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Nyika, Lawrence; McPherson, Charmaine; Murray-Orr, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this essay, we review empirical, theoretical, and substantial grey literature in relation to immigrant youth and health promoting schools (HPS). We examine the health promotion concept to consider how it may inform the HPS model. Using Canada as an example, we examine current immigrant youth demographics and define several key terms including…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Models
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Hamel, Christine; Turcotte, Sandrine; Laferriere, Therese; Bisson, Nicolas – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Education research has shown the importance of helping students develop comprehension skills. Explanation-seeking rather than fact-seeking pedagogies have been shown to warrant deeper student understanding. This study investigates the use of Knowledge Forum (KF) in K-6 classrooms (n = 251) to develop students' explanation skills. To this end, we…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Grushka, Kathryn Meyer; Bellette, Aaron; Holbrook, Allyson – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article focuses on the use of Photographic Participatory Inquiry (PPI) in researching the teaching and learning of photography in the e-learning environment. It is an arts-informed method drawing on digital tools to capture collective information as digital artefacts, which can then be accessed and harnessed to build critical and reflective…
Descriptors: Photography, Educational Research, Participatory Research, Inquiry
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Bangou, Francis – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The goal of this article is to consider the potential for digital video cameras to produce as part of a research agencement. Our reflection will be guided by the current literature on the use of video recordings in research, as well as by the rhizoanalysis of two vignettes. The first of these vignettes is associated with a short video clip shot by…
Descriptors: Photography, Video Technology, Vignettes, Educational Research
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Wallace, Janice; Wallin, Dawn; Viczko, Melody; Anderson, Heather – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Our research situates, contextualizes, and analyzes the lived experiences of ten female academics who were among the first women in the academic discipline of educational administration in seven of the ten provinces in Canada. Using institutional ethnography and life history to inform our analysis, this article explores three of the themes that…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Females, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
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Smith, Bryan; Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas; Corrigan, Julie – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This research project explored the nexus between historical literacies, digital literacy and m-learning as a praxis of mobilizing technopolitics. To do this, we developed a mobile application for teacher candidates to study the absence of the Indian Residential School system from history textbooks and other curricular materials. Building on the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Computer Literacy, Electronic Publishing
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Mayen, Patrick – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to critically examine teacher education based on the concepts, principles, and practices of adult education, vocational training, and continuing vocational training. We will discuss a few aspects of teacher education from the perspective of our research and our theoretical frames of reference, touching on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Vocational Education, Educational Principles
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Krpan, Cathy Marks; Swartz, Larry – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This research reports on collaborative research projects supported by a teachers' federation. We compare research teams involved in the first year of the project, where they had free choice of research purposes with those in the second year who had the subject area defined for them. University faculty, teachers' colleagues, and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Research, Action Research, Leadership
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Hamdan, Amani K. – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
This paper discusses my position as an Arab Muslim woman researcher who is affiliated with a Western university, researching Arab Muslim Canadian women. I discuss how reflexivity has emerged as an element of my research endeavours. Various notions of reflexivity in educational research have been expressed in the literature, yet I focus on what it…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Arabs
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McMurtry, Angus – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
The following fictional account of a seminar on complexity science and its relevance for education makes use of several real events. The first is an actual seminar that took place during the spring of 2005, in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. The second is the collective creation of the Complexity and Education…
Descriptors: Seminars, Foreign Countries, Fiction, Internet
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Kimpson, Sally A. – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
This narrative recounts the disruption of my graduate research project by persistent, self-reflexive questioning of the process of doing independent research for the first time, and draws its texts from the resulting master's thesis. In this story, the ethnographic method I chose initially to study the experience of women returning to school to…
Descriptors: Researchers, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Ethnography
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Clews, Rosemary; Newman, Kristin – McGill Journal of Education, 2005
This study illustrates how stories about people's experiences half a century ago can still be of educational value today. Using as a case example an interview-based study with war-brides who came to Canada after World War II, the authors show how reflexive narrative research can be a catalyst for learning for several groups of people on at least…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Learning Processes, Personal Narratives
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Leroy, Carol; Symes, Brent – McGill Journal of Education, 2001
Investigates beliefs of four teachers of at-risk students. Discusses possible school failure and future high poverty communities as related to the students' family backgrounds. Identifies child abuse in the home, alcoholism, and single or absent parents as most frequent contributors to at-risk student behavior. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse
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Samuel, Edith; Krugly-Smolska, Eva; Warren, Wendy – McGill Journal of Education, 2001
Analyzed the results of a study that examined academic achievement of adolescents in selected ethnocultural groups in Canada. Surveyed Caribbean, Chinese, East European, Latin American, South Asian, and Canadian students (n=1954). Found that adolescents in voluntary groups had higher academic performance. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Cole, Ardra L. – McGill Journal of Education, 2000
Provides an overview and analysis of the nature and progress of programmatic reform efforts in the anglophone faculties and departments of education in Canada. Raises issues for consideration and debate by people invested in teacher education reform efforts in Canadian universities. Reports on the first phase of a study of teacher education…
Descriptors: Departments, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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