers recently immigrated to Canada and other western countries. Its findings reveal a number of obstacles to the integration of immigrant teachers into the teaching profession. The review summarizes different initiatives facilitating or hampering immigrant teachers'…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Teacher Characteristics
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Loughland, Tony – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
The Federal Government in Australia has recently established Centres for Excellence in Teacher Education. These Centres represent a power shift towards schools in teacher education and away from centralised bureaucracies and university faculties of education. Given this shift, it is interesting to examine other historical and current school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Federal Government, Professional Development Schools
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Moss, Leah – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
The curse of being the "new, new" thing was initially hung around the neck of the current incarnation of Quebec's "recognition of prior learning" program. However, this has changed as the program has evolved into a working service for Quebec residents. This article will examine the current public offering of the recognition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Timmons, Vianne; Ostridge, Randy – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
Data analysis is critical to educational planning. Determining the number of school leavers is crucial for a school board when planning for interventions and supports. In researching the number of early school leavers in the province of Prince Edward Island, the method in which the data were reported affected the rates. Two critical considerations…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Dropouts, Data Analysis, Boards of Education
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Stanton, Lauren; Beran, Tanya – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
In this article we review legislation and bylaws that relate to school bullying. This review focuses on the differences in how bullying is defined by researchers and legislators. It further examines how some laws identify bullying specifically, whereas others address more general acts of aggression. Some laws pertain to the school environment,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Work Environment, Legislation
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Baker, Beverly Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
In North American university contexts, the language diversity found in English mainstream composition ("L1") classrooms resembles more and more that found in ESL ("L2") writing classrooms. As these two groups become less differentiated, those specifically trained in L2 writing might well wonder whether the needs of the…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Teachers, North Americans, Native Speakers
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Ghosh, Ratna – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
There are sharp differences in the economic, educational and political conditions among the NAFTA countries. This paper focuses on the difference in cultural and value orientations in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Education is increasingly market driven, which poses a challenge in balancing the integration of education with international…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Smith, Donna-Lee; Peck, Josephine – McGill Journal of Education, 2004
Mi'kmaq is a First Nations language spoken in Atlantic Canada and the north-eastern United States--and like most surviving indigenous languages in North America, it is at risk. The small community of Wagmatcook, Cape Breton, determined to see Mi'kmaq return from the brink of extinction, has implemented 2 initiatives that are changing the fate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Canada Natives, American Indians