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Miles, James – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper argues that history educators and teachers are uniquely implicated in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action through their responsibility to teach Indigenous and Canadian history, including the injustices of settler colonialism. After examining the politics of Canada's ongoing truth and reconciliation process, this…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Teacher Responsibility
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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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High, Anna Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
The protection and promotion of dignity is a foundational objective of restorative justice. Dignity-enhancing restorative justice practices, which are rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people groups, have been widely adopted in schools reactively, as a response to specific infractions. A growing number of schools are adopting…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Cost Effectiveness
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Rowsell, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines the extent to which the competencies of the 21st century learner are reflected in the learning outcomes within the English language arts curriculum standards documents for the Canadian provinces. Manifest summative content analysis was used to code learning outcomes in accordance with themes derived from the competencies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Behavioral Objectives, Language Arts
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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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Webber, Geoff; Miller, Dianne – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Few studies take up the question of how to teach pre-service or current teachers to practice integrated, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based methodologies. In this literature review, scholarly research is explored to examine approaches to teacher education based in progressivism. Place- and community-based education is considered as an important…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Active Learning
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Randall, Lynn; Robinson, Daniel Bruce; Fletcher, Tim – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate the extent to which quality physical education is currently being taught in Atlantic Canada. We used survey methods to generate descriptive data indicating: (a) the backgrounds of those who teach physical education and (b) what is being taught in physical education. Our findings suggest physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Profiles, Program Descriptions
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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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Harrison, Edward B.; Lautensach, Alexander K.; McDonald, Verna Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
In 2007 the University of Northern British Columbia initiated a two-year elementary teacher education program at the Northwest Campus in Terrace, British Columbia. The program was designed to meet specific community needs in the North that arise from inequities in the cultural safety of Indigenous teachers and students. The authors share three…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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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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Maynes, Nancy; Allison, John; Julien-Schultz, Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Experience may influence beliefs and beliefs may influence practices. Following these premises, we investigated teacher candidates' post experience reflections nine months after an international practicum where they taught for three weeks in rural Kenya. Teacher candidates were placed in non-governmental organization (NGO) sponsored schools on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Preston, Jane P. – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore the role a School Community Council (SCC) played in encouraging community involvement in a kindergarten to grade 12 school. Via 35 interviews, thematic data reflected that the SCC's influence was limited. As analyzed through social capital theory, SCC members shared thin levels of trust,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Community Involvement, School Councils
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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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Katz, Steven; Earl, Lorna; Jaafar, Sonia Ben; Elgie, Susan; Foster, Leanne; Halbert, Judy; Kaser, Linda – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
In an effort to intentionally create the level of deep learning necessary for practitioners to make meaningful changes in their classrooms, professional networks are increasingly being promoted as mechanisms for knowledge creation that can make a difference for students. This paper explores the way networks function by testing a theory of action…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Educational Cooperation
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Ivie, Stanley D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2007
Humanity delights in spinning conceptual models of the world. These models, in turn, mirror their respective root metaphors. Three root metaphors--spiritual, organic, and mechanical--have dominated western thought. The spiritual metaphor runs from Plato, through Hegel, and connects with Montessori. The organic metaphor extends from Aristotle,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Models, Educational Objectives, Role of Education
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