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Janzen, Melanie D.; Schwartz, Karen – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Discourses of children as deficient and deviant are common within the education system and shape the ways in which educators interact with and respond to children. To illustrate this, we conducted a critical discourse analysis of a provincial policy document that directs schools in the development of Codes of Conduct. Drawing on poststructural…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Ethics, Educational Policy
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Wiseman, Dawn – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on how I have been attending to the TRC's [Truth and Reconciliation Commission's] calls to action within science teacher education. It draws on personal experiences, my dissertation, Canadian policy regarding Indigenous education, and academic literature to explore what the calls ask of teacher educators. Throughout, I consider…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Policy
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Craig, Dana; Etcheverry, Jose; Ferris, Stefan – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This Note provides an analysis of Mexico's "Telesecundaria" program within the context of Mexico's new education reform framework offering a succinct background of the project, as well as key policy lessons that can be useful for other jurisdictions interested in the development of distance education programs. This Note uses a literature…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Parker, Dan; McGray. Robert – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This research draws into question the effects that neoliberal policy reforms--with an emphasis on individual and measurable "competencies"--has on new teachers teaching sexuality education in Quebec. While we examine professional competencies that teachers can use to define their mandate for teaching sexuality education as a beginning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Zaver, Arzina – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
In 2008, the Québec Ministry of Education introduced the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program. Though the ERC is a positive step forward in promoting and fostering much-needed religious literacy skills, the implications of a "neutral" professional posture asked of its teachers have been difficult to translate into the classroom.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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Carter, Mindy R. – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This "Note from the Field" provides an overview of what is happening in Kindergarten to University drama and theatre education across Canada. In addition to this snapshot I offer some considerations for extending this discipline and its potential impact on curriculum, policy and practice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education
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Riveros, Augusto; Viczko, Melody – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Based on a qualitative case study that examined elementary teachers' understandings of a professional development policy, we question the conceptual disconnection between professional learning and professional practices in some conceptualizations of professional learning communities. We analyse the research data using Actor-Network Theory and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Carr-Stewart, Sheila; Marshall, Jim; Steeves, Larry – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
In a review of First Nations band-managed school policies, the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002) noted what had been devolved was "the specific operation of the school. What was not devolved was an [education] system which would support the school" (p. 5) delivery of quality educational programming for First…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Educational Finance
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Phillips, Ron Sydney – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
In Canada, education is generally referred to as being the exclusive constitutional responsibility of the provinces and territories. However, the federal government has a constitutional responsibility. This responsibility comes from the Constitution Act 1982 and Treaties 1-11 between the Crown (i.e., The Government of Canada) and First Nations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Canada Natives, Government Role
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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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Simon, Marielle; Robin, Tierney; Forgette-Giroux, Renee; Charland, Julie; Noonan, Brian; Duncan, Randy – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This paper presents a grade 10 mathematics teacher's in-depth description of the process she uses to determine the final grade for the report card within a standards-based context. Her case was part of a three-year comparative study of grading practices of teachers from two Canadian provinces that differ in their level of standardization of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Report Cards, Grading, Comparative Analysis
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This paper provides an historical and contemporary interpretation of the developmental influences that have led to the Ontario Ministry of Education's recent focus on Aboriginal educational policy in Ontario, Canada. It offers an interpretive and critical perspective on the rhetorical constructions, assumptions, and value-orientations implicit in…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Social Development
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Fallon, Gerald; Paquette, Jerald – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
This policy study explores origins of part 6.1 of "Bill 34" ("School Amendment Act, 2002") and its impacts on the institutional behaviour of two public school districts in British Columbia. Part 6.1 permits school districts to raise funds through for-profit school district business companies (SDBC). The analysis found several…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Policy Analysis, School Districts, Foreign Countries
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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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